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  • avatar karjunkie 10/05/09 2:53 pm PST

    Get down to your local auto parts store and ask for a free OBDII scan. Once you have the codes, come back here and we can take it from there. Don't go replacing a lot of expensive parts until you know what module, sensor or ither part has crapped out! Let me know what you find! Good luck!

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  • karjunkie 10/05/09 2:53 pm PST

    Get down to your local auto parts store and ask for a free OBDII scan. Once you have the codes, come back here and we can take it from there. Don't go replacing a lot of expensive parts until you know what module, sensor or ither part has crapped out! Let me know what you find! Good luck!

  • bingi 10/05/09 3:01 pm PST

    Unfortunately ive already been replacing parts! my car has been on loads of computers and these codes are coming up now which are P1212- ABS/TCS Communication Line
    P1122-Electronic Throttle Control Activator and P1126-Throttle Control Motor Relay
    Ive already changed the throttle body which wasnt the problem

  • karjunkie 10/05/09 3:50 pm PST

    The problem is in the drive by wire electronic system with these codes. It may also be in the ECU. Do me a favor and reset the codes. Here is a quick way to reset your ECU. It is also known to clear codes thrown, and turn off the "Service Engine Soon" Light.
    Confirm that accelerator pedal is fully released, turn ignition switch “ON” and wait 3 seconds.
    Repeat the following two procedures quickly five times within 5 seconds:
    Fully depress the accelerator pedal (HARD).
    Fully release the accelerator pedal.
    Wait 7 seconds, fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for approx. 10 seconds until the CEL starts blinking.
    Fully release the accelerator pedal (while the CEL is still blinking)
    Wait about 10 seconds.
    Fully depress the accelerator pedal and keep it for more than 10 seconds.
    Fully release the accelerator pedal (The CEL light will continue to blink).
    Turn ignition switch to “OFF” position and now you can start the car.

    The CEL light should now be gone. Drive the car and see if the engine light comes back. If it does, get a scan and see what codes now come up. We'll take it from there

  • cap10b 02/10/12 3:43 pm PST

    Yep. Check and see if it needs a brake overhaul. That fixed mine...my brakes acted fine through the entire adventure! It's a funky feature of that model.

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