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Old 12-29-2004, 05:00 PM   #1
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My dad listened to my car recently and said that he didn't like the sound of the exhaust and said it sounded like it was leaking. Well, this morning, I hope in the car and turn it on and my HUD has every single problem light lit up and the car is beeping and shaking all over. I turn it off and come inside. Keep in mind, I'm 18 and in my senior year of high school so this is going to hurt to have fixed. And most places are booked full or not open during these next couple of days. Uhh...
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im assuming that the SES light is on, you need to take it to Advance or Autozone and get ti scanned for codes
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im assuming that the SES light is on, you need to take it to Advance or Autozone and get ti scanned for codes
Agreed, lucky me i have a shop that specializes in 3800s right down the road from me. Its a good shop owned by some guys from around here.
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Well, the engine and supercharger also aren't sounding right. The SES light hasn't come on yet. I'm talking about the little monitor in the dash that shows everything about the car (open doors, etc.). All of the little warning messages are stuck on and the open door chime won't stop beeping.
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Well, the engine and supercharger also aren't sounding right. The SES light hasn't come on yet. I'm talking about the little monitor in the dash that shows everything about the car (open doors, etc.). All of the little warning messages are stuck on and the open door chime won't stop beeping.
Sounds like your guage cluster probably just bit the dust. I believe that was a problem with some of the earlier digital dashes, but thought it was 1992 and early 1993.
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Well, my dad just looked at it and said it sounded like an exhaust leak. The supercharger or engine also needs some tune ups and work. The gaugle cluster is fine I think, I think it'* just the wiring and electronics doing that that will also get fixed. I just can't wait to have it back. Not looking forward to that bill though! :o
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When was the last tune up?

Sounds like a Bad PCM to me if EVERYTHING went to hell right away. If your timing is just furbar'd your exhaust may sound like ***.
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Yup, sounds like a PCM to me. Everything went to h*** on my 93' when it happened. The car felt like it was killing itself. Trans went into failsafe, major misfire, rough idle, horrid exaust sound, and every light and chime imaginable. Had a PCM put in for 80 bucks and it was like new again.
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Sounds like it might be something as simple as a bad ground. Sometimes when a bunch of stuff goes bad at once, it is because of a loose or corroded ground connection that is shared by those things.

To check the exhaust, while it is idling, cover the tailpipe(*) with something that will seal pretty well and protect you from the heat. A smooth sole shoe works pretty well. You should feel pressure build up in a few seconds; if the exhaust is tight, the engine will begin to bog down against the pressure. If it just keeps on running, or in this weather, if you can see the vapor coming from underneath, you know you have a leak.
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Sorry to sound stupid but what is a "PCM"?
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