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Question Check Engine light codes?

Is there a way to get the check engine light code without an OBD tool?

I read something about cycling the key between OFF and ACC or something and that it would flash the code.

I know I can get it checked for free at Autozone, but trying to save myself a trip.

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your on the right track. its called the "key dance". you turn the key from the off position to the on position (not starting it) 3 times quickly and it should show your code if you have 1 in there. thats the best explanation i can give for it
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your on the right track. its called the "key dance". you turn the key from the off position to the on position (not starting it) 3 times quickly and it should show your code if you have 1 in there. thats the best explanation i can give for it
You are correct.. Turn it from Off to run (NOT START) 3 times within 5 seconds and if there is a code in the car's computer, it will display it on the Odometer (2nd Gen) or flash the Check Engine Light (1st gen).

If there is no codes stored in the computer, it will display DONE on the Odometer (2nd gen) or flash code 55 (1st gen).

Key dance procedure is like this: OFF / RUN / OFF / RUN / OFF / RUN
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You are correct.. Turn it from Off to run (NOT START) 3 times within 5 seconds and if there is a code in the car's computer, it will display it on the Odometer (2nd Gen) or flash the Check Engine Light (1st gen).

If there is no codes stored in the computer, it will display DONE on the Odometer (2nd gen) or flash code 55 (1st gen).

Key dance procedure is like this: OFF / RUN / OFF / RUN / OFF / RUN
nice, thanks for adding in the details i couldnt remember! lol
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just remember,, NOT ALL CODES can be displayed this way,, but it will show some
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What codes did you pull? (i.e. What codes were displayed?)
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P0340 = Camshaft position sensor issue

I replaced this a few years back. I had a buddy do it who is a mechanic...but he moved away. I remember it being very easy.

Anybody have a link with instructions to how to replace? How much should this part cost me? Will Autozone have it?
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P0340 = Camshaft position sensor issue

I replaced this a few years back. I had a buddy do it who is a mechanic...but he moved away. I remember it being very easy.

Anybody have a link with instructions to how to replace? How much should this part cost me? Will Autozone have it?
Autozone carries them. They are 45$ ish.

Easy to replace. They are right on top of the drivers side timing housing, just under the front of the plenum. Remove the plenum strap on that side, (10mm and 13mm bolts) (you will see it, little steel elbow from the plenum to the timing housing), and the 10mm bolt from the sensor. Pull the sensor out as far as you can, then GENTLY pry up on the plenum as you remove the sensor the rest of the way (it wil hit the plenum slightly, prying up on the plenum will allow it to come out), installation is reverse of removal.


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i am on my third cam sensor. car seems to eat them
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