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Old 05-19-2007, 09:09 AM
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1995 Ford E150 error codes

Hi Everybody,

My 1995 (december) E150 indicates that there is a problem with the ABS system. My manual says I should read out the error codes because it is a 4-wheel ABS system, which is electronically controlled and the error codes cannot be obtained by reading the check engine light...

What scan tool should I use? I have found a connector labeled EEC test, and I've already seen a guy read engine error codes from that connector, but I don't know if that connector can be used to read the ABS error codes... It doesn't look like an ODBII connector, while I GUESS my Ford has an ODBII system.

Any suggestions? Has it ODBII or something else? Where can that connector be located?

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Old 05-19-2007, 09:52 AM
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most 1995's have obd1, and some very late models have obd2. obd1 has 12 pin plug and obd2 has a 16 pin plug.
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Old 05-19-2007, 10:25 AM
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most 1995's have obd1, and some very late models have obd2. obd1 has 12 pin plug and obd2 has a 16 pin plug.
Hi Justen,

Where are those connectors located? The EEC check connector is located near the battery, but where is the obd plug located?
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Old 05-19-2007, 11:23 AM
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OBD plugs are generally below the steering column. I doubt you'll get a cheapy OBD scanner that will let you access the ABS system.
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Old 05-20-2007, 04:56 PM
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OBD plugs are generally below the steering column. I doubt you'll get a cheapy OBD scanner that will let you access the ABS system.
My connector looks like this:



That doesn't look like any obd connector at all... Which device should I use to read it out?
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Old 05-20-2007, 05:24 PM
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No obd connector is inside the truck cab, under the steering wheel mounted to the bottom of the dash board, it's setup like that, so you can drive and get readings using a computer or laptop.

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Old 05-20-2007, 05:58 PM
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Looking at one of my manuals-that connector (the red one above) is an early OBD connector for Fords. My book uses a jumper and an volt-ohm meter to get the codes but I see no ABS codes in the book (there are about 6 pages of Ford codes for that early system). My book jumpers the 2 pins in the RIGHT large part of the connector and reading between chassis ground and the bottom of the other large connection.

Saltmine might know, he has quite a history with Ford products.
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If that is the obd connector, that is one I never seen before, I guess ford must of been the only one to use that type of setup. Come to think of it, never seen a code reader that would plug into that. But if that is a obd connector, there should be a way to jump that.
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Old 05-20-2007, 10:40 PM
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Yes, the real mechanic, I, will answer.

The under the dash connector is OBD II. During the phase of OBDI, the diagnostic connector was located anywhere on the vehicle. Ford mainly had their connectors in the engine compartment, as in your picture. GM had theirs under the dash or in the fiero uh i cant tell you where.

Some fords used a seperate plug that looks like that one that was located near the ABS computer/module. And some integrated it into that same connector in the engine compartment.

This is some information that internet mechanics would never know
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:09 PM
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Yes, the real mechanic, I, will answer.

The under the dash connector is OBD II. During the phase of OBDI, the diagnostic connector was located anywhere on the vehicle. Ford mainly had their connectors in the engine compartment, as in your picture. GM had theirs under the dash or in the fiero uh i cant tell you where.

Some fords used a seperate plug that looks like that one that was located near the ABS computer/module. And some integrated it into that same connector in the engine compartment.

This is some information that internet mechanics would never know
besides blowing your horn would you care to answer the original question?
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besides blowing your horn would you care to answer the original question?
my horn works off an electro magnetic setup, no blowing.

I answered half of the posters question. He will need a snap on scan tool, rotunda, or any professional scan tool that is setup for ABS. If I find one of my old school manuals, I can find out If it is possible to do it with an analog meter and count the sweeps.
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Old 05-20-2007, 11:22 PM
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