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trentcdrums 02-01-2013 03:08 PM

Done with this car! EML, Traction light, CEL back again!
 
The title states it. I have cleaned my throttle body, ICV, replaced intake boots and cleaned, changed spark plugs. The dealership said the reason this was last time was because I had a bad valve cover. So I spent $500 on that replacement and it was great for months. Now it's doing it again.

I am drumming a huge youth retreat 2 hours away and had to pull over "12" times because the car wouldn't let me go over 45 mph! So I turn the car off and on again. The cel stays on but the eml and traction lights are off. Every stop sign I approach, the lights comes back!

I know there are multiple threads on this. But I am wondering if maybe y throttle body is done for or my icv.

Here are the codes.
P1510 -ICV STUVK

trentcdrums 02-01-2013 03:10 PM

Sometimes it gives more than one code. Thanks for helping fanatics!

trentcdrums 02-01-2013 03:14 PM

ICV stuck**

trentcdrums 02-01-2013 06:06 PM

Anyone?

Mango 02-01-2013 06:08 PM

Some have reported that as being caused by an intake cam sensor failure. but it does seem to happen more frequently to 323s. search around!

trentcdrums 02-03-2013 03:20 PM

Well two days later after not driving the car. I drive it today 2 hours home, no issue until the road stretch to my home the same thing happened again. So everything must be good except the computer or sensor. Ideas?

Zchild 02-03-2013 04:05 PM

Have you checked the O-ring on your DISA valve; just a thought...

WDE46 02-03-2013 04:09 PM

I'm going with Mango's theory of position sensors. Hell, I'd just buy all three (exhaust/intake cam, crankshaft).

jdstrickland 02-03-2013 04:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trentcdrums (Post 15120045)
ICV stuck**

Whatever you did to the ICV did not work.

Just because you touch something does not mean it will be cured. They say Jesus fixed stuff that way, but I don't recall anybody else doing that. I sometimes fix stuff and have no clue what I did, but if something does not work and it still does not work after I fix it, then my assumption is that I did not fix it. I don't carry on as if there is something else wrong, I assume the same thing is still wrong, ESPECIALLY when the car is telling me the same thing is not working.

If the car insists that the ICV is stuck, then it's a pretty safe bet that the ICV is stuck.

Zell 02-03-2013 05:11 PM

Replace the ICV rather than clean it. Also, when you cleaned it, what did you clean it with? You should have used something that also lubricates the part as well. Seafoam Deep Creep does this.

trentcdrums 02-03-2013 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zell (Post 15125779)
Replace the ICV rather than clean it. Also, when you cleaned it, what did you clean it with? You should have used something that also lubricates the part as well. Seafoam Deep Creep does this.

I have used carb cleaner, sea foam, wd40...

trentcdrums 02-03-2013 06:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WDE46 (Post 15125623)
I'm going with Mango's theory of position sensors. Hell, I'd just buy all three (exhaust/intake cam, crankshaft).

Yeah I actually replaced my exhaust side two weeks ago!

trentcdrums 02-03-2013 07:34 PM

Can a bad o ring in the DISA cause that? I do remember always seeing a gap in there!

trentcdrums 02-05-2013 07:13 PM

Praying that I found the problem and this will all be over in just a few minutes. Advanced auto parts had the ring that I needed for replacement! Only $1.10! Attachment 489493
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jfoj 02-05-2013 07:57 PM

Time to start and read the first link below in my signature.

Its pretty hard to hook the O-ring on the DISA but it did happen.

Might as well check the DISA out fully and go over some of the other basics as well?

Not sure this will be the cause of your problem, but you never know.

Good luck.

trentcdrums 02-05-2013 08:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jfoj (Post 15133223)
Time to start and read the first link below in my signature.

Its pretty hard to hook the O-ring on the DISA but it did happen.

Might as well check the DISA out fully and go over some of the other basics as well?

Not sure this will be the cause of your problem, but you never know.

Good luck.

I got the idea from your signature as it is through a Google search. Thank you very much man!

ryannel2003 02-05-2013 09:02 PM

The DISA isn't the problem. Either you need to replace your throttle body or your ICV. My 323 did the exact same thing the week after I bought it and I cleaned the throttle body and it hasn't ever come back. I also cleaned the ICV at the same time too and the car was much nicer to drive.

trentcdrums 02-05-2013 09:08 PM

I guess why I struggle to believe if either are bad is because one day I'll drive and no problem. And a week later the problem comes for a day a then stops for a while. It's random times.

ryannel2003 02-05-2013 09:10 PM

Mine also did that. Cut the car off and it was fine and drove for a few hours with no problems. Next day it was back on and I couldn't go above 2k RPM's and 50MPH.

trentcdrums 02-05-2013 09:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ryannel2003 (Post 15133461)
Mine also did that. Cut the car off and it was fine and drove for a few hours with no problems. Next day it was back on and I couldn't go above 2k RPM's and 50MPH.

Exactly what I am experiencing. Do you know if seafoam is safe to clean electrical connections? It looks like my connection and input on my disa valve is Brown inside.


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