My sisters 96 sunfire is acting funny. I wanted to know if you can check the trouble codes the same way as a 2nd gen and if the codes are all the same. Thanks
what does it do, crank no start or nothing at all?gmfan83 said:Well, i just got word that the car wont even start now. She said she noticed the ABS light was on at a stoplight, (its a 5 speed by the way) then when she gave it a little gas and let the clutch out, it barely moved then just died. Not like she killed it or anything it just kinda went poof, dead. Its stuck in a parking lot on 92nd and beloit i guess.
That's not even a possibility to retrive codes.zepplica said:
Agreed.Six_Shooter said:That's not even a possibility to retrive codes.
Probably a weak battery, a fast click is the starte solenoid trying to engage, but not enough to actually engage. The laternator sounds liek it's not charging, could be a number of reasons, only one of which neing teh alternator itself.
six i take alot of what you say to be worth its weight in gold, however im going to have to disagree with you on this one. learned this working at autozone when the OBDII scanner was broke, and ive done it on few different OBDII carsSix_Shooter said:
GM cars as every OBD II car is required to use a 6 digit alpha-numeric trouble code (first two identifying the area (powertrain, body, ABS, etc the next 4 giving the actual trouble code). I have heard of certain OBD I cars responding to that, but it was only a certain car, IIRC Chrysler only, like the link you provided is from.zepplica said:
your right the PO and BO codes i cant remember how i distiguished that right i just know its helped me out before.. but i know your probably getting sick of reading me babil on about this lol and pretty sure gmfan83 is sick of me jacking his thread as well but im still racking my brain thinking of how i figured out the body or powertrain areas :-? looks when i go home this weekend ill have to take the jeep and have one of my old co-workers unhook something and work it out from thereSix_Shooter said:GM cars as every OBD II car is required to use a 6 digit alpha-numeric trouble code (first two identifying the area (powertrain, body, ABS, etc the next 4 giving the actual trouble code). I have heard of certain OBD I cars responding to that, but it was only a certain car, IIRC Chrysler only, like the link you provided is from.zepplica said:
How would you distiguish between a PO code or BO (? Body) code? I've never had that work on ANY OBDII car I've worked on, and yes, due to certain programming procedures for alarms and remote starters, I do indeed need to turn the key on and off quickly 3 times to initiate a programming sequence. CEL has never given me a flashing sequence, even on cars that had a CEL light on when they came in.