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Code reading

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chvyhs, Feb 3, 2005.

  1. chvyhs

    chvyhs 1/2 ton status

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    I picked up a S-10 Blazer for my younger brother and it stalls out at half throttle and the "Check Engine" light is on. I've heard that you can get a code by turning the ignition on a off a couple of times and the Engine light will blink, giving you a code. Can anyone help me with this?

    Thanks
     
  2. xtrmjoe

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    You need to hook up a reader to the ECM to get the codes.
     
  3. dyeager535

    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Is it OBD1 or 2? If OBD1, all you need is a paperclip.
     
  4. kick

    kick 1/2 ton status

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    S-10 stalls

    What year is the S-10 ?
     
  5. goldwing2000

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    The on-off-on-off code thing only works for Chryslers.
     
  6. spearchucker

    spearchucker 1/2 ton status

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    Not true.
     
  7. MOABDADC22

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    Chrysler/Jeep/Dodge....True.
     
  8. jbs68

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    does too...

    i have used a paper clip for my '87 blazer (obd-1)...true
     
  9. Fierospeeder

    Fierospeeder Banned

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    95% of GM OBDI will be able to use the paperclip trick.


    chrysler products can do the key thing and some OBDII (first year and rare).
     
  10. Thunder

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    If its pre 96 ( OBD1 ) all you need is a paper clip and locate the ALDL connector under the dash by the steering collum. Here's how:Gm trouble codes

    If it is 96+ you need a OBD2 code scanner.

    Turning the ign on and off is a Chrysler/Dodge thing used to bring up obd 1 codes.
     

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