Iím looking at buying a 97 caravan with the check engine light on.
Dealer was honest (Iím giving them the benifit of the doubt) and said
it could be a $50 fix or a $1500 fix, they were not going to invest
any time to repair and diagnose it. Iíve bought 2 cars from this
dealership before, and both have been EXCELLENT, itís a 5 star
dealership. This car is just too old for thier normal "clean up and
fix and certify" program.
I was able to drive the van to AUTOZONE and they ran the test.
OBDII P CODE: P1494 SPCUT SOLINOID CIRCUIT MALFUNCTION.
Every place on the web says "Leak detection pump switch or mechanical
fault" Is it the same thing?
AUTOZONE seemed to think it has to do with the transmission. So I am
leary about getting a deal on this van (LE FULLY LOADED and FULLY
FUNCTIONAL) only to ruin the deal by having a $1800 transmission
repair 3 months down the road.
WHAT is this thing do, is it critical, and should it keep me from
buying this van for $3200??
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