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Old 03-30-2003, 16:12   #1 (permalink)
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Can I check fault codes?

Can I check my 91 GT's fault codes myself without a code reader? I was able to on my Plymouth, and I THOUGHT I could on an old escort, but can't remember for sure. If so, how do I do it?
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Old 03-31-2003, 12:20   #2 (permalink)
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Usually Haynes repair manuals have a emissions section that has a decoder texts in there, but I don't if you want spend $26 on a book that you're going use for 30 seconds looking to figure out whats wrong with your car. If you want you could get a lot out of those manuals.
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Yeah Im going to pick one up. Ive had one for every car i've owned and theyre a lot of use. I was wondering if I could do something with my ignition to get fault codes to flash on the check engine light.
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Try it see what happens.
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I dont know what the sequence would be for a Ford.
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Old 04-02-2003, 11:32   #6 (permalink)
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What do you need?
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Old 04-02-2003, 23:20   #7 (permalink)
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With some cars you can do things to get fault codes without having to have any special tools or computers. Some cars don't have this feature. I thought my 89 GT allowed this, but am not sure, and I know my plymouth does, but it would be a different method for a ford. I just need to know if I can do it, and if so how. In the plymouth I turn the key to on, then off then on then off then on, and the check engine light blinks out the codes, and when it's done it blinks 5 times, pauses and then 5 more times, then shuts off.
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On an'89 Escort, you have to hook up a computer.
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Old 04-03-2003, 14:22   #9 (permalink)
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ahh ok, then that is probably the same.
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Old 04-03-2003, 14:47   #10 (permalink)
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If possible could you take a picture of your two GTs, so I can see what your working with, or maybe envy you.:))
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