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Engine idles up and down shifts hard transmission has been rebulit pcm gives a mass air flow troubble code replaced it problem unresloved

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You need more information. I would start looking for a vacuum leak, especially if the mass air flow sensor is still not giving the desired readings. The O2 sensors will likely also be off.

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Have a 2001 pontiac aztec i change fuel pump but still giving problems put in the computer give me p0102 and p1189 replaced them still the same whats next


P0102 - The mass air flow (MAF) sensor is an air flow meter that measures the amount of air entering the engine. The powertrain control module (PCM) uses the MAF sensor signal in order to provide the correct fuel delivery for a wide range of engine speeds and loads. A small quantity of air entering the engine indicates deceleration or idle. A large quantity of air entering the engine indicates an acceleration or high load situation. The MAF sensor has an ignition 1 voltage circuit, a ground circuit, and a signal circuit. The PCM applies a voltage to the sensor on the signal circuit. The sensor uses the voltage in order to produce a frequency based on inlet air flow through the sensor bore. The frequency will vary within a range of around 2,000 Hertz at idle to about 10,000 Hertz at maximum engine load. DTC P0102 will set if the PCM detects a frequency signal lower than the possible range of a normally operating MAF sensor.
Sounds like you need a mass air flow sensor , but take it to a ASE certified repair shop an have it check , instead of just replacing it.
DTC P1189
The engine oil pressure switch is a normally closed switch that opens with the proper oil pressure. With the ignition switch turned ON and the engine not running, the PCM should detect a low signal voltage input. With the engine running, the pressure switch opens, and the PCM should detect a high signal voltage input. The PCM tests the state of the engine oil pressure circuit with the ignition switch turned ON, and the engine turned OFF. If the PCM detects a high voltage input on the engine oil pressure signal circuit, DTC P1189 will set.

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Oct 08, 2015 | Pontiac Cars & Trucks

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WHY DOESNT MY 2003 CADILLAC SEVILLE HAVE ANY POWER AND DOESNT WANT TO SHIFT EASILY


1. Verify the exhaust system is not plugged. Check for less than 1.5 PSI backpressure at 2,000 RPM in park, or open the exhaust before the converter.

2. Check the Manifold Absolute Pressure Sensor (MAP) for 4.8-5.0 volts Key On Engine Off (KOEO) and about 1 volts at idle.

3. Check actual engine vacuum at idle at 2000 RPM.

4. Unplug the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor, reset fuel trim to 0%, and road test. ALSO CHECK FOR FAULT CODES IN THE OBD SYSTEM.

Mar 28, 2015 | 2003 Cadillac Seville SLS

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I just got my car scanned and a few codes pop up


Error Code: P0130
Fault:
Oxygen Sensor (O2S) 1, Bank 1 - Circuit Malfunction
Possible Cause:
Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) Triggered on first occurrence.
-Wiring harness.
-Oxygen sensor (O2S).
-Engine control module (ECM).

Error Code: P0505
Fault:
Idle Speed Control (ISC) System - Malfunction
Possible Cause:
-Wiring harness.
-Idle speed control (ISC) actuator/Idle air control valve (IAC) valve.
-Throttle motor.
-Throttle valve tight/sticking.
-Engine control module (ECM).

Error Code: P0100
Fault Location:
-Mass Air Flow (MAF) Sensor/Volume Air Flow (VAF) Sensor - Circuit --Malfunction
Possible Cause:
-Wiring harness.
-Mass air flow (MAF) sensor.
-Volume air flow (VAF) sensor.
-Engine control module (ECM).

Error Code: P1491
Fault:
Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve Insufficient Lift
Possible Cause:
-Wiring harness.
-EGR Valve.
-ECM

Error Code:P1607
Fault:
-Engine Control Module (ECM)/Powertrain Control Module (PCM)

Error Code: P0966
Location:
-Pressure Control (PC) Solenoid B - Circuit Low
Possible Cause:
-Wiring short to earth.
-Pressure control (PC) solenoid.
-Engine control module (ECM)/Powertrain control module -(PCM)/Transmission control module (TCM) .


Apr 30, 2013 | 2004 Honda Civic

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2003 Grand Am Has P0102


It is not an ECM/PCM problem.
P0102 - Mass or Volume Air Flow Circuit Low Input
Possible causes- Faulty mass air flow sensor
- Dirty mass air flow sensor
- Dirty air filter
- Mass air flow sensor harness is open or shorted
- Mass air flow sensor electrical circuit poor connection
- Intake air leaks Tech notes Before replacing the mass air flow sensor, try replacing the air filter and cleaning the air flow sensor with low compress air or mass air flow sensor cleaner. Reset code and drive vehicle. If the code comes back, it may be necessary to replaced the mass air flow sensor

Sep 27, 2012 | 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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Idling around 2000 rpm but if i turn it of and restart it a few times it goes back to normal idle speed. don't know what's causing it


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The Engine and Automatic Transmission (not applicable to manual transmissions) in this vehicles drive train are fully electronically controlled by a computer called the PCM and TCM (Power Train Control Module, Transmission Control Module). When a problem like this or other drive-ability related problems occurs the computer stores a record of the problem (there are of course some exceptions to this, like the fuel pump, engine coolant temperature sensor and MAF sensor for instance) in the form of a fault code in its memory, to read these fault codes you must have the systems memory scanned with a special tool. Once the fault code(s) are read you then must perform the appropriate diagnostic testing to find and resolve the problem(s) DO NOT REPLACE ANY PARTS UNTIL A TRAINED TECHNICAIN HAS DIAGNOSED THE PROBLEM TO AVOID SPENDING YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON PARTS THAT MAY NOT CORRECT THE PROBLEM. Also always check fuel pressure for correct spec for your make and engine type.

