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Diagnostic codes i have tried using the ignition to receive the diagnostic codes but it does not work. i have a 1998 cherokee. i have tried on-off on-off on and the only thing that happens is the check engine light comes on and stays on. please help

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The on off on off on method worked great on older chrysler vehicles, but its not reliable on the OBD2 systems.

all vehicles sold in the us as of 1996 are OBD2 compliant "on board diagnostics second generation" this is a universal system across all vehicles.

take your vehicle to your local parts store and ask them to scan it for you, most part stores wont even charge for the quick scan, dont let them erase the codes because there is other information in the system that will be useful for diagnostics.

get the code list and drop me a line and i will help you out.

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