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How can I determine the codes and what they mean without having to go to a garage or dealer? Can I check them with a simple VOM (Volt-Ohm Meter)? My "Check Engine" light comes on afer a couple minutes on a 1994 Ford Ranger XLT (2.3L, 2WD, Auto-trans). Being a 1994, the free code analysis available at places like Autozone will not work as they can only analyze vehicles starting with 1996 models years.

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