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We worked on it all day. English is not my native language, I might not know names of all the parts. We checked : Both Airflow meters found ok.
We checked all ignition coils, found ok. Changed all spark plugs.
When we reached the pump. We removed the rear seats, and found the two pumps. On of the tanks was almost empty and the other one almost full. The guy with us said that this is not normal. That the pump with the empty tank is failing. Some of the wires powering the pump had some tape on them, and appeared a bit weak. He put an extra wire to add some thickness and the car started with no problem. and kept at it for about 10seconds. I believe he then removed the wire and the car stopped. He is saying that the problem is the pump. And you re saying the same thing. But what I find intriguing is : How erasing a Check Engine Light could trigger the pump to fail? It happened instantly as soon as the erase button was pushed.
He has 2 spare pumps that he will bring tomorrow to replace the ones in the car now. I hope to hear from you soon. But you ve already been very helpful.
How do we test the fuel pressure?
We changed the ignition coils but not with new ones, there is still a slight misfire (i don't know if that is the term). When you feel that the car is getting air instead of fuel. I ordered new ones with new spark plugs.(waiting for them to correct this)
The transmission in automatic mode doesn't get in 1st gear. When put in manual mode it goes to 1st without a problem. If in 1st as soon as you go back to automatic it goes to 2nd. The power steering shakes a little when car is at stop and you turn the steering Wheel, you feel a little vibration.
You ve already been of great help.
Just plugged my ODB Scanner I get P1096 error code.
The car won't start. I am sure no fuel gets to the engine from the noise I hear. Like I said I put about 10 gallons in it last night.
The Fuel gauge shows empty tank
Checked again. 1096 P is for pending.
What about the 1st gear not going in? in automatic mode only?
And the steering vibration?
The first gear came up. It was not an issue before.
In manual it goes to first. So I belive transmission is ok.
The vibration is felt only when stand still . Not when in gear.
When still and accelerate it becomes almost unnoticeable.
When turning from left to right you see the tires shake a little when car is still.