I can't find a obd 1 scanner for this car. I can't afford 1200. dollars for a professional model and another 700 for the asian adapter set. Will a ford probe scanner work if i change connectors do the use the same software. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
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not all scanners work on all vehicles because of the protocols used in the manufacturer of the ECM
obd 2 scanners will generally work on Asian and many European vehicles but have restrictions on American cars or cars produced for the American market
the booklet that came with the scanner will say what vehicles it will work with
Check the plugs for wear and replace as necessary. When you apply anything electrical, it naturally puts a greater load on the alternator and will require more power from the engine. 700-800 RPMs is about right but double check those plugs. Use NGK or Nippon Denso only. Let me know if you need anything else.
I have a 1995 Mazada 626 V6 and i had a simular problem. My mechanic couldn't figure it out. My boyfriend did the usual checks also, but 1 thing extra he raised the idle to 1100-1200 rpm's from the 750-1000 it was at...well since then no problem.
My '91 626 did the same thing. I tested the throttle position sensor, and it was good so that wasn't it. The other likely culprit is the Idle Speed Control valve, or Idle Air Control valve, which is a $500 part new (more than I paid for the whole car). I pulled one off a 626 at the salvage yard and got it for 3 bucks, put it on (it's an easy DIY, just 4 philips screws holding it to the intake manifold), however I can't be sure that solved the problem, since I haven't run the car much since then. It would seem the most likely cause, tho, and a cheap fix if you go used. Other possibilities: O2 sensor or Mass Air Flow sensor?