Question about 1988 Chevrolet Caprice
My Brother-In-Law has an 88 Caprice. The SES light is on. He wants to retrieve the codes, but doesn't know what terminals to jump. A diagram would be good, along with the trouble code descriptions. He doesn't have a shop manual for the car.
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GM Bonneville/Eighty Eight/LeSabre 1986-1999
1987-97 VEHICLES EXCEPT 1997 MODELS WITH 16-PIN DLC
See Figures 1 and 2
Listings of the trouble for the various engine control system covered in this manual are located in this section. Remember that a code only points to the faulty circuit, NOT necessarily to a faulty component. Loose, damaged or corroded connections may contribute to a fault code on a circuit when the sensor or component is operating properly. Be sure that the components are faulty before replacing them, especially the expensive ones.
Fig. Fig. 1: ALDL/DLC terminal identification for 1987-97 vehicles, except 1997 models with a 16-pin DLC
The Assembly Line Diagnostic Link (ALDL) or Data Link Connector (DLC) may be located under the dashboard, and is sometimes covered with a plastic cover labeled DIAGNOSTIC CONNECTOR.
Fig. Fig. 2: Engine diagnostic trouble codes - 1987-93 vehicles, and 1994 vehicles with a 12-pin DLC connector
Fig. Fig. 3: DLC terminal identification for 1994 vehicles with a 16-pin DLC, as well as all 1995-99 models
On 1994-95 3.4L and 3.8L engines, and all 1996 models, an OBD-II compliant scan tool must be used to retrieve the trouble codes. Follow the scan tool manufacturer's instructions on how to connect the scan tool to the vehicle and how to retrieve the codes.
Fig. Fig. 7: Engine diagnostic trouble codes (4 of 4) - 1994 vehicles with a 16-pin DLC and all 1995-99 vehicles
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