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Old 01 Aug 2012, 09:47 pm
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So, to cap off a great day, I just went to go pull out of a parking spot with my '01 Limited and noticed something weird right away. My car was rolling kind of slow. Shortly after I started rolling, the check engine light came on. Then realized the engine would rev itself up and kind of jump back and then slow down again. The car started doing the same thing in drive after just trying to see how it rolled around the parking lot. When trying to brake, the car stops to a very very slow roll suddenly and the steering locks up. I have absolutely no idea what's going on, and I'm having a buddy of mine look at it tomorrow. Anybody have any ideas?

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Old 02 Aug 2012, 03:32 am
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Key dance = engine codes = possible causes.

Without the engine codes your car has stored, we can only guess at what the issue might be.
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 03:55 am
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Sounds like somebody was messing with your car. You have to many things going on at the same time. Engine, breaks, steering. Start with the engine light as Kawizx9r just said and go from there.
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 09:13 am
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Without seeing it would be hard to diagnose, but sounds like you have variable rpm's. I have seen something like this on one of ours and it turned out to be the TPS (throttle position sensor), but like again, tough to diagnose without seeing and more info
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Old 02 Aug 2012, 10:42 am
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So I wound up getting the code of P0601 as well as P1684...hopefully this is an easy fix?

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Old 02 Aug 2012, 11:00 am
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P1684 means that the battery has been unhooked and the memory has been cleared so it is a non issue. The P0601 means the ECM has had some kind of internal issue. I would unhook the negative cable from the battery, leave it unhooked for thirty minutes or so and then hook it back up and see how it runs and if that code comes back.
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A new step to that clearing the code is to step on the break peddle while the battery is disconnected to get rid of any residual charge.
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Old 03 Aug 2012, 01:54 pm
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Codes were cleared and everything today, and the problem persisted...The car is at the mechanic now Hopefully it won't be too expensive
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