Where can I find the OBD port on a 1994 Ford Ranger?

I’m repairing my neighbor’s old truck. I need to determine if the engine is producing any error codes, but I can’t find the port to plug my OBD scanner in! Do you know where the OBD port on a 1994 Ford Ranger is?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s very kind of you to help your neighbor out—let’s see if we can help, too!
The OBD port on a 1994
Ford Ranger
is located under the hood on the passenger side, near the shock tower and upper fender well area.
But just a heads up: the OBD-II ports found on all vehicles today weren’t made standard until 1996, so the port on your neighbor’s truck will be either an OBD-I or an EEC-IV port. Depending on whether or not you have the right reader, this might make it a little difficult to read and interpret any
car OBD codes
Since you won’t be able to diagnose any issues on a 1994 Ford Ranger with a modern OBD-II scanner, you may want to refer your neighbor to a mechanic for their
car repairs
. If you want to help them, look specifically for mechanics who will work on older Fords—it’s always a safe bet to call and ask before you go.
Good luck!
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