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Cbhooch

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I need to buy a code reader for my 96 Bronco 351 . Try going to O’Reilly ‘a to read to see what causing my ck engine light to be on. There’s don’t go that far back anymore . If I could get what name brand and where to order one I would appreciate it. Thanks
 

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I have an Actron CP9175 that worked on my '96 when I had it. I bought it a long time ago, probably Autozone, but I don't remember. I'm surprised they didn't have a reader that would work. Any OBD-II scanner should be compatible.
 
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I have a 96 Bronc and have the scan tool @TorgSurv suggested. It is great for the money and will Dx most of the issues that pop up due to the check engine light. It will clear the codes as well. (y)
 
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Cbhooch

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Question so I purchased the OBD II Auto Link AL319 when It’s running to read the code at the end it says linking error. I’ve turned off the vehicle for 10 Sec restarted like it tells you to do but still comes up with error . So initially the vehicle starts fine when 1st started but when I turn it off and try to restart it cranks over for awile till it starts . I’m just trying to find out what the ck engine light is on
 

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Most will store the latest read codes on the memory of the reader. Did you try disconnecting it from the vehicle and then looking at what it read while it was connected?
 

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Get the free Torque OBDii app, buy a $10-$20 bluetooth OBDii reader that plugs into your OBDii port from Amazon. Cheap and works great, used them on Jeeps, Super Duties, Toyota alike.
 

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Question so I purchased the OBD II Auto Link AL319 when It’s running to read the code at the end it says linking error. I’ve turned off the vehicle for 10 Sec restarted like it tells you to do but still comes up with error . So initially the vehicle starts fine when 1st started but when I turn it off and try to restart it cranks over for awile till it starts . I’m just trying to find out what the ck engine light is on
Most likely you have no power to your OBD port. Usually this uses the same fuse as your cigarette lighter power for some reason, check fuse #16?