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Old 09-11-2009, 06:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I think Im stuck in Limp-home mode.

I'm pretty sure my 1997 Canadian 4 door, 5 speed 4wd Geo Tracker is in Limp-home mode.
I get no codes on the CEL, and the cell does come on at key on.

I have compression, timing is correct, have good fuel pressure.

What am I missing here? Is the ecu bad? Could it be a bad o2 censer?Could the tps be bad?

Where should I start?

Help, please!!
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I think more symptoms are needed here. Why do you think you are in limp home mode? When does it happen? What other things seem to be wrong? You might first want to reset the ECU by removing dome light to reset and then see if ECU is throwing codes. Give as many details as you can...
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A 97 is most likely to be OBD2, even if your Check Engine Light doesn't work you should be able to use a code reader. I would also check that the bulb works.
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Its flooding like crazy, and I get no codes.
The only thing it does semi ok is idle, but even that is really low...

I did the ecu reset and I get the same result. Flooding with no cel. I used a code reader and it shows no codes stored.

I have to feather the get to get it to rev up, if not it just boggs

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You might first want to reset the ECU by removing dome light to reset and then see if ECU is throwing codes.
Excuse my response. But, WHAT THE HELL? Pulling of the dome light will reset the ECU?

My dome light has blown a couple of times. Explain Please
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Meant dome fuse - remove, reset...sorry, sorry sorry...
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OK, I can relate to that much better. You had me really baffled...lol.
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Ah, you were a mite picky. Poster knew what I meant....
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You meaning to say that there's a fuse in my dome light too?? (kidding)
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nova

(in spanish "No Va" means wont go)

heheheh
car in vin tagged Geo Tracker, btw (wow a profile blush)

for get the CEL, it is set to loose spec.

connect any quality scan tool/ reader and look at Pending codes.
or a real scan tool and look at the sensors.

2 ECT stuck at -40C
or
fuel pressure on the moon, like 60psi.
ever tune it up.?

does the CEL lamp come on kEYON , no start.
and then go out after starting?


the pending codes will be p0400 or P0300 ,301,302,303, and 304.
top codes
or pending MAF, TPS, or others. never use the CEL to trouble shoot.
the CEL is for for people that drive the bad running car for so long the they are dumping tons of crap into the atmospere.

fuel pressure.
pendings.
look as sensor data live.
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