1996 Intrepid, scanner can't communicate with computer

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE INTREPID
I have a 1996 dodge intrepid. We went to have it inspected and the inspection machine would not communicate with it. We tried a hand held scanner and it would not communicate with it either. We checked all fuses under the hood and inside the car. None were blown. I dont think any were missing? The check engine light comes on like it should then goes out when the car starts. The car seems to run good and the trans shifts good.
There had been a problem with the trans not shifting out of second. As far as I know that was the computer limp mode. The transmission was swapped out and as far as I know that was all that was done.

Any info about this problem would be a big help. Thanks
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Saturday, January 14th, 2006 AT 5:32 PM

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Tiny
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Did you try to get the trouble codes from the ignition? Maybe you could get them that way since it isn't communicating with the scanner. If you set your parking brake start the car idle it up to 2500 rpm and slowly back down, put your foot on the brake and shift all the way down to 1st and then back to park turn on the air conditioning and turn it off again, then shut off the car, turn the key on off on off and then on without starting it. The check engine light should now flash the codes to you. Count the flashes. It is always 2 digit # so 1 flash then a pause then 2 flashes would be a trouble code 12, so on so forth until you get a trouble code 55 which means that it is done reading codes. See if this does anything for you. This is how I got my codes from my 96.
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Saturday, January 14th, 2006 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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You don't have to do all the first stuff that the person before me replied. All you have to do is get in the car, turn ignition switch on off on off on then watch the light. If you are having trouble figuring out what the codes mean then post a reply with the codes and I will write you back with the problem. That first person was trying to make you look silly. Good luck.
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Thursday, January 19th, 2006 AT 1:54 PM
Tiny
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Not trying to make anyone look silly. Your just supposed to do that to make sure that all codes from everywhere have been registered. This is what the Haynes manual says to do. :D
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Thursday, January 19th, 2006 AT 6:56 PM

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