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Old 01-22-2005, 09:35 AM   #31
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Hi Ron,
Yep... I have a scantool... I use a Palm-based scan tool that works for all makes....

http://www.auterraweb.com/

It'* really cool... You can setup graphs and meters and watch data realtime or record data while you drive. You can playback data at different rates and record at different rates.

It has a dynometer package also.... It will read and clear codes... It has datafiles for each maker'* code system... It will read anything that is 1996+ and OBDII compliant...

Oh and the coolest thing is I bought it off of ebay for $130... Runs on any palm. I use it on my Sony Clie. You have to have a SERIAL/USB synch cable which cost me about $16...
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Nice Scantool wish there were someone in Birmingham with one of those.

What does it say your TPS voltage is, ignition on TB closed and at WOT?
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I evidently didn't put the TB position sensor back correctly...

I took it off again and reinstalled. I do remember the first time that I didn't feel like the sensor and valve interface were together quite right. I think I actually put a little overclock in the sensor or either had the sensor interface on the wrong side of the valve interface...

Either way, the light is off and the scantool shows no stored codes after I cleared them all...

On the TPS voltage...my scantool doesn't show the voltage, but it will show throttle position...

I didn't check it after I got it reinstalled and working properly...
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My 2002 had a manifold gasket fail at about 24,000 miles. I had been smelling antifreeze for about a week and could never see where it was coming from and I didn't seem to be losing any fluid. Then one day I noticed about a cup of fluid in the driveway and tracked it down to the top of the engine. It seemed to only leak after the motor had been shut off. I took it into the dealer and they knew exactly what was wrong and had it fixed under the warrenty in about 2 hrs.
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I just dropped off my bonnie at the dealership to get the leak addressed. They won't get to it until tomorrow, but I'm fine with that. I haven't driven the bonnie in about a month anyway because I just had laser eye surgery just over 3 weeks ago now. I washed up my bonnie when it was all nice and warm out (that one 60*F day) and parked it in the garage. In this nasty weather, I'd much rather drive my truck anyway. Just drove it this morning to the dealership and loved every second of it.

I'll know more tomorrow when I talk with the service guys.
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Thanks Ron. When I get done with it, the white vinyl top will be gone and it will be a deep metallic blue with white stripes and lots'o'chrome!!!
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im going to bring back that dead here... swart, did u get it fixed?? what did the say the problem was??? cuz when i took mine in for the recall on the intake manifold leak.. they didnt fix it :( bastards!! so 2weeks ago i found it was still leaking and had to pull of the intake and put some sealant in there to fix the problem...it work...no more leaks!
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So you're saying they did nothing? If they did the "customer service action" (I think it'* called), they should have taken out a few of the fasteners and put loctite on them... A friend of mine took his 2000 SE in to the dealer before he had any signs of leakage and they did the customer service for him. I think it was free. I don't think they want to call it an official recall. I think it has been called some kind of customer satisfaction something or other...

As shown in the post, I replaced the manifold and gasket and also put loctite on all the fasteners to the upper manifold. I also retorqued all the fasteners on the lower manifold. Mine hasn't leaked since. The upper manifold didn't show any signs of warping, so maybe just the gasket and loctite would have been good enough.
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swart, did u get it fixed?? what did the say the problem was???
Sorry it'* taken me so long to reply... Yeah, it'* fixed. The only thing they didn't do was fill up the coolant res to the proper level. They ended up replacing the Upper & Lower Intake manifold gaskets as well as a full oil/filter change on the engine.

The new gaskets that they put in look like they are made out of thick plastic. I don't really care what they are made out of so long as they don't leak again. Time will tell.
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Check the threads (2) on this issue in the 92-99 Forum. I just posted some pics of a very cheap repair for a ruined UIM.

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=31766

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=31653
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Nitro,
So you're saying they did nothing? If they did the "customer service action" (I think it'* called), they should have taken out a few of the fasteners and put loctite on them... A friend of mine took his 2000 SE in to the dealer before he had any signs of leakage and they did the customer service for him. I think it was free. I don't think they want to call it an official recall. I think it has been called some kind of customer satisfaction something or other...

As shown in the post, I replaced the manifold and gasket and also put loctite on all the fasteners to the upper manifold. I also retorqued all the fasteners on the lower manifold. Mine hasn't leaked since. The upper manifold didn't show any signs of warping, so maybe just the gasket and loctite would have been good enough.

no it was an actual recall they had put out. if they did do something....it was halfass! cuz there was coolant everywhere in the engine bay... it would dip out after 2mins of the engine started.. i dunno.. its fixed now
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