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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-21-07, 09:13 AM Thread Starter
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98 SHO on the blink

I've been noticing the "theft" light blinking lately. Yesterday the engine started running like you know what. SEL came on started pouring smoke from the exhaust, running like only on a few cylinders, way down on power, bucking and stalled at a traffic light while finally making it home.

It'll start just fine buts starts to idle rough and ideas as to the correct approach to the fix. Thank you.

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 10-23-07, 10:45 AM
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Re: 98 SHO on the blink

#1 do you know about the cam problem? V8SHO.COM

If the theft light is flashing this is the PATS acting up. Does it have a chip installed on the PCM?
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Re: 98 SHO on the blink

I have a 98 SHO myself, and experienced the blinking THEFT light last year. I believe it was blinking a two-digit code by blinking rapidly a set number of times, pausing, and moving to the next number. It repeated this pattern over and over again.

Before I had a chance to research the code, my battery died. After it was replaced, the blinking never occurred again. I concluded that my battery was weak (old), and the drain of starting the engine briefly lowered the available voltage to a level unacceptable to the alarm system.

After the battery change, my engine also ran much better. I recommend you get a battery test or replacement. It may quickly restore your SHO to its old self. Good luck.
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