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Can't read engine code

Well first of all I used to use this site a lot a couple years ago when I had to my 2002 Ranger. I sold it and bought an '03 Dodge Ram Hemi and just recently I sold that and bought a 2001 Ranger regular cab 5 speed with the 2.3. Anyways my check engine light came on so I went to Schuck's and their scanner wouldn't read. The guy said it's happened a couple of times and to try Autozone. So I went there and their scanner was giving an error message as well. Has anybody had this problem before? I really don't want to go to the dealership to try to get this solved. Any help is appreciated.
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The first thing to check is fuse 17 in the dash box. It is shared between the cigarette lighter and the Data Link Connector.
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You have a blown fuse that supplies power to the interface for the plug the reader connects to most likely.

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Bob beat me to it again.
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Checked the fuse and it's good. Guess I'll just have to take it to Ford.
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Did you try another "scanner" ...maybe Autozone?
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Yes I tried Autozone and Schuck's.
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