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Old 08-16-2010, 09:34 PM   #1
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Noticing the tach needle jumping around quite a bit on my 1994 Bonneville SE. Can feel the car hesitating when this is happening but no lurching. The ol 3800 series I has had alot done recently...new crank sensor, IAC valve, EGR valve, PCM, ICM (about 1 year old), I've cleaned the contacts including the buss bar...none were corroded but cleaned anyway. Changed the upper and lower manifold gaskets, new plugs, O2 sensor. I do have a SES light on along with an ABS light on. The autozone nearest me isn't equipped to scan the '94'* (so they tell me). Any thoughts ? The transmission still shifts smoothly so I think I can rule that out. Car is smooth at idle (thanks to the new EGR valve) but tach needle will jump around once I'm underway starting at about 30-40 mph. All vacuum lines are in place and in good condition. Tried the MAP sensor test...appears o.k. Sorry for the novel....just trying to paint an accurate picture......Thanks for any help
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Look under the dash and let us know what kind of OBD port you have.

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If you have the first one, then you can do the paperclip test to get your codes.
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Mike,
I looks more like the OBD II port. Did they make an OBD 1.5 port ? for that year (1994)
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Thanks to this forum I had already done that previous to the problem and mine wasn't as bad but I cleaned it up anyway and put a coating of di-electric grease on
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I looks more like the OBD II port. Did they make an OBD 1.5 port ? for that year (1994)
No, if you have the 16pin OBDII port, you need to find a scanner that can scan 94 and up. Only one Actron scanner that I know of can, and the dealers Tech 2 can also.
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Thanks....and problem solved had it scanned and turned out to be a TPS sensor will tackle that tomarrow.
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