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1999 Olds Intrigue Multiple Codes


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MarineGrunt
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May 3, 2013, 6:53 PM

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1999 Olds Intrigue 3.5 117K

Just put in a water pump on my niece's dad's car. He said the check engine light was on so hooked the scanner up to it. Here are the codes.

P0042
P0335
P0385
P1372

He said that the car will "bog" down on occasion but does it more when backing out of a steep drive. Not sure if this matters but he said there's a tiny hole in the exhaust between the engine and catalytic converter. Would any of these codes be the cause of the bogging down? Other than that the car runs fine.

Thanks!


HT
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May 4, 2013, 3:27 AM

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The first one is an 0/2 sensor heater issue but the other 3 all deal with a crank Sensor issue that needs to be looked into. It has 2 crank sensors and they are not jiving with each other.


Tom Greenleaf
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May 4, 2013, 5:32 AM

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To add to what Hammer just said, if this is a rust belter car look for plugs and wires to items. My own truck '97 was throwing an O2 code that would just self clear but knew which one (friends have all the stuff) and damn if the small cap rotted and wire finally fell out! Nothing wrong with the sensor. Did them all anyway - too much of a waste while there not to.

As for the hold? was one purposely put there or what's with that? Some will test exhaust restrictions (heard that don't do that myself) put a small hole to test the pressure pre cat. If something like that I think I'd thread it and put a nice stainless bolt in it - not too long of course,

T


MarineGrunt
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May 4, 2013, 6:43 AM

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For the first code my scanner said P0442 Generic Evaporative Emission System Leak Detected (small leak). Doesn't a scanner usually say it's an O2 Sensor? I believe you over this scanner I'm just curious why it wouldn't say O2 sensor.

If the two crankshaft sensors aren't jiving where would one start to troubleshoot that?


Tom....I didn't look myself but I would think the small hole in the exhaust is there because of rust.


Tom Greenleaf
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May 4, 2013, 7:09 AM

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HT having troubles as you know MG. O2 codes can easily be set off by something else. This leak or hole between engine and cat is good pipe and most of the vintage put up with the rust. a crack or where it flexes more likely. I know - you aren't looking at it and need to. Not sure but I think the flex needed is right at the manifold could be a problem. If crack to be welded maybe watch out. I'm not so good at welding but that pipe's metal needs a specific rod or metal or it will not work making it harder later for a fix. No doubt bucks for that pipe if really needed. A leak there could confuse the show IMO.

Evap code? Gas cap OK? Was long ago with odd issues with a car here. Brainstormed for a couple pages and came up with cap got switched by person getting gas of all odd things to go wrong. They are part of the system to vent in at a specific Hg as fuel is consumed of course air must displace it and the fumes are to go thru the evap system to be burned as it's told to by dang computer and devices checking everything and decide when to burn it off in engine.

I may not have tons of time here today till later and don't have all the data or some other ideas on this. Hope others are watching too. We'll get this one too,

Tom



HT
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May 4, 2013, 7:13 AM

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The hole in the exhaust can skew the 0/2 readings but in your case it's a heater code so i doubt it has anything to do with the code. It's probably a bad sensor with a burned out heater.


nickwarner
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May 4, 2013, 8:07 AM

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Check this out MG. Its a Jeep in this video but it does help understand whats going on with the O2 code.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEuGtggZAvo


buck123
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May 6, 2013, 6:34 AM

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in first post you put p0042 and later you stated p0442.p0442 evap small leak detected.check all your evap lines for any splits.smoke machine works great for this.hard to find without smoke most of the time.was the light on before the water pump replacement?check the electrical connectors at the ignition module where the crank sensors plug in.






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