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Dc99 windstar, plug in scan tool and it powers up but it will not communicate with vehicle so I can retrieve codes. Orange engine light on. Using a Autel Scan tool in obd connector

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Check your fues and make sure your key is on when you scan it .

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My 04 Chevy Monte Carlo Has a check engine Light on..I place it on The Obd2 ..But No codes are showing...What could it be.. I thought maybe start with the Plugs..


Start with a proper diagnostic scan using a quality scan tool. Cheap scan tools may not communicate with the various modules in the vehicle and therefore will not display a code. Don't toss parts unnecessarily at the vehicle until you properly scan and retrieve the stored codes and then repair from there

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2006 gmc canyon will not go into 4 wheeldrive after 5 minutes of driving


The first place to start is have it checked for codes an to see if a scan tool will communicate with the 4X4 control module !
Diagnostic Starting Point - Transfer Case
Begin the system diagnosis with the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle . The Diagnostic System Check will provide the following information:
?€¢
The identification of the control module or modules that command the system.


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The ability of the control module or modules to communicate through the serial data circuit.


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The identification of any stored diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and the status of the codes.

The use of the Diagnostic System Check - Vehicle will identify the correct procedure for diagnosing the system and where the procedure is located.
Install a scan tool.
Does the scan tool power up?
Go to Step 3
Go to Scan Tool Does Not Power Up

3

  1. Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
  2. Attempt to establish communication with all of the control modules on the vehicle. Refer to Scan Tool Does Not Communicate with Class 2 Device for the modules you should expect to observe.
Does the scan tool communicate with all of the expected vehicle control modules?
If you don't have a scan tool that will communicate with all modules on the vehicle or understand this , your best bet is to take it to a ASE certified repair shop or the dealer .

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2002 chevy silverado trys to stall in any condition sometime it will stall. all dash light will come on. starts right up.


Is check engine light Lit ? You should have all the computers on the vehicle check for DTC'S - diagnostic trouble codes ! Check the battery an all connections !
Diagnostic Starting Point - Engine Electrical
Begin the system diagnosis with the Diagnostic System Check - Engine Electrical . The Diagnostic System Check will provide the following information:
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The identification of the control module(s) which command the system.


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The ability of the control modules to communicate through the serial data circuit.


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The identification of any stored diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs) and their status.

The use of the Diagnostic System Check will identify the correct procedure for diagnosing the system and where the procedure is located.
Diagnostic System Check - Engine Electrical
Test Description
The numbers below refer to the step numbers on the diagnostic table.
Lack of communication may be due to a partial malfunction of the class 2 serial data circuit or due to a total malfunction of the class 2 serial data circuit. The specified procedure will determine the particular condition.
The symptom list in Symptoms will determine the correct diagnostic procedure to use.
The presence of DTCs which begin with "U" indicate some other module is not communicating. The specified procedure will compile all the available information before tests are performed.
Step
Action
Yes
No

1
Did you perform the Battery Inspection/Test?
Go to Step 2
Go to Battery Inspection/Test

2
Install a scan tool.
Does the scan tool power up?
Go to Step 4
Go to Scan Tool Does Not Power Up in Data Link Communications

3
Important: The engine may start during the following step. Turn OFF the engine as soon as you have observed the Crank power mode.
Access the Class 2 Power Mode in the Diagnostic Circuit Check on the scan tool.
Rotate the ignition switch through all positions while observing the Class 2 Power Mode on the Scan Tool. Refer to the Serial Data Power Mode table within the Body Control System Description and Operation in Body Control System for a list of the power mode states that correspond to each ignition switch position.
Does the Class 2 Power Mode parameter reading match the ignition switch position for all the selected positions?
Go to Step 4
Go to Power Mode Mismatch in Body Control System