Sep 06, 2012 | 1997 Chevrolet Lumina

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P0068 on a 2006 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT. Rough "hunting" for idle. Momentary lag/loss of power from a stop. Random RPM changes while at a constant speed. Sometimes it feels like it drops out of gear...


P0068 Symptoms - Engine Light ON (or Service Engine Soon Warning Light)
- Lack/Loss of power
- Engine rough idle Possible causes - Large vacuum leak
- Leaking air duct system
- Mass Air Flow (MAF) poor electrcial connection
- Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) poor electrcial connection
- Faulty Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor
- Faulty Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) sensor
- TP sensor not seated properly.
- Faulty Throttle Position (TP) sensor.
- Dirty throttle body
When is the code detected? The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors operation rationality check by comparing sensed throttle position to mass air flow readings
P0068 DODGE Description The Powertrain Control Module (PCM) monitors a vehicle operation rationality check by comparing Throttle Position (TP) to Mass Air Flow (MAF) readings. If, during a self-test, the comparison of the TP sensor and MAF sensor readings are not consistent with the calibrated load values, the test fails and a diagnostic trouble code is stored in continuous memory.

Jul 10, 2011 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

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Check engine light comes on and transmission shifts early. Codes ran,had fuel codes and transmission etc,, could this be the mass air flow sensor


try resetting your ecu. unplug your battery for 2 to 3 hours then plug back. you will probably get idling problems and shifting probs for most a week but your ecu should tell your car everything after that. I assume its a auto tranny. i don't think it would be the mass air flow, check ur air filter and housing but i doubt that!

May 15, 2011 | Kia Sorento Cars & Trucks

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2002 pontiac bonneville transmission jerks or bumps when shifting, however not all the time. Can go one or two days without doing it or once it starts if you stop and turn off the engine and start the car...


Had the same exact type of problem. Sometimes the transmission would **** or jump when the car shifted gears and sometimes it would not. Drained the transmission fluid and replaced the filter. Did not fix the problem.

Here is what fixed my problem. I replaced the Mass Air Flow Sensor. It cost about $150.00. From what I was able to find out the mass air flow sensor is tied into the PCM module that tells the car when to shift.

Hope this if helpful.

Nov 30, 2010 | 2002 Pontiac Bonneville

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Emmission codes, Mass air flow sensor


The P0101 code is indeed a code indicating an issue with the MAF sensor. It could be something as simple as cleaning the sensor, or it could be faulty and in need of replacement.

Now, the P1870 code refers to the transmission, and a condition in which the PCM is detecting excessive slipping. That is to say it perceives the transmission slipping as it compares engine speed (RPM) and vehicle speed (MPH) and should a ratio be exceeded then the PCM will set code P1870. I would expect that you would notice a bit harsher shifting in response to this code, particularly on the 1-2 shift as the PCM will command higher fluid pressure to combat the slipping.

Now, it is possible that the an issue with the MAF would cause signals to the PCM to change significantly and to such an extent that the PCM would think something is off with the transmission, so I would start there, with the MAF sensor and see if that helps as it appears you were already thinking.

Jan 02, 2009 | 1999 GMC Jimmy

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Buick lesabre nightmare 2


  • The PCM doesn't even see the O2 sensor until engine temp has reached operating temp,the vehicle goes from open loop when cold,to closed loop when warm,where the PCM uses the O2 sensor to measure the rich/lean of the exhaust content,and from that,adjust fuel richness to achieve 14.7 to 1 air/fuel ratio.So when cold,the O2 sensor is out of the picture anyways.When unplugging sensors,it can be deceitful.The PCM has a program whereas,if a critical sensor (such as the mass air flow) is somehow damaged and out of the picture,the PCM will substitue a generic value that will allow the engine to stay running.So,by unplugging the MAF,it did try to run on it's own better than plugged in,there's the problem area.The vehicle is running better with the MAF unplugged,because the MAF is likely bad,and the PCM is substituting it's generic value when it IS unplugged.Something to recheckThe PROM update is a newer program for the PCM,and likely won't fix it unless the PCM is bad.I would try a good used PCM as a last or later resort,because i have seen my fair share of defective PCM's too.I have taken some PCM's apart,and found capacitors that had gone bad and leaked all over the circuit board,mostly Honda and Mitsubishi and Chrysler though.Good luck,keep me posted.

Jul 31, 2008 | 1992 Buick LeSabre

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