Is it an automatic or manual transmission? Which recall did you have
done? It could be a failed relay from the recall. You may need the
latest recall if you don't have it already.
I'd also pull the codes from the DIC and follow up on
www.corvettemechanic.com (which is back up again)
For some reason they don't show up as you have them listed, here's what I found.
P0432 Catalyst System Low Efficiency Bank 2
P0503 Vehicle Speed Sensor (VSS) Circuit Intermittent
P1508 Idle Speed Low - Idle Air Control (IAC) System Not Responding
B2721 Pass-Key detection circuit (out of range)
Not much to go on and only one as you show them.
Sorry, not much information and my file was created 6/22/2002 so they should
have been in it.
Ah, but there's good news: If you pay extra for OnStar, you (and your
service advisor) get it over the Internet. I've had an intermittent &
bogus, "loose gas cap" warning for ages.
BMW doesn't do much better. My neighbor has had a bogus 'thin pad'
diagnostic for over a year.
Hey GM: What we need is a 'confidence level' and 'probability' on each
code. That otta keep the software guys busy for another decade.
I love the lone wolf reply, the original post was a try to find out in advance
what the problem is. No where did he say that GM has looked at his car. Later a
mechanic, not stated as a GM mechanic, extracted the trouble codes. In all his
negative thinking all of a sudden lone wolf knows that GM engineers don't know
anything. In all of his chest thumping about when he run his shop his activity
or credentials are never mentioned. The "shop" may well have sold floor mats and
he installed them with his special talent being the value added.
Can you be of any help lone wolf or do you just want to bitch about something
you seem to have little or no control over, plus lack of positive impute?
Now that the codes are known it is a matter of checking the function of and the
connection to each sensor that is sending a fault code. That will quickly tell
you if it's problem up stream of the sensors/connection or a computer failure.
PJ- I had the gas cap problem but its ratchet mechanism had broken soon after
that and would not tighten, replaced it with the cap off my other GM vehicle and
the message went away. Stopped at the dealer and picked up a new cap and the
message has never returned. May be that simple or it could be the
No signature, don't want to push lone wolf over the edge--------
Thanks for the tip on the ratchet Dad. Thought for awhile that I was
overfilling the tank but that wasn't the case. No sweat, the car needs
a locking cap anyway. (C4 got the Philadelphia credit card treatment a
couple of years back and that's when petrol was around $ 1.65 a gallon.)
Are you trying to trace me? Gee I must have really offended you or
others by my earlier post to warrant this. Well, I was just trying to
add a sense of humor.
I know that Honda will never be a performance car or in the same
league but we can say it the other way too. That said, I think a good
pair of cars would be a Honda and a Corvette so when the vette is in
repair, the Honda can take over. I don't think there is a lot of
dispute as to which will need less repairs tho it can also work in
reverse too and when the Honda is in repair the vette can take over.
Perhaps the best of BOTH worlds??? You know, when I dwell on this
thought, I wouldn't mind that combo but I'll leave that to the
owner(s) to decide <grin>.
Just thought it strange that someone with no history to his screen name was
coming from a noted shill site as most seen to. I check all people I reply to,
if they have a history of "humorous" remarks or offer nothing to the site topics
I kill file them. Of course you fully intended to be accepted with open arms
with your entry remarks and your screen name. There is very little humor in your
remark as you well know, it was meant to stir feelings. Most times I give some
on the kill file, but not always, and I'm sure you can get along without me just
as I can without you.
No, I actually thought it was funny to break the ice in a way of
speaking. It wasn't meant to be taken too seriously tho you seem to
take it literally. And it wasn't meant to be a personal attack on
you, anyone else nor to dictate what car to own.
I guess you have to have a sense of humor to understand. I wouldn't
ordinarily apologize for this but if it makes you happy, I apologize
for offending you and anyone else.
Anyway, go ahead and kill file me now :( .
Thank you Key for telling me. I don't at this time own a vette (as
most probably could tell) but I accept your advice. However I think
he probably already has killed me so I'm history. He's probably
hoping I'll go away. Well perhaps I'll just lurk.
I hope someday he realizes that my post was meant as comic relief and
never a put down on vettes nor a personal attack on anyone.
Well I think I apologized enough. If people choose to be angry over
that post now, whatever. There's only so many words I can say to
Dad also kill-filed me in the past. For some reason he had
I am glad he did, because he has helped me a few times with
my vette problems.
I have an 84 c-4 vette and sure need some solid advice from
time to time.
This is really a fine group. You will see that, after you
lurk for a while.
g'day to you & yours
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