4
Turn ON the ignition, with the engine OFF.
Attempt to communicate with each module on the class 2 serial data circuit:
• The body control module (BCM)
• The driver information center (DIC)
• The instrument panel cluster (IPC)
• The powertrain control module (PCM)
Does the scan tool communicate with any module on the class 2 serial data circuit?
Go to Step 5
Go to Scan Tool Does Not Communicate with Class 2 Device in Data Link Communications

5
Select the Display DTCs function for each module. If using a Tech 2, use the Class 2 DTC Check feature in order to determine which modules have DTCs set.
Record all of the displayed DTCs the DTC status and the module which set the DTC.
Does the scan tool display any DTCs?
Go to Step 6
Go to Symptoms - Engine Electrical

6
Does the scan tool display any DTC beginning with "U"?
Go to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List in Data Link Communications
Go to Step 7

7
Does the scan tool display any DTC beginning with "B"?
Go to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) List in Body Control Systems
Go to Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC)

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Where is the turn signal flasher on a 2000 lincoln towncar signature series


Has no flasher !
Lighting Control Module
This vehicle uses a lighting control module (LCM). This eliminates the electronic interference and heat associated with the thermo-electric devices used previously. The LCM:
  • Is a microprocessor based module that controls several vehicle subsystems.
  • Responds to electrical input signals from various switches, sensors, and external modules.
  • Is located on the LH side of the instrument panel.
  • Subsystem functions include:
    • Headlamps with autolamps.
    • Turn signal lamps/hazard flasher lamps.
    • Cornering lamp.
    • Parking lamp.
    • Daytime running lamps (DRL) (Canada only).
    • Courtesy lamps.
    • Demand lamps.
    • Battery saver.
    • Backlighting.
    • Interfaces with the driver door module (DDM) via SCP for illuminated entry
Inspection and Verification
  1. Verify the customer concern by operating the turn signal/cornering/hazard lamps.
  1. Visually inspect for obvious signs of mechanical and electrical damage; refer to the following chart:
Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Multi-function switch
  • Blown fuse(s)
  • Damaged wiring harness
  • Loose or corroded connection
  • Turn signal/hazard bulb(s)
  • Lighting control module (LCM)
  1. If the inspection reveals obvious concern(s) that can be readily identified, repair as required.
  1. If the concern remains after the inspection, connect the scan tool to the data link connector (DLC) located beneath the instrument panel and select the vehicle to be tested from the scan tool menu. If the scan tool does not communicate with the vehicle:
    • check that the program card is properly installed.
    • check the connections to the vehicle.
    • check the ignition switch position.
  1. If the scan tool still does not communicate with the vehicle, refer to the scan tool manual.
  1. Perform the DATA LINK DIAGNOSTIC TEST. If the scan tool responds with:
    • CKT914, CKT915 or CKT70 = ALL ECUS NO RESP/NOT EQUIP, refer to Section 418-00 .
    • NO RESP/NOT EQUIP for lighting control module (LCM), go to Pinpoint Test A.
    • SYSTEM PASSED, retrieve and record the continuous diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs), erase the continuous DTCs and perform self-test diagnostics for the LCM.
  1. If the DTCs retrieved are related to the concern, go to the LCM Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index to continue diagnostics.
  1. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, proceed to Symptom Chart to continue diagnostics.

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My 2005 hummer h2 will not shift into 4wd high or low the 4wd button for everyday driving is lit up but when I try and go to 4wd high or low or lock it just flashes the light and nothing happens


When the 4WD lights flash on and off, this indicates that there are 4WD-related trouble codes in the 4WD control module. Sometimes 4WD lights never illuminate.
The first step in diagnosing the system is to establish communication and retrieve trouble codes from the control module. After retrieving the codes, write them down, clear the codes and retest to see which codes are regenerated. False codes can be set if a component is disconnected when the key is turned on.
If the 4WD lights flash on and off, and no codes are found in the 4WD control module, try clearing the codes anyway. After a certain amount of key cycles, the codes will normally clear from the 4WD control module, but the module will not respond to commands until it is re-initialized by clearing the codes or disconnecting the battery to erase its memory.
If your scan tool will not communicate with the 4WD module, first verify that the scan tool has the proper software and the latest updates. If it does, then try another scan tool. If it still has no communication, the power and grounds that are supplied to the module will need to be tested. See if the scan tool will communicate with the other modules on the shared communication network. If they're OK, check the harness from the data link connector (DLC) for an open circuit to the 4WD module.

