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waynebosz
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:37 am    Post subject: need 1987 XJ code scanner Reply with quote

I have a 1987 XJ jeep pioneer cherokee 4.0L. I'm trying to locate a code scanner/reader for this particular yr/model jeep, but to no avail. Is this a special proprietary scann tool only for jeep service center technicians? If not , please help me locate one ASAP! Confused Confused
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know that Actron ODB II scanners have optional cables that will allow them to connect to and read OBD I systems. You're probably talking in the $225-$300 range.
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waynebosz
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 6:37 pm    Post subject: XJ code scanner Reply with quote

Thank you Phantum for your prompt response. I have a relative that just purchased the lastest Actron II code scanner and also purchase the adapters for Chrysler/Jeep diagnostics, but they only test for later models from '93 on.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:37 pm    Post subject: Getting the blink out of there Reply with quote

I dont know about a '87, but my 95 OBD1 is easy. With the key off, you cycle it on 1 sec, off 1 sec, on 1 sec and off 1 sec, then turn on and watch check eng light for a 2 digit 'flash code' . ex- blk blk blk pause blk blk blk.
It saves a bunch of the most recent error codes, not sure how many but a bunch.
Then go to autozone or discount auto, excuse me advance auto parts... and get a chiltons or other repair manual. It has the blink codes listed in there. Or else look 'em up online.

This doesnt work with OBD2's though. And it doesnt work on any other car maker that I have found other than OBD1 mopar.[/i]
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Renegadestang
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 03, 2006 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The '87 uses the Renix engine control system which, IIRC, doesn't have codes of any sort.
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