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Question Details Asked:Feb 24, 2013 - 04:43 PMStatus:Closed
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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
Have you checked the oxygen sensor?? I had the same problem with my Fiero and that was the problem
No i have not a lot of people tell me that but i didn't think that one senser could cause all them problems
Check out this link o2 sensors control a bunch on the performance http://www.ehow.com/facts_4899182_symptoms-bad-oxygen-sensor_.html
which one would it be or do u suggest that i change both. i understand ther is a upstream and a downstream o2 sensor
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.
ok. Thank You! ill check it out and see if that would be the problem i am having.
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.
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.
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