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Engine misses at half throttle 1999 cavalier no dtc in computer memory or freeze frame data wont pass smog also some monitors havn't run like evp,02s,htr,& cat

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Check your fuel filter or fuel pump

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How do i fix code poa7f for Honda Civic 2011

DTC P0A7F indicates: Battery Module Deterioration.

General Description
The capacity of the battery module is defined by the upper and lower limits of the battery module voltage.
When the battery deteriorates, the limits of the battery capacity are narrowed. Under specific driving conditions, the battery condition monitor (BCM) module monitors the maximum and minimum voltage of the battery module. The BCM module computes the battery module electrical current value during operation to calculate the battery module capacity. If the calculated value is under the specification, a malfunction is detected and a DTC is stored.

Malfunction Threshold
The battery capacity is less than 10 % of 6.5 Ah.

Diagnosis Details
Conditions for illuminating the MIL
When a malfunction is detected, the MIL comes on and the DTC and the freeze frame data are stored in the PCM and BCM memory.

Conditions for clearing the MIL
The MIL will be cleared if the malfunction does not recur during three consecutive trips in which the diagnostic runs.
The MIL, the DTC, and the freeze frame data can be cleared by using the scan tool Clear command or by disconnecting the battery.

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Talk to someone at the dealership about the IMA battery in-warranty exchange program.

I hope all this information helps you out.

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Won't pass smog when it should...

Just because the car seems to run well, does not mean the emissions are within spec. For example, you could be running a little rich and the car will start and run great, but the exhaust is not within code.
What you can do is take it to a "smog shop", that is a repair shop with the proper equipment to diagnose the problem. If the testing is simply the reading of the on board computer codes, then most any place can read those, but you need an experinced mech to know what to do about it. May need an exhaust gas analyzer to physically sample and analyse the gasses. For the actual test, as long as the computer says all is fine, usually, you're good to go.
If the computer looses power any saved run data will be lost and must be re-accumulated to pass the smog test. A few hours to a day is usually enough run time to accumulate enough data.

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1999 Chryster Cirrus problems

Just a couple of guesses. Bad (petulant) computer? Maybe a circuit inside that isn't right?
It doesn't sound like a grounding issue if it starts right back up, but you might check the computer ground. Quite often, that ground is on top of the engine, coming out of the wiring harness.
Hope you find it. Puzzling. Might help if you kept a scanner hooked up while driving. Then you might get some freeze frame information.

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06 chevy trailblazer with fault code P0506 whats best way to clean throttle body

DTC P0506


The throttle actuator control (TAC) motor is controlled by the engine control module (ECM). The DC motor located in the throttle body drives the throttle plate. In order to decrease idle speed, the ECM commands the throttle closed reducing air flow into the engine and the idle speed decreases. In order to increase idle speed, the ECM commands the throttle plate open allowing more air to pass the throttle plate. If the actual idle RPM does not match the desired idle RPM within a calibrated time, this DTC sets.

This diagnostic procedure supports the following DTC:
DTC P0506 Idle Speed Low

- DTCs P0068, P0101, P0102, P0103, P0106, P0107, P0108, P0112, P0113, P0117, P0118, P0120, P0122, P0123, P0171, P0172, P0201, P0202, P0203, P0204, P0205, P0206, P0207, P0208, P0220, P0121, P0222, P0223, P0230, P0300, P0336, P0442, P0446, P0449, P0452, P0453, P0455, P0462, P0463, P0496, P1516, P2101, P2135, P2176 are not set.
- The engine is operating for at least 60 seconds.
- The engine coolant temperature (ECT) is more than -60°C (-140°F).
- The intake air temperature (IAT) is more than -10°C (-14°F).
- The barometric pressure (BARO) is more than 65 kPa.
- The system voltage is between 9-18 volts.
- The vehicle speed is less than 1.6 km/h (1 mph).
- DTC P0506 runs continuously when the above conditions are met.

- The actual idle speed is approximately 100 RPM lower than the desired idle speed.
- The above condition is present for 5 seconds.

