articles

There are two primary types of on-board diagnostic codes: generic (or universal) and manufacturer-specific. The first digit of an OBD code specifies the related system: powertrain, body, chassis or undefined. The second ... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

To find an OBD II code list, go to OBD-Codes.com and click the Trouble Codes link in the top menu. The top menu is located in the upper center portion of the home page. Choose the OBD II code that matches your engine tro... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance Engine

Ford onboard diagnostic trouble codes are alphanumeric codes generated by the vehicle's onboard diagnostic computer when it detects a problem with the car or truck. Typically, a professional vehicle repair provider can r... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Makes & Models
similar articles

Common fixes that solve on-board diagnostic fault codes in a vehicle include replacing the oxygen sensor, tightening or replacing the gas cap, replacing the catalytic converter, replacing the mass airflow sensor and repl... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

There are dozens of trouble codes that can appear when engine lights are checked, which can vary from P0036 for a heater control issue to P0307 for a cylinder misfire. These codes that start with P0 refer to power train ... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

As of 2015, good OBD2 scanners include the Launch CRP129 Code Reader, Autel MD802 MaxiDiag Elite Scan Tool, Actron CP9580A auto scanner plus and INNOVA 3160 Diagnostic Scan Tool. Each of the scanners rate at least four s... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance

An OBD II error code PO171 means that the oxygen sensor located in bank one is producing too much oxygen in the car's exhaust system. Additionally, this error code indicates that the powertrain and engine control module ... More »

www.reference.com Vehicles Car Parts & Maintenance