We frequently receive calls from customers stating "my truck has a code in it.” We are happy to help you figure out what is going on but we are going to need a little bit of information from you first.   Usually the CEL (Check Engine Light) is what appears on your dash to indicate there is a possible issue.

If you have a 1994 or newer Dodge, you need to use the key off-on cycle three times.  The code number will display on the odometer, in the diagnostic center, or the CEL light may flash on the dash.

It is not as easy for Ford and Chevrolet owners.  If you encounter a CEL light on these trucks, and you do not have a programmer or scan tool that is able to pull codes, then you will need to visit a local auto parts store. Most auto parts stores will hook up to the OBD 2 port and will retrieve the codes for you at no charge.

Once you have retrieved your code and noted it, we suggest you clear the code and see if it returns. If it does, then it is considered a constant failure and not an intermittent one.    In this case, please call us and we will assist you from here.