just thought iíd update this in case any one else has the same
Itís the 6 cylinder engine(3.8L?). A little noisy but after 315k
miles nothing out of the ordinary.
I have one of those lovely code readers that gives out 75 possible
answers to a code and not quite sure where to start looking. I had an
error of 41 (cam sensor) for a while now and wasnít too worried about
it. car still started and ran wonderfully. Then, the other day my car
died as i was traveling down the road. was hot. thought it might
have been the ignition module. went and verified it. tested several
times to try and heat it up. still passed. I read code 31 and 41.
finaly got the car to start up and drove the 3 miles home without
issue. I pull out the code reader and get code 13, 31, and 41. I
reset the computer and it still started perfectly. drove 5 miles to
the gas station and filled up(name brand) and back home.. no issues.
stopped the car at home then started it up 3 times. finally died on
me again. would crank. but not seem to fire off.
So, the following day, I went and replaced the cam sensor and verified
my magnet had not fallen out yet. this cleared the code 41 totally.
reset the computer again and did a test drive. ses light flashed on 3
times on the test drive. once at a light when taking off. and car
almost seemed to lose power, but it did not die. sure enough when I
get home the only code is a 31. I drive it in to work this morning
and light flashed (31) yet again (within 2 minutes of turning the car
on) but drove fine the 20 miles to work.
I still get 30 miles to the gallon but I probably need to change the
timing chain again.
any idea what would cause the car to stall on this code?
if anyone needs more technical information or what the codes are I
will update this when I get home. itís too early and I donít remember
anything more at this point. but thanks in advance for any help you
update: died several times on the way home and going down the highway
it restarted itself before i could take it our of gear. I got home
and decided to start again at the basics and see what i could find.
apparently my positive cable on the battery would up being loose. the
threads were actually stripped on the steel screw for the terminal.
never had a striped battery screw before. so i replaced it and
everythign is workng fime.
so if you ever have a problem of your buick dying and it popping up
with a code 31. go check the battery cables again. Itís always the
little stuff that gets me.
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