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Code p0038 check engine light on permanently , car has alittle black smoke when hitting the gas pedal,we compu checked it and that code is what it came up with

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It could be a number of things but must be diagnosed via computer code check. If you are unable to do so yourself, find a reputable Volvo mechanic. It could be the air mass meter, a bad O2 sensor or something related. Mine turned out not to be the air meter but a bad ground wire going to it. Didn't find out until $400.00 later.

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my experience with these isuzu check engine light is that your air gas intake is not being properly regulated what you need to to change out or clean really good your kanooder valve and duflauge sensor. after those two things are taken care of reset your engine light by resetting your engine light relay or fuse.

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SOURCE: White Smoke that smells liek fuel, but not overheating

It sounds like the rings are washed out for some reason. any chance you filled up at a gas station with water in there gas ? if it was me I would do a compression test and see if it is low , and it sounds like it might be then leave the plugs out and put oil in each cly turn engine over a few times and let sit over night or at least serveral hours , this will free the rings up , fuel and miss fires will wash the rings out and running will get you white smoke , after oil has set in cyl now you have to clean it out if you have qa air compressor you can shoot air into each keeping a rag over so you dont make a mess, and you can keeping one end in hand send a rag down to soak it up, you will most likely have to pull the plugs out and clean them with break clean a few times till the engine will stay running once it stays running it will smoke until the oil is gone but the compression should be back to normal and cleared up it might smoke for over an hour once you get it running you can hold throttle to 2000 rpm as well this helps a bunch. but find out where compression should be and check it . I think some how either the missfire or bad gas. did you replace any coils or coil pack ? is the miss fire gone?

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I have a a 99 gs 300, check engine light is on as well as the vsc light. What is that and needs to be to done to fix it.

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There are few possibilities that can cause such problem.
I recommend you few help links related to your problem.Click the link below and follow the troubleshooting;-----Idles rough and quits when gas pedal is pressed less?
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I am a gm dealership tech, and also own one of these. My vehicle has the exact same problem. Cleaning, or having the throttle body cleaned well seems to help alot. I just rest my foot on the gas pedal alittle when I start it most times just kinda became habit. Unfortunately we have not found a real permanent fix as of yet.

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