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1988 olds. cutlas ciera , how do i get fault codes without a reader , i know theres a way with a paperclip , i would like to get codes and definitions also please
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Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
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Hello , my name isXXXXX you for choosing justanswer.com.

I uploaded the procedure in .pdf format here to justanswer. You can download it by clicking HERE. I hope this helps you.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
jhoop, hey bud , i cannot retrieve any codes , i get one single flash
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
You get one single flash when you jumper A and B?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
yes
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
you helped me about 4 months ago with this car , it gave off a code , that you responded , replace coolant sensor , did so it ran awsome till now , its doing the same thing , but its not givingt me the codes now
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
I am not showing a 3.8

Can this be a 2.8?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no it says 3.8
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
olds cutlas ciera sl , 3.8 ltr v-6
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
I uploaded the procedure in .pdf format here to justanswer. You can download it by clicking HERE. I hope this helps you.

If you need more help, please ask. If this answer helped you, please click ACCEPT.

If you have a deposit but do not click ACCEPT you will STILL be charged, but I don't get credit! Not clicking ACCEPT hurts the Techs that help you! Thanks again, JHoop
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i went and got a gm code reader , i got a code 12 then i got a quick flass after that
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
You never said what the problem is.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
LOL , im sorry , not running , was running real good after replacing coolant sensor , then ,
started running like flooding out , even smell of gas , then died , when running it backfires out intake , idles real fast , then dies , crank & crank , finally it starts , runs for a minute , backfires & dies , car has 85,000 miles.
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
What happens when you jumper A and B as recommended?
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Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
I'm doing a follow up and noticed that you havent replied back or ACCEPT the answer to your question yet. Please reply back if you need additional help or press ACCEPT so that the question may be closed out. Keep in mind that the experts on this site are compensated for their time spent helping customers once ACCEPT is selected. Thanks again for using Just Answer. JHoop
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
im sorry jhoop , i will get back shortly ,
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
Ok. Just trying to close the month out.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
hello jhoop , i will go ahead and accept for you , but i still need your help , i just cant get back to my car problem today , i will try to get to it tomarrow , thanks
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
hello jhoop , concerning my 1988 olds cutlas ciera 3.8ltr , fault codes pulled from car : 12 , 13 , 24 , then 3 quick flashes then repeats .
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
Get back tomorrow busy at the shop.

JHoop
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
k thanks
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
I'll get back.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
right on jhoop glad your back in touch , nobody has been able to help me with this car as good as you . ill wait for you to get back to me , thanks once again
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
Lets do this.

Remove the battery cable for 10 seconds.

Replace it. Now run the car for a few miles then repeat the test.

What codes are stored?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
hello , jhoop , when i reset the computer , the car runs real good for a little while , but then it goes back to running rough then dies , smells like its flooding out , codes retrieved at this time are : 12 , 13 . 24 . then 3 quick flashes then the codes repeat
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
could i have a bad ecu , , started car engine rpm at 2900 , engine light stayed on steady, car died engine light staued on , tried to start car , no start , turned ignition off and waited a moment , turned key on and no light at all , turned key off , then back on and engine light flashed 1 time and nothing , the same two more times , gave up for moment and removed code reader , started car it ran normal for a moment then idle droped real low engine backfired and died , turned key off inserted code readerturned key on , gives code 12 repeadedly , you hear fans on & off click-click-click , lights out ,
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
When the engine starts to act up, disconnect the coolant temp sensor.

Does it run better?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no , no difference , acting like its 180 out of time ,
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
Thanks for the reply. I believe the crankshaft sensor could be the problem.

Do you have the service procedure?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
no , i could use it though , thanks
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
I uploaded the procedure in .pdf format here to justanswer. You can download it by clicking HERE. I hope this helps you.

If you need more help, please ask. If this answer helped you, please click ACCEPT.

If you have a deposit but do not click ACCEPT you will STILL be charged, but I don't get credit! Not clicking ACCEPT hurts the Techs that help you! Thanks again, JHoop
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
sorry jhoop , im not working on an acura door window LOL , i could still use that service procedure for crank sensor , thanks
Auto Mechanic: JHoop, Auto Service Technician replied 8 years ago
There is a system issue.
TRY THIS.
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