How to Reset Check Engine Codes?

Answer When a car's on-board diagnostic system detects a problem, it generates an error code, and a "Check Engine" light will often illuminate until the system is reset. This light may stay on even after ... Read More »

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How to Reset the Codes on a Check Engine Light for an Emissions Test on a 1998 Ford Escort?

Since the crackdown on vehicle emissions in the 1970s, some states have begun testing vehicle emissions along with the states required safety inspection. A relatively new addition to this emissions... Read More »

How to Reset the Engine Malfunction Codes for a Jeep?

Disconnecting the battery in your Jeep or any other vehicle is generally not a good way to reset engine malfunction codes. It can cause havoc with other electrical systems in your jeep, such as you... Read More »

How do I check engine codes without a scanner?

Determine Whether a Scan Tool Is NecessaryIf your vehicle is a model year 1995 or older, you will be able to check OBD-1 diagnostic trouble codes without using a dedicated scan tool. 1996 and newer... Read More »

How to Check Engine Light Codes?

Check Engine Light. Just those words send chills up ones spine. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to check what was wrong when that dreaded check engine light comes on in your car? Wouldn't it be nice... Read More »