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Old 10-07-2018, 09:32 AM
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OBD 1 data link connector

1996 E-350 with a newly modified 460 ( 7,5L ) .....
I have the check engine light on ....I want to get the codes out ,
On the net they keep on showing how to get the codes from a Under the Hood test connector from F series

our E series dont have that connector , but a data link connector Under the dash .....( different layout )
Anyone know how to get the codes from it ?

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Old 10-07-2018, 12:19 PM
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If user SubFord doesn't see this post maybe ask your same question in the Electrical & Wiring forum? Should be quite a few there with OBD-1 experience.
 
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Old 10-07-2018, 01:57 PM
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1996 is OBD II. I was just in the junkyard and found a 1996 with a modern DLC in it.
 
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Originally Posted by 98Econoline150 View Post
1996 is OBD II. I was just in the junkyard and found a 1996 with a modern DLC in it.
Sorry , but my E350 is definitely OBD I ................no MAF , speed density management EEC-IV ....
the E150 & E250 might be OBD II,,,,,,,,,,,,I tthink I can recognize an OBDI plug in from an OBDII .....
Believe me Id wish so much for it to be OBD II ,with all the apps ....





 
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Old 10-08-2018, 08:07 AM
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I have a 94 E150 which is definitely OBD1 and my underhood connector looks nothing like yours. I don't have anything newer to compare it to for any additional clues.


OBD1 style (mine is the style on the left)


 

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I've read the 96 model was a transition year. It has the OBD2 connector under the dash but it isn't hooked up to the computer. You can't pull any codes from it. The sticker under the hood says it is OBD1. My problem is I can't find the OBD1 connector. I've looked in all the usual places, near the battery, on the fenders, on the firewall, and on top of the engine. Does anyone know where the OBD1 connector is located on a 96 E350?
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 06:38 AM
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I've read the 96 model was a transition year. It has the OBD2 connector under the dash but it isn't hooked up to the computer. You can't pull any codes from it. The sticker under the hood says it is OBD1. My problem is I can't find the OBD1 connector. I've looked in all the usual places, near the battery, on the fenders, on the firewall, and on top of the engine. Does anyone know where the OBD1 connector is located on a 96 E350?
92-96 should share locations of such things. In my 94 the connector is underhood and to the outside of the battery (driver's fender side). It's attached to the wire loom and my take some prying to get it loose to get it in position for a reader to plug in to.
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 08:03 AM
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OBDII was rolled out for 1996, but the E150 is the only one that got it that year as I understand. My 96 E350 is OBDI for certain. I've never popped the cap on my data link connector or tried to pull codes (so I'm following the thread...) My connector is center dash, driver side, below the steering wheel.
 
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Old 10-09-2018, 04:14 PM
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Originally Posted by WarrensE350 View Post
OBDII was rolled out for 1996, but the E150 is the only one that got it that year as I understand. My 96 E350 is OBDI for certain. My connector is center dash, driver side, below the steering wheel.
same as mine ;-)
 
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I've read the 96 model was a transition year. It has the OBD2 connector under the dash but it isn't hooked up to the computer. You can't pull any codes from it. The sticker under the hood says it is OBD1. My problem is I can't find the OBD1 connector. I've looked in all the usual places, near the battery, on the fenders, on the firewall, and on top of the engine. Does anyone know where the OBD1 connector is located on a 96 E350?
Yep. BTDT. It's well hidden near the battery. I think I had to take the battery out to find it. I resorted to taking it to the dealer to get the codes read, and the younger mechanics there pulled out their hair trying to read the OBDII connector, til one of their old-timers educated them.
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:03 PM
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Ill get the battery out ,just to have a look ,,,,,,but I doubt
 
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Old 10-10-2018, 06:36 PM
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If 96 was a transition year, maybe some that were made early in the production run didn't get it at all. On the other hand, I don't think the OBD I stuff was new in 96.

But a change in a production run wouldn't be a total shocker, either. I know 96 was an oddball year for a lot of vehicles.
 
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Thanks to JefferyClay for the diagram which is where the OBD1 test port should have been and now is back in its proper place. Thanks to WirelessEngineer because that is where someone had stuffed it out of sight. I've never worked on the 96 Super Duty with both a OBD1 and OBD2 port. Without you guys I never would have found it. I had to stick my hand down between the battery tray and the very bottom of the fender and feel around until I felt a rectangular box about the right size. Glad there wasn't anything alive down there. Then looking at the diagram I saw the plastic tab at the top of the fender that the test port is supposed to clip into to keep it in plain sight for the next time. This is a 96 30' motorhome and like new with only 56,000 miles. I used my cheapo Innova OBD1 code checker to find out the only problem was the O2 sensor. So the CEL light is out and thanks for saving this thing which should have a lot of miles left in her.
 
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Old 10-11-2018, 11:16 AM
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Glad you dug around and found it. I knew it was there from my van of the same production period and Ford's manuals showed it there. Some people are harder to convince than others.
 
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:59 AM
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Originally Posted by jeffreyclay View Post
Glad you dug around and found it. I knew it was there from my van of the same production period and Ford's manuals showed it there. Some people are harder to convince than others.
OK , I admit it ! I was quite sure there wasnt any ....
But this morning , finally had time to remove battery & tray , the connector was under the battery tray .....why ? ill never know ! But at least I found it , AND it`s because of your help with this matter !
Thanks a lot man !

Dan , ( not perfect ) ;-)
 

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