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Hey Guys,
My 99 RS is running on a check engine light. I was stuck in bumper to bumper traffic last night on my way to the Air Force/Notre Dame game, and about 45 mins into the drive the car throws a check engine light.
How do I go about checking the engine code to locate the problem?
The car runs fine and everything checks out mechanically.
Thanks for the help!
(BTW: I already did a search and found nothing on the site)
-Chris
 

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IIRC Autozone will check/clear codes for free. Or you could take it to a garage and im sure they would have an obd2 reader.

-Dustin
 

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Somebody told me you could turn the ignition on and off four times and the check engine light will flash a sequence relating to a code number.
Is that true?
-Chris
 

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No that's only with the old OBDI systems I think not the newer ones. You need a scanner to read them.
 

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Great!
Thanks guys. There are a bunch of scanners on eBay for around $50. Sounds like a good investment.
Oh, and if you all decice to go buy one there, don't bid against scca01 :)
-Chris
 

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SCCA01, first off... Go Falcons! Secondly, my 99 has had an evap emmissions code for the past two years, then (recently) the heater hire failed on my rear O2 sensor. I'm a cheap bastard and used a Bosch universal 4-wire and haven't had a single CEL since.
 
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