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98 gmc: pull..trouble codes..a diesel motor without a scanner

Customer Question

is there a way to pull trouble codes out of a 98 gmc sierra with a diesel motor without a scanner ??
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.


No there sure isnt,,,1996 and earlier you could.

However, if you were to take it to Autozone, or other major name parts stores, they will pull the codes for free and offer some solutions,,,if it gets to deep, you can post the code numbers here, and we will look them up and point ya in the right direction.



If you have further questions on this, please feel free to reply.

Thanks for asking!

Customer: replied 9 years ago.
Reply to Virtual Wrench's Post: it is a diesel and there scanners dont have the capabibility of talking to a diesel ecm so do u have any other ideas
Expert:  Virtual Wrench replied 9 years ago.

Unfortunatly it will require a Tech 1 scan tool in order to retrieve the codes :-(

It used to be easier, but with the OBDII system, it has to be done that way.