This information, or parts thereof, has been posted before in various threads. But here it is again. In the one spot.
YOU GET A CEL
Ensure car doors are closed. Turn key ON>ACC>ON>ACC>ON in rapid succession. Codes will display in EVIC in place of Odometer reading. WRITE THE LETTERS/NUMBERS DOWN. COPY YOUR VIN NUMBER FROM THE DASH TAG.
DECODE THE DIAGNOSTIC TROUBLE CODES (DTC)
Go to this site: http://www.obdii.com/codes.asp
Choose manufacturer from pull-down menu. Type in your DTC (the prefix letter and the numbers you wrote down in the car). Click on the "Lookup DTC Information" button. On the next screen, type in VIN # if needed for further clarification of DTC.
For quick verification, go to this site:
Put in your DTC. Sometimes you'll get a slightly different code explanation there that makes more sense to you.
Write down the DTC explanation (from both sites if necessary) and ....
Do a search in the forum for threads that address the issue you have discovered. Get educated. Then, if necessary...
Post your own thread and ask for further guidance.
Last edited by Ozzie; 06-11-2008 at 04:38 PM.
My check engine light comes on periodical. Code indicated "exhaust circulation problem". At the Dito Bros dyno run, I mentioned to some of the customers and they said that it is the EGR valve as oil gets sucked into it. After my three passes on the dyno, light was off. How did it seem to cure itself, and why doesn't Chrysler recognize this as an inherint problem, and provide a solution. The aftermarket has a catch can for this problem.
I have installed a keyless system from auto-innovatio (ST 800). And i have an engine icone that lights up ever since. Impossible for me to Turn key ON>ACC>ON>ACC>ON in rapid succession because of the instal. What do you suggest ?
Thank you in advance.
Sorry, but i dont understand. What do you mean by "get it scanned ?"
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I am in France. So i am stucked as there are very few dodge dealership and most of them dont know much about the chargers. I purchased a diablo. Will it do the job ? Or do i have to buy a different device ? Thank you folks.
your diablo should be able to scan for engine codes.
Thank you FNKYCHKN...
Once your tool pulls the codes at least you can get a good start on what you have to deal with