I have just borrowed a diagnostic tool from someone to tell me what is wrong with my 2004 Ford Taurus. When I plugged it in it said link error. When I tried to turn the car on with it plugged in it said turn the car off and wait 10 seconds. I tried it and it still says link error. Idk what to do. Suggestions?
Usually when you get a Link Error or Cannot Communicate With Vehicle points to a problem with the computer.
If possible, drive the vehicle to a parts store that pulls codes for free, and see if their code reader comes up with the same error message.
I cant drive it right now. There is something wrong with my transmission. I’m just not sure what. Should I borrow a different diagnostic?
If possible, yes.
You want to confirm if there’s a problem with the scanner or the vehicle computer.
Ok, thanks. I will make some calls and find another one.