1997 buick lasabre custom high idle, transmission, stalling
1997 Buick Lasabre Custom - Changed TPS , IAC, MASS AIR FLOW, COOLANT SENSOR, MODULATOR VALVE, Code Reader Is P0122 & P1406. PROBLEM-IDLE HIGH / TRANSMISSION NOT SHIFTING / STALL WHEN DRIVING, WHAT COULD BE PROBLEM????
Re: 1997 buick lasabre custom high idle, transmission,...
Had same problem i would check the Idel Air Valve and also check all of your vaccum hose lines makeing sure there are no cracks or splits in rubber connectors if there is repair immediatelt because over time they start to dammage the internal parts fo the engine and if youve replace tps mass air etc. sounds like a vaccum hose problem
Re: 1997 buick lasabre custom high idle, transmission,...
Try cleaning your grounds under the hood: under Ignition Module bracket, rf fender behind battery and lf fender in front of windshield washer fluid bottle. I had similar problem and this fixed it.....grounds are very important for computer. I used a carbon conductive grease on the connections to keep them from oxidizing. Hope this helps you out.
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It never hurts to triple check, All conections, all sensors, top off fluids, Check transmission shift solenoids, Vehicle Speed Sensor(VSS), Wiring to all Modules. ECM/PCM, TCM, Power Disribution Center, Fuses and Relays, All harness grounds, Engine Speed Sensor, Throttle Position Sensor(TPS), IS FUEL Injected? Idle Air Control(IAC), Mass Air Flow Sensor(MAS), Manifold Absolute Pressure(MAP) sensor. Manifold air pressure sensor. Torque converter, Coolant Temperature sensor, ETC..... Everything.
Could be a few things. But here are the obvious. Check for a vacuum leak around the intake. When you put the car into drive it starts putting strain on the engine, a vacuum leak will give it too much oxygen and cause a fuel mixture issue / reading.
If nothing wrong there, you may have a bad throttle position sensor. When you put the car into drive and it starts putting strain on the engine it will pull the idle down then the sensor will adjust it automatically. Hope this helps.
Have you had it to a shop that has a professional type scan tool that can view engine sensor data parameters ? Do you know what those are ? Idle air control counts , mass air flow sensor data , MAP sensor , TPS - throttle position sensor , crankshaft position sensors , Cam sensors , engine coolant temp , intake air temp etc......
Diagnostic Test Code (DTC) P0101 has a generic description of "Mass or volume air flow circuit range/performance problem". This can be caused by several things including:
> Dirty air filter > Air leak in air intake system > Contaminated, deterriorated or damaged Mass Air Flow Sensor > Poor electrical connections at the Engine Control Module, the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor or the Throttle Position Sensor (TPS) > Faulty MAF or TPS
You should check your air filter and air intake system visually and correct any obvious defects/leaks first.
If a visual inspection does not turn up the cause, then you will need a scan tool capable of reading sensor data to verify the function of the MAF and TPS. You will also need proper electrical diagnostic equipment to verify the integrity of the circuits and continue with diagnosis.
Wow you change everything, TPS was right thing to do and so is the Idle air control,and MAF and EGR, fuel pressure, So it idles high then some one tried to defeat the stall in gear? Even if there is a vacuum leak creating high idle it shouldnt stall in gear, , What color is the transmission fluid? when in gear in drive step on the acelerator pedal to maintain idle to prevent car from stalling. Just enough to maintain let say 1100RPM. Is there a vibration? I mean a torque convertor vibration. Torque convertor stall are common an GM and Nissan,very rare do I ever see it on Ford. I really belive the IAC is not getting power and is just been adjusted manually, cause I know its not the transmission, At idle in gear pull the plug on the idle Air control does it change in idle setting? If it doesnt change in Idle setting the adjustment that was use to control the setting lower the idle to its normal setting. Plug the idle air control in then.The idle air should change the setting. If it doesnt its not getting the signal it should.
Fuel injectors go bad on these engines, you can find re manned ones for 30 bucks. If you have an engine light on get that read. Change your coil/wires/plugs also. Is the lower intake manifold gasket leaking coolant yet? You may want to get that replaced also. Check the TPS too (throttle positioning sensor) those will also cause your engine to act up
As a factory Nissan trained Technician with dealership experience - it can be many things, but it sounds alot like a mis-adjusted or faulty TPS, and/or a faulty IAC(Idle air control) valve - I'd try the TPS and set to appx. .50 vdc (.47/.49) Volts DC and if that isn't it, I'd definitely look to the idle air control valve ( allows for air bypass - sometimes called bypass air control valve). May then need base timing and idle set at shop with OBDII ignition disabling option, for seting timing and idle, otherwise computer won't allow proper setting...then if connector to IAC is OK - should be just fine...
It sounds like you have a vacuum leak or intake gaskets leaking. Try this. Start the engine and let it reach the idle it want to go to. Get you a can of Brake Clean and spray it around the intake manifold (it on the top center of the engine, you may have to removed a plastic cover) If the engine idle changes up or down then the intake gaskets are leaking hence your vacuum leak. I hope this will help you.