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I have a 95 dakota with the check engine on . The truck is a

Bit sluggish and idles down until it dies. I would like to know how to retrieve the code that is causing the check engine light to come on. I was told it could be o2 sensor or map sensor but would like to pull up the code instead of replacing parts on a guess.

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  • djnowak64 Jul 28, 2009

    I took my truck to several auto parts places and was told they only are able to hook up to 96 and newer.I thought that there might be some way to find the codes another way. I even called a couple of garages in my area and was told that they can only hook up to vehicles with an odb2 hook up or something.

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Take the vehicle to an autoparts store and have them use a scan tool to retrieve any fault codes stored in the computer. Most parts stores will perform the scan at no charge. Getting the codes will help identify any problems/potential problems. Sure hope this helped and best wishes.

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    Bruce Canfield Jul 28, 2009

    Try this and see if it helps you get the fault codes. Sure hope this works for you and best wishes.



    When the CHECK ENGINE light comes on and stays on (after start-up), this indicates that a code (or codes) has been stored in memory. To retrieve this information for purposes of troubleshooting, cycle the ignition switch ON - OFF - ON - OFF - ON within five seconds. The check engine lamp will then flash the DTC(s). Each code, if there is more than one, will be preceded by a four second pause, to distinguish it from the previous code. An example of a DTC would be as follows:






    Lamp on for two seconds, then turns off.

    Lamp flashes four times, then pauses, then flashes one time.

    Lamp pauses four seconds, then flashes four times

    Lamp flashes seven times.




    The two DTC's displayed, following the two second pause, were 41 and 47. Whenever the malfunction indicator is operated, as many DTC's as are in memory will be displayed. At the end of the sequence, it will flash 55, which indicates it is the end of the stored codes.

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