Easy step by step guide on how to gather and read Subaru OBD 1 diagnostic trouble
Difficulty Level - 1
Step 1 -
Locate the diagnostic connector which is located near the driver’s
side kick panel, most cases.
Step 2 -
Next, locate the computer which is located under the dash near
the driver’s side.
Step 3 -
With the ignition key in the "ON" position and the engine "OFF"
connect the "read memory" connector and disconnect the "test mode" connector. The
check engine light will start to blink, the first set of light blinks will be the
first digit of the trouble code, there will be a short pause when the computer is
going to output the second digit of the trouble code. For example; if the first
set of check engine light blinks equal three and the second set of flashing check
engine light equals three the code number is 33.
- To clear trouble codes once the repairs have been made, remove
the negative battery cable for 60
seconds, then reconnect.
Code 11 Crank angle sensor fault
Code 12 Starter switch fault
Code 13 TDC sensor fault
Code 14 Injector no.1 fault
Code 15 Injector no.2 fault
Code 16 Injector no.3 fault
Code 21 Coolant temperature sensor fault
Code 23 Pressure sensor fault
Code 24 ISC solenoid valve fault
Code 26 Air temperature sensor fault
Code 32 Oxygen sensor fault
Code 33 Vehicle speed sensor fault
Code 35 Purge control solenoid fault
Code 36 Ignition circuit fault
Code 41 Air/fuel ratio control system fault
Code 42 Idle switch fault
Code 43 Throttle switch fault
Code 45 Atmospheric pressure sensor fault
Code 52 Clutch switch circuit fault
Code 62 Electric load signal fault
Code 63 Blower fan switch fault
Code 65 Vacuum pressure sensor fault
The ODB1 system is the first generation computer control systems on vehicles.
Article first published 2016-02-04