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#1671 of 1702 PO 420 & 430 Cat Codes
Aug 31, 2012 (9:27 am)
2002 Suburban 5.3 L 2WD 1/2 ton 1500 LS
Smog shop said O2 sensors ok and to replace the left and right Cat's which I did but now The codes have reappeared the next day
#1673 of 1702 check engine light blinking - 96 GrandAm
Oct 02, 2012 (3:20 am)
Car drove well this morning until I had to stop for a light. The check engine light comes on once in a while - after gas fillup, but this morning it started to blink and the car started to shake when I applied the brakes - like it wanted to stall. Once I started driving again, the light stopped blinking, but stayed on.
Any ideas? Got me to work, but it's a 20 mile drive back home.
#1674 of 1702 Re: check engine light blinking - 96 GrandAm [jerzeejo]
Oct 02, 2012 (6:39 am)
A loose or leaking gas cap would cause the CEL to come on, and that would fit with the fact it comes on sometimes after filling up. But, I don't think that would cause a driveability problem.
#1675 of 1702 Re: check engine light blinking - 96 GrandAm [jerzeejo]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Oct 02, 2012 (7:59 am)
A blinking light is more serious than a steady one. Sounds like some kind of misfire is overheating the catalytic converter. Just keep an eye on that light and you should be okay for 20 miles. Keep your speed down and if there's a way home without hills, do that.
#1676 of 1702 2008 Civic Si sedan Wiring Harness
Nov 28, 2012 (1:53 pm)
Check engine light came on 42k miles, code was bank one sensor 1 heater circuit. Replaced o2 sensor, same code. replaced o2 sensor again same code. mechanic said bad wire was the culprit and replaced a wire and fuse box. same light and same code remained. Took to dealer and they said I needed a new engine wiring harness and the cost was $1050.00 They reset the computer but the same code remains. I am not sure what to do next.
#1677 of 1702 Re: 2008 Civic Si sedan Wiring Harness [selaeration]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 29, 2012 (12:05 pm)
Well the first thing would be to get to a good mechanic. Obviously these guys don't know what they're doing.
Are you by any chance in the San Francisco area? I could send you somewhere.
Do you remember the number of the code you read? Just because the code refers to the 02 sensor that doesn't mean the 02 sensor is bad--it only means the 02 sensor is reacting to some irregularity--you could for instance have a catalytic converter problem or a wiring problem.
#1678 of 1702 Re: trouble codes for a 2001 chrysler sebring [0patience]
Jan 17, 2013 (4:33 pm)
I have this p0732 code. just recently got the oil pan and seal replaced due to severel leak. How can I clear this code?
#1679 of 1702 Re: trouble codes for a 2001 chrysler sebring [svarnado]
Jan 17, 2013 (5:03 pm)
Transmission fluid, level or dirty, (if you're lucky).
Something more serious with the transmission if you're not.
#1680 of 1702 Error codes - how long are they kept in memory?
Feb 08, 2013 (6:17 am)
I have a 2008 Ford Escape Hybrid...haven't had any major problems with it until the last 6 months or so. Every now & then a warning light would display indicating a fault with the hybrid drive system. It was intermittent, and since the closest hybrid-certified dealer is 45 minutes away, I didn't immediately take it in (since the light was intermittent & there was no noticeable affect on the vehicle function).
A couple months ago, I was travelling & the hybrid drive warning light came on - I would be passing by the dealer, so I called to see if I could stop in & have them read the code. They read it & said that it was a possible problem with the CVT drive, but since it was intermittent, wondered if it was just a sensor problem. They already had two other FEH's in the shop waiting on parts, so they didn't want to schedule anything immediately.
Fast forward to mid-January. The hybrid drive warning light had intermittently come on & gone off for the last couple months, but this time, while I was driving (city stop & go) around town, the hybrid drive warning light came on, shortly followed by an alternating complete loss of power to a surge in acceleration. I tried to hobble the vehicle back to my office (this is a work vehicle), and the "Master Vehicle Electrical Hazard Warning" light came on, followed by my vehicle completely shutting down.
The vehicle was towed to the dealer, they checked the codes & replaced the throttle body & reprogrammed the PCM; called me & told me it was ready to pick up. I arranged for a ride down & before I left the parking lot, it was doing THE EXACT SAME THING! Now the dealer is telling me that they need to replace the Shifter Lever Assembly, based on the "new" trouble code (which they charged me $75 for).
The dealer claims that the only code they initially found (when it was towed to them) was one indicating the throttle body problem. They claim no other codes were present. Now the code is for the shift lever assembly. Same symptoms, two completely different root causes?
On to the question: How long does computer hold error codes? I have a hard time believing that they didn't pick up the "old" CVT error code when they were initially assessing the code that led them to replacing the throttle body. I have expressed my extreme dissatisfaction with the service manager, but he stands by his claim that: "the only code present was the throttle body code". Am I being screwed?