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How do you replace the flasher on ford 500 2007


No flasher on your vehicle ! controlled by SJB
Principles of Operation
The smart junction box (SJB) sends multiple voltage reference signals to the multifunction switch. When the multifunction switch is in the LH or RH TURN positions, or the hazard lamp switch is engaged, that input signal is routed to ground.
When the SJB receives a request for a turn signal or hazard lamps, the SJB supplies voltage to the appropriate turn lamps.
  1. Verify the customer concern.
  1. Visually inspect the following for obvious signs of mechanical or electrical damage.


Visual Inspection Chart Mechanical Electrical
  • Multifunction switch
  • Hazard switch
  • Circuitry
  • Bulbs
  • Rear lamp assembly
  • Smart junction box (SJB)

  1. If an obvious cause for an observed or reported concern is found, correct the cause (if possible) before proceeding to the next step.
NOTE: Make sure the headlamp switch is in the OFF position.
NOTE: Make sure the multifunction switch is in the LOW BEAM position.
  1. NOTE: Make sure to use the latest scan tool software release.
    If the cause is not visually evident, connect the scan tool to the data link connector (DLC).
  1. NOTE: The vehicle communication module (VCM) LED prove-out confirms power and ground from the DLC are provided to the VCM.
    If the scan tool does not communicate with the VCM:
    • Check the VCM connection to the vehicle.
    • Check the scan tool connection to the VCM.
    • Refer to Section 418-00 , No Power to the Scan Tool, to diagnose no communication with the scan tool.
  1. If the scan tool does not communicate with the vehicle:
    • Verify the ignition key is in the ON position.
    • Verify the scan tool operation with a known good vehicle.
    • Refer to Section 418-00 to diagnose no response from the powertrain control module (PCM).
  1. Carry out the network test:
    • If the scan tool responds with no communication for one or more modules, refer to Section 418-00 .
    • If the network test passes, retrieve and record the continuous memory diagnostic trouble codes (DTCs).
  1. Clear the continuous DTCs and carry out the self-test diagnostics for the SJB.
  1. If the DTCs retrieved are related to the concern, go to the Smart Junction Box (SJB) Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Index. For all other DTCs, refer to Section 419-10 .
  1. If no DTCs related to the concern are retrieved, GO to Symptom Chart .
Your best bet would be to take your vehicle to a qualified repair shop !

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What to do when service engine light turns on


You need to plug a scan tool into the ALDL plug under the drivers side of the dash and retrieve the code from the computer that is turning the check engine light on.
You can either take the vehicle to your local dealer, mechanic, or most parts stores will let you use a scan tool to read your own codes. It depends on what you feel more comfortable with.

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Believe i have the check engine light on ,It sometimes go away but returns which indicates a definite problem,however I don't seem to be able to connect the obd 11 tester to retrieve the codes.Sho


what country? OBD2 varies by Country some not until 2007 year. or 2010
old post. but will answer or all N/American cars.
or XL-7
first off the CEL must glow key on, if not the fuse is blown
if the fuse is blown the SCAN tool will never ever communicate.
a scan tool can be had for $7 , so is near free.
cheaper that beer holder on dash. LOL
you then key on, and the scan tool comes up.
you can scan for DTCs stored, motor not running. id do that.
then start car, and see lots of things. (and cell go out , if no errors)
here is a review. of some steps, tests, ways, means...
i now use A wifi and bluetooth tool, but is only convenience.

http://www.fixkick.com/ECU/Authority/A_Full_OBD2_scan.html

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