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98 Forester S (5MT) - 2 Codes
Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:02 AM
My research tells me that P1507 and P1540 mean IAC and VSS issues. I am going to pick up a VSS and slap it in (speedo and odometer are dead). But what I am wondering is if the P1507 (IAC) is perhaps a result of the P1540?
This car has 220km on it, I just did the head gaskets and I didn't have a scanner before I did the job so I don't know if the 1507 was there before I started but the speedo was broken prior so the 1540 probably was. Did I miss something during the intake reassembly? The IAC connection seems solid. The car runs nice and seems to idle ok too.
Any thoughts or tricks? Should I tear in and clean the IAC or do I even need to?
Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:07 AM
Before replacing the VSS check to make sure the drive gear inside the transmission isn't broken. Also make sure it's not just unplugged.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 09:28 AM
Thanks a bunch,
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:29 AM
Don't try to force the shaft to spin with a screwdriver. It should be very easy if the gear is broken or stripped. If it doesn't turn at all the gear is fine and forcing it could damage it.
Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:16 PM
I'd replace the VSS, reset the codes and bet you're golden!
vehicle speed sensor electronic - transmission - trans - 5-speed - manual - Automatic - Auto
Edited by wtdash, 15 November 2012 - 11:03 AM.
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:31 AM
At first I was worried because I expected the gear to spin faster than it did - it just took a few rotations of the tire to actually notice the movement.
Out of curiosity I put the old sensor on the vice with a drill on the tab and my multi-meter attached to the points. The sensor was reporting intermittent voltage and seemed to crap out right away at low speeds - like I think it hit around 2 volts or so and then went dead after that. Picking a new one up from the dealer today. I'll update the results.
Thanks for all of your input!
Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:34 PM
Posted 07 August 2016 - 04:40 PM
Hi all, first time to post, hope i can be clear... my '98 forester started acting funny a while ago. just a few times did the rpms increase, and there was loss of powe, as if in nuetral( itis automatic). yesterday the check engine light came on and the rpm, powerless machine was taken to auto zone in 2nd gear for a code read. got )500. replaced the vss. drove ok, but the light still on and now speedo quit. took it to advanced where codes 1507 1540 came up in addition to 0500. any ideas what i should do now? i am extremely low on funds, the $107.00 for the vss nearly killed me... thanks in advance for any ideas
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