Check ses codes without a scanner

Tiny
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  • 1999 CADILLAC DEVILLE
  • 152,000 MILES
99 Cadillac deville
is there a way to check ses codes without a scanner?
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 3:24 AM

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Tiny
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Not that I know of if you dont live in California you should be able to go to a auto parts store and have them check your codes for free.
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:01 AM
Tiny
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I live in California. Thanks tough!
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:06 AM
Tiny
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You can get a basic code reader on Amazon for about 20 and one that will read some live engine data for about 50 they got good reviews also.I would go for the one that does some live engine data. Let me know if your intrested an I will post the links to them for you.
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:11 AM
Tiny
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Definitely! Thanks yo!
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:31 AM
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Its better to spend $30 more obviously. Thanks!
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:46 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome thats what were here for. Yeah atleast you can see some live engine which could be helpful depending on the codes you have. Let me know the exact code numbers you have when you get them.
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:49 AM
Tiny
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Will do thanks!
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 4:52 AM
Tiny
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Your welcome keep me posted.
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Tuesday, October 16th, 2012 AT 5:43 AM
Tiny
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I found a co-worker who has a scanner. Not really sure how good it is but it shows the codes and clears them. Here are the codes that came up:

P0300

P0327

P0742

P1258

Thanks again!
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Thursday, October 18th, 2012 AT 1:26 AM
Tiny
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Does anyone have a diagram of where the knock sensor is. I believe this is where the p0327 code is coming from.
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Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 2:58 AM
Tiny
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Did the car overheat?Because the P1258 is overheat protection. Also I would be more worried about the P0742 which is a tcc circuit inop stuck on then your knock code.
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Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 10:03 PM
Tiny
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The belt tensioner for the water pump went out while my wife was driving it. It may have started to overheat. I have read about the tcc. Can I repair it without pulling the tranny? I also need to smog it.
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Friday, October 19th, 2012 AT 10:27 PM
Tiny
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Before the smog we have to get rid of the codes lets clear codes and see which ones come back?What scan tool do you have?You should be able to fix the code P0742 without pulling the transmission.
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Sunday, October 21st, 2012 AT 1:51 AM
Tiny
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The scanner is an Innova 3100. I was able to clear the codes. A couple days ago. The P0327 came back but no SES light. I took it on a 200+ mile round trip today and still no SES light. I'll check again for codes tomorrow.
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Sunday, October 21st, 2012 AT 4:03 AM
Tiny
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P0327 came back again today with SES light.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 2:12 AM
Tiny
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The knock sensor is on center of engine under intake manifold I posted the trouble tree for code P0327.
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Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012 AT 4:29 AM
Tiny
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Awesome! Thanks for all your help!
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Thursday, October 25th, 2012 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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Your welcome thats what were here for.
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Saturday, October 27th, 2012 AT 1:59 AM

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