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Old 07-26-2007, 06:27 PM   #1
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Default Code 17......Possible causes ?

Just scanned the Bonne a little bit ago and I keep getting the same code.

What are the possible causes for this code to set ?

The car still runs but it seems to be a little slugish at times.

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What is code 17 according to Techinfo?
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Tech Info say'*;
17 - Spark Reference Circuit

Mitchell say'*;
17 - RPM Signal Problem

What I'm wondering is, what typically causes this or what have you seen cause this before ?

Coil Pack going, Computer, etc. ??

The wiring seems to be good, didn't see any wear on the split loom or wires, last time I was under the hood replacing the Cam sensor.

The RPM signal comes from the Coil Pack correct ?

Any suggestions would be great,
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IIRC this may relate to wiring or a crank sensor issue. I'm going to get a couple more gearheads on this one with more experience in this code.
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Thanks, any help would be great.

Here is the link to my other post about the Cam sensor,
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...190&highlight=

I still don't know why I was getting different voltages on that wire I was testing, in the previous post.

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Dutch Code 17 Is a Spark Reference problem..

Anyone near you have a 92 service manual?

I believe in this case 92 is slightly different from 93

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No one I know of.

I live close to PeterG'* work, but I don't know if he has a manual or not.

I have a copy of Mitchell and it says to test various wires, but I don't know if this is the same procedure as FSM. I would assume it is, its usually pretty acurate.

Has anyone else had this code before ?
If so what was causing it ?

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