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Dash gauges turn off...

Dash gauges turn off while driving. After you turn off the van and back on they work for a while,also get T/C light and abs light

Mechanic's Assistant: Is it just the ABS light? Or is the brake system warning light on, too?

Just abs and trac /control

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Pontiac?

2006 Pontiac montana sv6

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Montana SV6 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes new wheel hubs front and back level ride air shocks and sensers

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Pontiac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Pontiac Technician replied 3 months ago
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When the gauges shut off, is the car affected in any other way?

Are those warning lights on briefly or staying on when the cluster is working?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
The van runs fine,but the a/c stops. As for the t/c and abs they stay on.Then after driving a while longer all the warning lights flash on and off. the abs and t/c stay on all gauges go to zero,and the radio turns off.
Customer reply replied 3 months ago
can you tell me on line what to do?
Pontiac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Pontiac Technician replied 3 months ago

Do you have the ability to scan it to see if there are codes stored especially for the ABS. On the gauge issue, I have an idea what that is but I will hold off till I can give a complete answer.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
I have a OBDII scanner will that do? Also it showed no codes
Pontiac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Pontiac Technician replied 3 months ago

See if your scan tool will allow you to monitor the wheel speed sensors while driving. If not then you do not have a scan tool that is good enough to diagnose the ABS.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
it does not test for abs what do i do now
Pontiac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Pontiac Technician replied 3 months ago

Do you know someone with a better tool so we do not have to skip over that issue?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
no i do not is it a better OBll scanner? If so what do i need to buy at autozone or oriellys?
Pontiac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Pontiac Technician replied 3 months ago

Most parts stores do not sale scan tools that are very sophisticated to access all modules. Those tools cost much more money.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
What about Zurich OBDII with ABS/Fix Assist/SRS. It does live real-time engine data,freeze frame data,battery/alternator test,oil light reset,battery reset,abs codes/definitions,airbag codes/definitions, and fix recommendations?
Pontiac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Pontiac Technician replied 3 months ago

I am not familiar with that brand. If your research finds it can diagnose ABS then it should work.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
they compare it to snap-on Blue-Point EECR3A
Pontiac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Pontiac Technician replied 3 months ago

Give it a shot.

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
ok I have to go to town to get it. do I scan for abs or just hook it up and see what it says?
Pontiac Mechanic: Chris (aka- Moose), Pontiac Technician replied 3 months ago

See what codes are stored.

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