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86 spfi trouble code 32, and speedo quit working
Posted 15 September 2003 - 12:54 AM
i suggested spraying simple green on the motor and washing it off. i rinsed it off with water from the hose as the motor ran.
jim turned off the motor while it was still wet. he went to start it some 10 minutes later, wouldnt fore. no problem, i said check the dis cap and sure enough there was moisture. we wiped it out and we started it up.
well, this morning jim made a parts run, and the speedo doesnt work, and it was flashing code 32: bad o2 sensor. but the o2 was replaced at the soob dealer a few months ago. the ecs light will come on and go off. it stays off at idle but comes on as you drive it. jim drives this car daily, but within 10-15 miles from home. i told him that maybe the computer stored a code when it didnt start with the wet cap, and now that it is dry the code is still stored. he disconnected the battery and the ecs light came back.
so i have 2 questions.
one, would water cause a spedo cable to fail, and
is it possible the computer cant make up its mind about the code, considering it has onlt ben driven 10 miles since the light came on? Can the computer be tricked or "confused" i said its possible the code may clear up when he takes me 100 miles back to butler.
water cant cause an o2 sensor to fail would it?
i would hate to think that washing the motor would mess it up, especially ater getting a deadbeat turbo to run and converting an xt with a bad front diff to a 2wd. the only ar to mess up is the one we didnt touch!
and YES it IS an spfi ON AN 86 sedan. it was one of 20 factory prototypes and originated from the toledo dealer.
Posted 15 September 2003 - 02:17 AM
As for the speedo cable, hey they just brake sometimes, crap occurs. Also, 86 spfi isn't really that rare, I believe that all of the 2wd automatics got spfi
Posted 15 September 2003 - 02:27 AM
Posted 15 September 2003 - 05:46 AM
All this does is reset the "learn mode"
Please read the instructions for clearing codes.
Posted 15 September 2003 - 12:15 PM
I'll get it put together and report my findings!!!
i feel i must be extra careful on jim's ride, it is his pride and joy, but i am glad he trusts me to work on it while he is at work. he'll be happy to see it working by the time he gets home!!!
Posted 15 September 2003 - 02:31 PM
the ecs never came on, even tough i havent reset it.
i cleaned up the interior and polished all the plastic. jim will be a very happy man when he gets home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted 15 September 2003 - 06:32 PM
I could definitely see Jim roughing things up along the firewall!!
Sounds like you guys got down to business the past two weekends. I know both of those rigs had issues, and I got to hand it to you for knowing your "Legos".
Posted 16 September 2003 - 10:37 AM
but hey, nothing like a 3-day weekend full of soobs! now ALL of jim's soobs RUN AND DRIVE.
only thing left is carb issues on the brat, and the title to the XT
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