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  • avatar reynaldoandico 03/24/13 6:43 pm PST

    You are describing a internal transmission failure, Being a 1997 you would be able to check for check engine light codes. gather the code active and pending And we go from there

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  • 1beastcfort 02/24/13 9:14 pm PST

    Have you checked the oxygen sensor?? I had the same problem with my Fiero and that was the problem

  • nstarr 02/25/13 9:28 am PST

    No i have not a lot of people tell me that but i didn't think that one senser could cause all them problems

  • 1beastcfort 02/25/13 12:19 pm PST

    Check out this link o2 sensors control a bunch on the performance http://www.ehow.com/facts_4899182_sympt
    oms-bad-oxygen-sensor_.html

  • nstarr 02/25/13 2:21 pm PST

    which one would it be or do u suggest that i change both. i understand ther is a upstream and a downstream o2 sensor

  • 1beastcfort 02/25/13 3:30 pm PST

    That i have no idea which one it would be. When mine went bad it blew the top off where the wire goes in. That was the only way i figured out that it was bad.

  • nstarr 02/25/13 3:43 pm PST

    ok. Thank You! ill check it out and see if that would be the problem i am having.

  • ethanc 03/20/13 3:45 pm PST

    I doubt it is the oxygen sensor. If you are going to change one, change the upstream one. Is the check engine light on? What codes are stored?It sounds more like a mass air flow sensor but it could be other things as well. I wouldn't change anything until you check the diagnotic codes.




















  • nstarr 03/20/13 4:56 pm PST

    i have not changed niether o2 sensors yet.. i have not got it hooked up to the computer yet but i plan to. but i think its somethink different as well...
    and there is no check engine light on at all which is kinda weird to me.

  • reynaldoandico 03/24/13 6:43 pm PST

    You are describing a internal transmission failure, Being a 1997 you would be able to check for check engine light codes. gather the code active and pending And we go from there

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