BUICK PARK AVENUE ENGINE PROBLEM
1995 Buick Park Avenue • 170,000 miles
My Buick started having a rhythmic miss at the same time the engine light came on. I tried to access the codes but the OBD2 reader could not download any. Yesterday when I turned over the ignition, it let out (a short) what sounded like a backfire through the carburetor on older vehicles. I proceded to start the car at which point is ran smoothly & the engine light did not come on. This lasted about a day before it started missing & the engine light came back on. Please advise.
December 6, 2012.
December 6, 2012.
Alright i need some details here who tried to read codes and what brand model code reader was used?Because if the check engine light is coming on then you have codes in the computer.
It was at Autozone and I believe it was an Actron. He mentioned something about a "breakout box", not sure if that helps.
I just check the price for one online, $238.00 ouch! From how I described the symptoms, do you have any suggestions on possible causes?
With the light on you could have a bad sensor or any number of issues as far as you buying a scan tool you need one that will do both obd1 and obd2.Let me look around and see what i can find for you.
Alright the innova 3120 does obd1 and obd2 but only freeze frame data of codes that were set and the codes that are set themselves no live engine data.The innova 3140 does all that plus some live engine data which is helpful sometimes for diagnosis of codes.Also make sure its lists your car that it will scan.
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