2001 Sunfire

Tiny
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  • 2001 PONTIAC SUNFIRE
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 116,000 MILES
I plug in my 200.00 scanner and it reads link error.
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Saturday, August 20th, 2011 AT 11:45 PM

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Tiny
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How old is the scanner?
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Sunday, August 21st, 2011 AT 1:18 AM
Tiny
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Brand new
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Sunday, August 21st, 2011 AT 11:16 PM
Tiny
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Does it work on other cars?
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Monday, August 22nd, 2011 AT 4:30 AM
Tiny
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Yes
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Monday, August 22nd, 2011 AT 9:23 AM
Tiny
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Have you read the manual thoroughly?
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Monday, August 22nd, 2011 AT 5:54 PM
Tiny
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What scanner is it? Does the car run?
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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2011 AT 1:07 AM
Tiny
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Yes I have read the manule. It's an Actron OBDII
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Thursday, August 25th, 2011 AT 11:00 PM
Tiny
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Does it have a model #
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Saturday, August 27th, 2011 AT 7:27 PM
Tiny
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CP9580
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 1:15 AM
Tiny
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THE CAR IS NOT RUNNING
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Sunday, August 28th, 2011 AT 1:16 AM
Tiny
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Is it your car?
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Monday, August 29th, 2011 AT 3:12 AM
Tiny
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Are you kidding? No, it's my daughter's car.
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Monday, August 29th, 2011 AT 12:14 PM
Tiny
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I was wondering if you had any history on it. So what's not working? Spark or fuel? To determine if puter has power. You've checked all fuses/fuse links?
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Monday, August 29th, 2011 AT 8:17 PM
Tiny
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I have neither spark nor fuel. I trouble shot the coil packs, cmp and ckp from step by step instructions I found. The only concern I have is one test called for AC voltage and another called for Hz reading, I have both but not the values they stated. I'm leaning toward the pcm. Is there a quick way to confirm if the pcm is bad?
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 AT 1:44 AM
Tiny
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Do you see a CEL when the key is turned to on? What happened to the car exactly? When/how did this problem occur?
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 AT 1:03 PM
Tiny
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Also, my local salavge yard sells used PCM for 35$
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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011 AT 6:48 PM
Tiny
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My daughter got 100 mi. From home, trak off light came on then CEL. Little further and car quit. She retarted it but it shut right down. Towed home, replaced fuel relay, checked all fuses, listened for fuel pump, took line off before filter. No fuel, so I replaced fuel pump. Again listened for pump and took line off. Started trouble shooting plugs, wires, coil packs, ignition mod, CMP and CKP. Only thing I was concerned with is one test was looking for AC voltge and another for Hz. I had both but not the values they stated. I am leaning toward PCM but would like to know a quick or sure way to verify. Just a reminder, I keep getting link error when I plug in my scanner
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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 AT 1:42 AM
Tiny
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These symptoms point to a bad PCM you replaced pump without testing it so why not get a used PCM?
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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 AT 2:25 AM
Tiny
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Does the PCM have to be programed by a GM dealership?
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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 AT 2:41 AM
Tiny
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Have you tried disconnecting the battery for a spell?
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Friday, September 2nd, 2011 AT 3:09 AM

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