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Old 08-18-2005, 07:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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retrieving engine codes without programmer??

is there any tricks to get the codes out without a programmer? My truck died today and wont run right,has no power whatsoever and idles bad. Need it for work tomarrow
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Re: retrieving engine codes without programmer??

You can get Code Readers from most auto parts stores (AutoZone, O'reilly's, etc..)They will generally loan them to you with a deposit.

If it is missing badly, then more than likely you have a bad injector harness. You might pull each plug for the injectors and look for burnt/melted pins. You can also pull the Valve Covers and check the wires in there too..

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Re: retrieving engine codes without programmer??

depends on year! 94-96' code reader won't work. Some 97's it may work on. You need to find someone with a scanner.
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Re: retrieving engine codes without programmer??

My 96 works with my alex pepper software just fine. It will also connect to a cheep scan tool, although they can't do to much for our ford enhanced trucks. You need to find a ford enhanced scan tool.
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Yes, Your software is a scanner. But, the code readers don't have the Ford enhanced trouble codes.
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