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toyfj40

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EDIT: solutions. OBD-1 port was UNDER the back end of the FuseBox.
my rough/cold idle was a old/leaking "rubber cap" (aka Vacuum Leak)
from a bad vacuum-cap on one of the tubes immediately above the PCV-valve.
so, a 0.25 rubber cap has me running normal...

---original post:
I have a '93 Explorer/EB 2WD-auto-trans

inside, under the dash, in the middle, right on the "hump"
at the front/top edge of the carpet (directly under the ash-tray)
is a connector.

it is "affixed" not dangling, and is open and waiting for a connection...

it is where a OBD-1 connector might be if it was one...
it is a little smaller than the ODB-2 connector (I tried :D )
The popular "sticky" posting on reading codes/paper-clip does not display
the photos that are described...

my reason for asking... (oh this is gonna be embarrassing )...
is that I cannot find my OBD-1 connector under the hood
behind the fuse-box (power distributor box).
I have a blower-fan with connection and another cable
coming from the fuse-box into a thumb-size round connector
and then leading on to..(?) with a ground-wire connected to the body,
but nothing that is labeled 'EEC TEST', or any connector with a cap that
is waiting for some access.

I can take a photo tomorrow, in the daylight.

My older Chilton manual(#26688, p4-36) shows a location that looks to be
closer to the Ignition-Coil-(where spark plug wires huddle together).

--- I have a rough/cold idle problem and getting 'Chk Engine Light" (CEL ?)
... I disconnected the MAFS and it seems to idle fine...
... re-connect and the rpms idle down to stall.
I **thought** this meant that the MAF was failing, so I got one...
and I have the same rough/stall idle with the "new MAF" installed.

I had some small air-leaks in my (big air tube) from MAF to the Intake...
and patched them with some duct-tape to diagnose...

--- I've read several postings on "rough cold idle"...
and I'm not sure I understand the variety of symptoms/problems
as they each sound like my problem...
and now I can't even find my ODB-1 diagnostic connector to
read my "Blinking Codes".

I was hoping to just get the stored codes via a Paper-Clip
and getting the MIL (Malf Ind Lamp) to blink the codes on the dash.

Can someone kindly point my nose in the right direction..
or maybe to a YouTube-video that clarifies the location
thanks.
:D
 
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snoranger

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I have a '93 Explorer/EB 2WD-auto-trans

inside, under the dash, in the middle, right on the "hump"
at the front/top edge of the carpet (directly under the ash-tray)
is a connector.

it is "affixed" not dangling, and is open and waiting for a connection...

Thats for the push button 4wd, which you dont have.
 
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check drivers side front by radiator for obd port... thought I saw around there? Why they couldn't put them all in the same location is beyond me.
 
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check drivers side front by radiator for obd port... thought I saw around there?

Thanks... there was 'something' just to the outside of the radiator
that looked "suspicious", but I was not expected it to be there..
And it definitely had no 'label' or ID, but was an "end" of the cable.
I'll look tomorrow.
 
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cloaked_chaos

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No that is not the obd1 test port. The test port is normally affixed to the back end of the fuse box inside a small black rectangular holder. The two leads (one larger multi-wire and one single wire) pull out from the bottom of the holder. Over the years yours may have been pulled off of the fuse box and in that case would be laying on the wheel well just behind the fuse box.
 
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That is what the connectors look like for obd1 but for 1991-94 ford explorers they are not near the master cylinder. That picture shows a completely different vehicle.
 
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Does this photo show the Master-Brake-Cylinder ??
(yes, it indicates it is on a Bronco-II )...

They didnt make a BII in '95. That indicates, to me, that its not a BII.

5612d1269333807-1995-bronco-purchase-95-ford-obd1-eec-iv-no6.jpg




They are talking about a full size Bronco.
 
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Thats where it is on a full size bronco?!?! No wonder I can never find the dumb things!
 
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The test port is normally affixed to the back end of the fuse box inside a small black rectangular holder. The two leads (one larger multi-wire and one single wire) pull out from the bottom of the holder. Over the years yours may have been pulled off of the fuse box and in that case would be laying on the wheel well just behind the fuse box.

Found-It ! :p:

Thank-you "C_C", it was far Under the fuse box...
as if it had been hidden on purpose...
Took a while to wiggle the cover off...
and blow-out the cob-webs from the contacts...
It has likely never been used.

now, to see if I can find a 'Paper-Clip' ... :D
thanks again, and Happy-2012 to all
 
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