Q: Can't read OBD code with my scanner.

asked by on

The Service Engine Soon light came on a couple of days ago. I have a GoPoint ODB reader that works off of an IPhone. The reader displays a "Cannot Connect to Device" while trying to read the code on the Lincoln. I used the reader on my f150 and Ford Edge and it works fine.

My car has 75000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

These aftermarket type scanners may not access every vehicle out there. When you get a cannot communicate issue this is most likely the OBD adapter and the vehicle may be incompatible or the vehicle has problems. You would need to first verify that the Lincoln Check Engine Light comes on when you turn on the key and then goes off or stays on when you start the vehicle. If you can start and run the vehicle then you most likely just have an incompatible OBD code reader. If you have a problem with your vehicle then have a mechanic like one from YourMechanic to come and scan the computer for you to see if there is problems with the vehicle or if the scanner is not working on your car. We’ll help you sort out the necessary repair if you need the help as well. Best of luck!

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Can't read OBD code with my scanner.

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Q: Car overheats

Overheating is a fairly common issue with many vehicles. The most common cause of an engine to overheat would be a coolant leak. If a leak exists, the engine will not have enough coolant to keep the temperature within specification....

Q: Truck making loud gear noise when driving

This type of noise is typical of a bad hub bearing. When you turn left, you put more pressure on the right tire stressing the already bad bearing. This is why the noise seems to get louder. Bad hub bearings...

Q: I have a 2002 nissan sentra 1.8 I'm trying to find the best place to purchase a front and rear catlyic converter

For the amount of the converters you will be best served purchasing the parts at local auto parts store so you have a place to go to get any warranty adjustments done. If you live in a state that regulates...

Related articles

What Causes Hoses to Leak?
While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car's fluids include: Engine oil Transmission...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.