Gilbert <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I got this car, the title says it is a turbo model, and it seems that
>the engine was replaced with a non turbo one.
>I don't know if the car worked after the change and I don't know if
>they replaced the computer and anything else that should be changed
>with the engine swap.
>The little bit that I have been able to drive the car tells me that
>the engine , tranny, brakes, steering, etc is ok.
>The problem is that I connect the battery and that the engine starts
>fine and 30 seconds after driving it starts to shut down after that it
>only idles fine but when I try to give it gas it bogs down
>It seems that in those first 30 sec it is working in "limp home" mode.
>How can I set it that way to drive it home?
>The Haynes manual has me more confused. Is there any good manual
>online for this car?
>Any help will be apreciated
If it is going into limp mode then the computer is reading a fault
code (assuming that it is working and is the correct computer). Check
(and wiggle) all fuses, then use the OBD socket and read the fault
code from socket 2 (Fuel Injection) and then socket 6 (ignition
-Place test lead into socket
-Turn on ignition
-Press test button for more than 1 second but less than 3 seconds
-read the binary flashes to read the code:
would be code 1-3-1
-Again, press test button for more than 1 second but less than 3
seconds. WHne the first code appears again there are no more stored
To erase codes:
-First read all codes
-Place lead in socket
-Turn on ignition
-Press test button for at least five seconds and release
-Light should bo on for 3-4 seconds
-Press test button for at least five seconds and light should go out.
-Check for stored code again as outlined above to verify a 1-1-1 codes
Be aware that not all faults will cause a "check engine" light to
Also be aware that it can be difficult to isolate faults (see my
recent thread(s) on my AMM problems.
Randy & \ \/ /alerie's
'90 245 Estate - '93 965 Estate
"Shelby" & "Kate"