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Reading Codes on OBD-I

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by Flyboy77, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. Flyboy77

    Flyboy77 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    I'm getting an occasional Check Engine light on my 96 F350 460V8 gasser.

    Any recommendations on scanning for the early versions of OBD-I? Is there a cheap scanner that will work for this? Will AutoZone be able to scan this from the port under the hood? (It's definitely not the OBD-II port under the dash).

    I'm also feeling an occasional stumble at about 1400 RPM when there's a slight uphill in OverDrive when I have my plow on (and it has a flatbed, so there it's probably 2000lbs over stock, so some load).

  2. Randall Ave

    Randall Ave PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,603

    Try Google, how to get flash codes.
  3. tjctransport

    tjctransport PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,390

  4. rjigto4oje

    rjigto4oje PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,380

    96 should have an obd2 connector, if it has one under the dash, then I use whats callef elm 327 it plugs into the obd2 and uses an app called torque the app is free. The elm327 is around 20 dollars. There's a lot of videos on YouTube
  5. Flyboy77

    Flyboy77 Senior Member
    Messages: 139

    The F350 did not fall under the Federal mandates for cars and light trucks which required OBD-II in 1996. It does not have that connector, it has the one like in the youtube link above.

    Thanks all! I have my answer for how to read the codes. YouTube knows ALL!! :)

    I'll view the codes and report back.
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2016