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Forum: V6 Camaro and Firebird Tech 12-10-2017, 11:37 PM
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Views: 758
Posted By GaryDoug
Well, both wires go up the steering column but...

Well, both wires go up the steering column but the AC/Cruise power goes through connector C215 and the Horn signal goes through a different connector, C216. I would examine both connectors near the...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 11-26-2017, 10:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By GaryDoug
Have you tried replacing the ignition coil? A...

Have you tried replacing the ignition coil? A failing one would not set any codes.

I assume that you checked for codes just after it shut off and before it was restarted, right?
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 11-10-2017, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,099
Posted By GaryDoug
See my reply about the BCM power on the other web...

See my reply about the BCM power on the other web site.
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 10-13-2017, 12:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By GaryDoug
In a 97, the beeper/ speaker is in the BCM...

In a 97, the beeper/ speaker is in the BCM module, on the passenger side buried in the stuff under the dash. The feature you described is called Lockout Prevention and you can disable it if you...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 10-08-2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 740
Posted By GaryDoug
You might want to tell us for what year car. Your...

You might want to tell us for what year car. Your name suggests a 2015 but you posted in the early 4th gen section.
Forum: General Discussion 09-22-2017, 10:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 461
Posted By GaryDoug
I had four piles like that. Have been burning it...

I had four piles like that. Have been burning it in an 8 ft diameter fire-pit for the last three days. Finally got it all done today. The county was supposed to pick it up, but the last time they...
Forum: 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 08-30-2017, 11:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By GaryDoug
Doesn't matter. If you are getting a DTC327, then...

Doesn't matter. If you are getting a DTC327, then the knock sensors have a problem. Since it is not real easy to access them, the best bet is to replace them and the harness.

Then when the code is...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 06-02-2017, 12:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,300
Posted By GaryDoug
When the engine stalls, can it be started...

When the engine stalls, can it be started immediately or does it take a while? If it can't be started immediately, notice if the tach needle rises slightly while cranking, as it should. If it doesn't...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 05-08-2017, 12:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By GaryDoug
It sounds like the TPS or it's connector is...

It sounds like the TPS or it's connector is defective. Are you seeing any trouble codes or a lit SES lamp? The idle RPM would normally climb if the TPS reading is higher than a normal idle position,...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 04-24-2017, 11:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By GaryDoug
There are no codes for low fuel pressure or...

There are no codes for low fuel pressure or leaking injectors, so that doesn't explain the lit SES lamp. It's possible that the ECT sensor is intermittent and working ok at the higher ambient...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 04-22-2017, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 685
Posted By GaryDoug
Do you have a lit SES lamp? This could be a bad...

Do you have a lit SES lamp? This could be a bad engine coolant temperature sensor or connector that causes the PCM to think it is freezing cold and so adds more fuel.

If you want to buy a scanner...
Forum: V6 Camaro and Firebird Tech 04-05-2017, 11:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By GaryDoug
How is your battery condition and does the...

How is your battery condition and does the starter crank ok? A weak battery will cause that code (P1515) to set according to the factory service manual:

"Important: Ensure that the starting and...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 03-31-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By GaryDoug
That code tells you there is an open circuit...

That code tells you there is an open circuit between the controller module and the wheel sensor; has to be sensor or cable to it. These problems are usually cause by a break in the cable rather than...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 02-16-2017, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By GaryDoug
The crank position sensor on an LT1 is NOT part...

The crank position sensor on an LT1 is NOT part of the Optispark distributor. That is the cam position sensor inside. The crank position sensor is near the bottom of the timing cover. It is only...
Forum: V6 Camaro and Firebird Tech 01-15-2017, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,635
Posted By GaryDoug
That flap IS to stop the gas from slopping out...

That flap IS to stop the gas from slopping out when the car moves a lot. I know because mine is bent and if I fill the tank over 3/4 full, the gas comes out while cornering. I have what is called a...
Forum: V6 Camaro and Firebird Tech 01-14-2017, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,635
Posted By GaryDoug
Take a look inside your gas filler pipe. There...

Take a look inside your gas filler pipe. There should be a stainless steel flap valve about 6 inches inside. If it is missing or bent or has no spring to it, that can cause gas to slop out with any...
Forum: 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 01-06-2017, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By GaryDoug
Change the range on the meter so you can see more...

Change the range on the meter so you can see more decimal points.

Also, if you are using a cheap meter like some at Harbor Freight, take into account the resistance added by the low quality test...
Forum: 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 01-06-2017, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 672
Posted By GaryDoug
You have to measure the resistance value of the...

You have to measure the resistance value of the little pellet on the key. Look up the number (1-15) for that resistance. Then buy a blank with the same number on eBay for about $10. Have the key...
Forum: 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 01-01-2017, 12:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By GaryDoug
"...move the steering wheel up and down and it...

"...move the steering wheel up and down and it seems to help" = bad ignition switch or connector (not lock cylinder).

He already tried the relay.
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 12-30-2016, 10:33 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 547
Posted By GaryDoug
What do you mean by "when the car is on"? Do you...

What do you mean by "when the car is on"? Do you mean when the lights are on or the ignition is on? The ignition does not turn on any rear lights, but does turn on the front Turn/DRL light filaments....
Forum: 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 12-29-2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,048
Posted By GaryDoug
What do you mean by "didn't fit"? The 93-95...

What do you mean by "didn't fit"? The 93-95 Camaro uses a different keyfob. It is more square in shape with square buttons, different from the 96-02 which is slightly V-shaped with rounded buttons....
Forum: 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 12-28-2016, 10:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By GaryDoug
This may not be the problem. But be aware that...

This may not be the problem. But be aware that the resistor value of your VATS bypass resistor will change slightly over temperature. So if it was marginal at normal temps, it may shift out of spec...
Forum: 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 12-26-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By GaryDoug
There are several possibilities. But I had the...

There are several possibilities. But I had the same problem lately with my 98 TA. The defect was the "STARTER" relay, located in one of the under-hood fuse/relay boxes. Try swapping it with the...
Forum: 4th Gen (1998-02) Camaro and Firebird Tech 12-24-2016, 10:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,058
Posted By GaryDoug
To make this clear, you must have the external...

To make this clear, you must have the external device (CD changer), usually mounted in the hatch area. This adapter uses that unit, which must have playable media (a CD) inserted. You are selecting...
Forum: 4th Gen (1993-97) Camaro and Firebird Tech 11-27-2016, 11:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 880
Posted By GaryDoug
Not true. There are 3 bulbs for the turn...

Not true. There are 3 bulbs for the turn indicators and bright headlights. There are no bulbs for the other status indicators. The other bulbs are for illumination only.
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