CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND TRANSMISSION PROBLEMS

  • Tiny
  • davidg2006
  • 1995 Mercury Sable
  • 92,000 miles

I also have a 1995 Mercury Sable that I'm desperatley trying to get back on the road. I got insurance and tag on it and broke the next day. Check engine light comes on after running a few minutes and runs bad with black smoke coming out of tail pipe. It seems like it's not shifting right. It will only do 45mph at 3000rpms. I tried to pull the code with a friends scanner and it wont pull. I've tried jumping the eec and using the scanner. My friends scanner is a snap on with right adaptor and computer card.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 7:01 PM

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  • Tiny
  • JDL
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Maybe a problem with vss, vehicle speed sensor. I'll find a diagram.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 7:27 PM
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Thank you for everything

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 7:31 PM
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  • JDL
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The vehicle speed sensor is lower right rear of engine. Could be other issues? Don't know why you can't communicate with computer?

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 7:37 PM
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  • davidg2006
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Would the vss cause the black smoke out of tale pipe when reving the engine?

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 7:43 PM
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  • JDL
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I don't know? Can effect shift patterns. Sounds like it is flooding, not sure why? How long since over-all tune-up?

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 8:02 PM
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  • davidg2006
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A month ago. Just changed plugs, wires, dist. Cap and rotor button

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 8:12 PM
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For the diagnostics, where did you hook-up?

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 8:21 PM
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The ecc conection under the hood left side towards fire wall. Here's how I tried to jump it.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 8:52 PM
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That hook-up looks good to me.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 9:22 PM
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It's still not showing me a code. When I hook it up this way the check engine light stays on. That's why I got my friends scanner and it still did'nt show anything.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 9:27 PM

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