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I have a 2002 that I tried to get thru inspection. After

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I have a 2002 that I tried to get thru inspection. After multiple tries at 2 different lanes they kept getting an error message that the connection is lost. while connected to the emission plug under the dash. Their belief is the car's computer.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Do you have scan tool or a code reader?
Customer: no I don't have those and the mileage is 90K
JA: What is the model of your '02 Buick?
Customer: Century
JA: Are you fixing your Century yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I haven't tried anything at this point. I can do some things.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: I don't know if it is coincidence but my right turn signal also only works part of the time and then freezes up. I've checked the rear bulb but that isn't the problem.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Buick
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

are you near a pepboys or auto zone ? can they connect and read any codes or do they get an error also ?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I had not thought of that. We do have those around..
Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

they will do it for free

if they can get the codes then try another test place

if they can NOT then they need to check for power and ground at the aldl connector and if that checks out then the computer is bad or the wire from the aldl to the computer is bad

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Expert:  Gary replied 6 months ago.

how are you making out ?

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