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I have a 1998 Cadillac Catera showing P0501 code

Showing a Autozone tester read I need to fix my speed sensor P0501. I bought it and replaced it and it didn't fix my problem. I also had my ABS, TS, and engine light on but my speedometer and odometer never worked since I bought it. Now it's time to get my DEQ and I'm screwed. What else should I try or did I disconnect the battery put the new sensor in change a bad fuze that keeps going out to my trunk and gas switch. then I turned it on and nothing except the engine light went off witch is tipical when you disconnect the battery. Please help

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  • Nikki Daly Dec 02, 2012

    After a OBD the mechanic said it would cost me more money to fix car

  • Nikki Daly Dec 02, 2012

    Also th EBTCM. It's basically shorting out.



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You don't understand the purpose of the OBD Codes

They do not tell you what is wrong or to replace anything

You never try anything

You retrieve the codes
Then use daignostic factory charts to find the problem
that caused the codes

That is why most people use a repair shop or dealer

No parts ever get installed until component tested & fail a test

You have no component knowledge,or testin skills & you are
as you said Screwed

Posted on Dec 02, 2012


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