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Can an obd1 tester be sed to diagnose a 1980's caravan,

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Can an obd1 tester be sed to diagnose a 1980's caravan
JA: Are you fixing your Caravan yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Nothing
JA: What is the make/model of your car?
Customer: 1986 caravan dodge
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: check engine light is on motor sounds good no knocks
JA: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?
Customer: I bought the ncar after standing 1+ yrs light is steady on
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

Hi, I am Mike, welcome. I'm reviewing your question.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

I would say yes, but let me look that up to be sure, cause that was right around the year the obdi was first introduced.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

On that the dlc is located at the left front fender apron.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

It appears that you would need a read out box and here are the instructions for CHECKING DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR FAULT CODES

Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

The Monitor 2000 is used to recall stored codes. The read-out box can be used to check 4 different system modes. These are: Diagnostic Test Mode, Circuit Actuation Test Mode (ATM test), Sensor Test Mode and Switch Test Mode.

The Diagnostic Test Mode is used to retrieve fault codes that may be stored in the computer. The Circuit Actuation Test Mode (ATM Test) is used to check out specific component systems. The Sensor Test Mode is used to check the output signals of the sensors as received by the computer. Sensor access codes are used in this mode. The Switch Test Mode is used to determine if specific switch inputs are being received by the computer.

Expert:  Mike S. replied 5 months ago.

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