1997 Buick Park Avenue How do I get the trouble codes

Tiny
WILLIAM.K.HOLT
  • 1997 BUICK PARK AVENUE

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1997 Buick Park Avenue 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 163K miles

3800 series engine. Cranks won't start. No spark. Control mudule passed the bench test. The guy a the parts store gave me a key to get the trouble codes with but I don't know how to use it.

I had started the car and backed up about two feet when it died as if I had turned the key off. No hesitatiions, misfires or funny noises.

I'd really don't want to have it towed to a shop.

I don't have a manual. Is there anywhere online where I can read a manual for free?

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 AT 11:01 PM

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Tiny
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Ok, the key they Gave/Sold you won't work on OBD2 Vehicles. You will need to purchase a OBD2 Code Reader.

No free online manuals for you to read. However, stick with us and we will point you in the right direction.

In the mean time check fuses and relays.
Check Crank Shaft Sensor.

Get code and post.

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Wednesday, July 16th, 2008 AT 11:17 PM

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