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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-24-2006 Thread Starter
 
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Where is my computer? I have a 94 mustang. All i need is to get the codes outta my car. My check engine light is on. Is there something i have to do to get the codes out, or is there somewhere i can hook up the computer?

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 03-25-2006
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Go to an "Autozone" parts store, they'll pull your codes for free. They won't do in depth analysis, just the code numbers and a general discription of the trouble area. Look at your manual and be able to tell the guy what typt of "On Board Diagnostics" you have, it should tell you. Most cars have "OBD II" but I don't know if that goes back to '94, my '95 has it. "OBD II" stands for on board diagnostics 2nd gneration. Don't be too alarmed at a 'check engine light' if the cars is running OK, that light will come on at the slightest burp in the cars system, anything from a leaking vacuum hose to an engine miss-fire. Hope that helped you!


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Thanks. Do yall think that just unpluging my battery for about 5 min will reset everything??
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yes it will. Then drive it hard for about 3or 4 startup and drive cycles so she'll train herself to be 'snappy'. It probably won't run real good at first. If the diagnostic system thinks the code is important enough for the light to go back on,....it will. Here's some hope. I have a '95 convert, with 80000 mi and it was giving me a code for leaking intake manifolds [upper & lower] and all that did was have the ECM program my fuel different, then for no reason whatever, it turned itself off. [must have been a very slight pin-hole that sealed up] The engine ran fine with and without the light on. Play it safe though,........find out what the codes are. None of us on the forum will tell you to dis-regard them, they could be more important than you think!

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Thanks. The engine runs perfect. Im thinking it is something to do with a vaccum or something like that. Because the anitfreeze used to leak. I never fixed it. But it doesnt leak anymore. We have checked everything. It runs like its supposed to.
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When the codes says that there is a leak in the EVAP could it be a leaking vacuum hose?
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Computer is behind the passenger side Kick Panel just for anyone else.
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