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Mneed to know how to retrieve a trouble code and then solve the issue

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You will need at least a code reader

You can go to the parts store for the
Generic Codes

Then you need to study, in your case
OBD1 Systems

Maybe you will be able to solve your
issues. Only if you don't get caught up
in believing the car shelf diagnoses it's
self,so you get a code and throw parts
at it. That is why all these folks are on this site
NO Knowledge

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