- The control module illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) on the second consecutive ignition cycle that the diagnostic runs and fails.
- The control module records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic fails. The first time the diagnostic fails, the control module stores this information in the Failure Records. If the diagnostic reports a failure on the second consecutive ignition cycle, the control module records the operating conditions at the time of the failure. The control module writes the operating conditions to the Freeze Frame and updates the Failure Records.

- The control module turns OFF the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) after 3 consecutive ignition cycles that the diagnostic runs and does not fail.
- A current DTC, Last Test Failed, clears when the diagnostic runs and passes.
- A history DTC clears after 40 consecutive warm-up cycles, if no failures are reported by this or any other emission related diagnostic.
- Clear the MIL and the DTC with a scan tool.


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2. This test determines whether the engine can achieve the commanded RPM. If the engine does not reach the commanded RPMs, the test determines whether the RPM is too high or too low.
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Where is the location of throttle actuator control module on a v6, 2006 gmc envoy? I believe it may be a reason why my vehicle will not crank. I got DTC: P1516 on a code reader. My brake is locked-in. I...

The commanded throttle position is compared to the actual throttle position based on accelerator pedal position (APP) and possibly other limiting factors. Both values should be within a calibrated range of each other. The powertrain control module (PCM) continuously monitors the commanded and actual throttle positions. This DTC sets if the values are greater than the calibrated range.
DTC Descriptor This diagnostic procedure supports the following DTC:
DTC P1516 Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) Module Throttle Actuator Position Performance
Conditions for Running the DTC • The ignition is ON. • The ignition voltage is greater than 8 volts. • The system is not in the battery save mode. • The engine is running. • DTC P0068 is not set. • DTC P1516 runs continuously when the above conditions are met. Conditions for Setting the DTC • The difference between the predicted and the actual throttle position is more than a calibrated amount. • The above condition is present for more than 0.5 second. Action Taken When the DTC Sets • The control module illuminates the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) when the diagnostic runs and fails. • The control module records the operating conditions at the time the diagnostic fails. The control module stores this information in the Freeze Frame and/or the Failure Records. • The control module commands the TAC system to operate in the Reduced Engine Power mode. • A message center or an indicator displays Reduced Engine Power. • Under certain conditions the control module commands the engine OFF. Conditions for Clearing the MIL/DTC • The PCM turns OFF the MIL after 3 consecutive drive trips that the diagnostic runs and passes. • A History DTC clears after 40 consecutive warm-up cycles in which there are no failures reported of this diagnostic or any other emission related diagnostic. • The scan tool clears the MIL/DTC. Diagnostic Aids The throttle valve is spring loaded to a slightly open position. The throttle valve should be open approximately 20 percent. This is referred to as the rest position. The throttle valve should not be completely closed nor should they be open any more than the specified amount. The throttle valve should move open and to the closed position without binding under the normal spring pressure. The throttle should NOT be free to move open or closed WITHOUT spring pressure. Replace the throttle body if any of these conditions are found.
Important: Operating the throttle blade with the Throttle Blade Control function of the scan tool may cause additional DTCs to set. Do not attempt to diagnose DTCs set during this function.
The scan tool has the ability to operate the throttle control system using Special Functions. Actuate the throttle valve using the throttle blade control function located in the Throttle Actuator Control (TAC) System menu. This function will operate the throttle valve through the entire range in order to determine if the throttle body and system operate correctly

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My 1997 saturn SL1 wont pass a smog test..was told when I changed the battery it messed up the computer and I need to reset the computer. How do I do this?

Only service station can reset.If your check engine light is on go to a Pep Boys or auto barn most will read the computer diagnostic for free.( $ 5-10 ) tip might get them to reset it,might.I don't know what a service station charges $ 75 ? good luck

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Can't reset monitors

you could have a break in what is called the keep alive memory power to the computer. each time you shut off the car the computer resets itself. the trick is to put enough miles on the car in one day and not shut off the ign untill you get the test done. or find the break in the keep alive memory wire to the computer.
good luck chris

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