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BPVan
05-15-2012, 10:42 AM
I know most of the cars here wouldn't know what to do with one, but wondering if anyone has a diagnostic reader? I have a 97 GM (I know, I know) running rough throwing codes I would like to know. If not perhaps a recommended model to pick up?

Luva65wagon
05-15-2012, 10:48 AM
Mine may read GM too. I don't know. I'm not sure what they use. I bought it to read the codes from my 94 Aerostar back in the day. OBD-2 rings a bell. Maybe somebody who's have newer cars longer than I can comment.

BUT - any Orielly's will let you use their code reader I think.

BPVan
05-15-2012, 10:51 AM
OBD-II is exactly right (96 and later). I see a pile of them on Amazon from $20 and up based on the features you want. I have a 5 page list of the codes and descriptions so perhaps I only need a generic reader. I will check with O'Reiley's. Thanks [thumb]

Jeff W
05-15-2012, 11:41 AM
I have one and will give it to you when I get home. If you need it sooner call me on the cell and I can have Janice let you in - somewhere in my red toolbox.

BPVan
05-15-2012, 11:51 AM
No emergency, and much appreciated as always.

pbrown
05-15-2012, 07:05 PM
I also have one if Jeff's doesn't work out. Auto Xray 4000.

BPVan
05-16-2012, 08:29 AM
Thanks Pat. Turns out Jeff has a pretty good reader with a PC interface, pulled the codes last night and it was what I suspected: O2 sensor failures.

Jeff W
05-16-2012, 09:20 AM
Thanks Pat. Turns out Jeff has a pretty good reader with a PC interface, pulled the codes last night and it was what I suspected: O2 sensor failures.

Actually it is just a block of wood that I have hand written "O2 Sensor Failure"... I figured it would be corrct 90% of the time:rocker: