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Old 07-25-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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Check engine light came on - code check won't work

I tried the on-off-on-off-on several times and it just won't flash anything in the light or odometer

I have a 2000 sport v6

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I tried the same on/off/on/off/on trick with mine and it didn't work either. Ended up going to autozone, they read the codes for free and even tell you what parts they recommend. Then you can walk right out if you want, no obligation to spend any money there. I just bought the piece though cause they usually have fair prices

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The key trick does not work on most 2000 models. For some reason Jeep took that feature out of the programming in late 98's to early 2000-2001 models? or so.

You'll have to goto a parts store like suggested above to get the codes read then you can come back here for help in figuring them out.
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The key trick does not work on most 2000 models. For some reason Jeep took that feature out of the programming in late 98's to early 2000-2001 models? or so.

You'll have to goto a parts store like suggested above to get the codes read then you can come back here for help in figuring them out.
I just tried this, and didn't know they left out some 98 models. To Autozone it is!
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At least in California, Autozone will no longer read codes and neither will any other straight auto parts store without a garage and certified mechanic. I tried to get my Toyota's codes read two weeks ago and learned that. I had to go to Pep Boys that had one of their mechanics read my codes for me.
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At least in California, Autozone will no longer read codes and neither will any other straight auto parts store without a garage and certified mechanic. I tried to get my Toyota's codes read two weeks ago and learned that. I had to go to Pep Boys that had one of their mechanics read my codes for me.
Luckily I live in TN.
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I just tried this, and didn't know they left out some 98 models.
They left out all '98, '99, and '00 models. Not sure if the ability came back exactly with the 2001 model but it was pretty close to that model year introduction.
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At least in California, Autozone will no longer read codes and neither will any other straight auto parts store without a garage and certified mechanic. I tried to get my Toyota's codes read two weeks ago and learned that. I had to go to Pep Boys that had one of their mechanics read my codes for me.
depends on the autozone too. one autozone near me wont let me do it myself. they walk out there with me and i have to wait while they try to figure it out. i like going to the western auto where they take your license and give you the machine.
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They left out all '98, '99, and '00 models. Not sure if the ability came back exactly with the 2001 model but it was pretty close to that model year introduction.
I know some 2001s have the ability as that is what I drive, but I was not sure exactly which earlier models did not have it.

Still think the best option of all is to go out an spend 50 bucks on a generic code reader, I got mine off the Matco Truck and have used it quite a bit not just on my own vehicles.
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I tried the on-off-on-off-on several times and it just won't flash anything in the light or odometer

I have a 2000 sport v6

Any suggestions?
If you have a V6 in there then you have an engine that has been swapped in for the original I6 so there is no telling what kind of problems could arise if the swap wasn't done correctly. Are you sure you have a V6?
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The key trick does not work on most 2000 models. For some reason Jeep took that feature out of the programming in late 98's to early 2000-2001 models? or so.

You'll have to goto a parts store like suggested above to get the codes read then you can come back here for help in figuring them out.
Yeah I calleda uto zone and apparently they don't offer the free engine check in california... wtf
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If you have a V6 in there then you have an engine that has been swapped in for the original I6 so there is no telling what kind of problems could arise if the swap wasn't done correctly. Are you sure you have a V6?

I made this same mistake earlier, I apolagize, I have the 4.0l
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If you have a V6 in there then you have an engine that has been swapped in for the original I6 so there is no telling what kind of problems could arise if the swap wasn't done correctly. Are you sure you have a V6?
i've seen as many pre jk jeeps advertised with a v6 as i have with a I6. it's a common mistake because most people just don't know the difference.
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At least in California, Autozone will no longer read codes and neither will any other straight auto parts store without a garage and certified mechanic. I tried to get my Toyota's codes read two weeks ago and learned that. I had to go to Pep Boys that had one of their mechanics read my codes for me.
Cool i'll try pep boys and let you guys know what happens..

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