My dads 2006 chevy ssr died on me today. I had to push it back home. The truck before it died lost horsepower it went from 400hp down to 350hp and that was it. I shot the throttle body with ether and it did what it was suppose to do it fired off and then it turned off. The two engine lights came on. The one was the engine light and the other one was loss of power light. I put my tester to the computer and got these codes. The codes are p0443, p0689, p1682, p2101, p2176, c0700, c0300, p0102, p0113, and 3-5 N/A code not sure what that means. The battery has been tested. It is good they could not test the alternator but they said since the battery is good so is the alternator. When this origanally happened I got codes The code P1682 ignition switch circuit could have been set from crqnking it without it starting and the battery voltage dropping too low. There is a bulletin for that code setting because of that condition. The P0300 is random missfire the P0443 is evap purge solenoid control circuit. The P0102 is mass air flow sensor performance. The P0102 can be caused by the same reason the P1682 can low battery voltage.I would have the battery tested make sure the alternator is charging properly also make sure the battery cables are clean and tight. Also have a back pressure test done to make sure you dont have a plugged cat. That could set a random missfire code the mass air flow code etc. Someone helped me with these codes on here. Any idea what may be happening. I think it is the throttle body. The dealer said it is the fuel filter that is why it lost horsepower. That is also all the other problems. They are trying to bull crap me. The truck fuel pressure is at 60 psi which is good. Thanks for any help.
Have you checked injectors with NOID light to see if there are being trigered? If BATT is 12.45V or higher clear codes attempt to start then check for what codes have reset
May, 19, 2012 AT 6:51 PM
No but I have shot ether in the throttle body and it fired off like ether is suppose to die. It died in seconds. I have cleared the codes started the engine and there are 2 codes that stay on. When I try to delete them with the engine running it shuts itself off. It also comes up with a loss of power light. The truck went from 400 hp down to 350 and kicked itself off. This morning it came up with check gages warning light when I started the truck. All the gauges were fine. I hooked up my scanner with it still running and pulled the codes. I deleted the the codes the light went out and the truck died. I started it back up and the light was still gone. Any suggestions.
May, 19, 2012 AT 7:01 PM
What 2 codes reset? Light is out now and no codes? Loss p[ower on?
May, 19, 2012 AT 7:08 PM
P0102 and p0113 I also have the intake cover off but if the truck is running and you reset those 2 codes the engine dies. I disconnected the sensor on the air intake. Right before the truck dies the loss of power light comes on. Loss of power light is out for right now. Only two codes come up the p0102 and p0113. This truck comes up with a lot of codes when it dies. If you would like the codes I can give them to you. Some of them I am not sure what they mean.
May, 19, 2012 AT 7:52 PM
Think you will need to take in to a Tech this needs a diagonistic scan tool hooked up and testing. Is wiring to mAF in good shape? Have you tried cleaning MAF? Has air intake been modified?
May, 19, 2012 AT 8:15 PM
Yes the maf looks in great shape. No how do you clean it. The air intake is original
May, 19, 2012 AT 8:26 PM
MAF cleaner from parts store. Does engine die if MAF unhooked?
May, 19, 2012 AT 8:35 PM
No it doesn't
May, 24, 2012 AT 5:15 PM
May, 24, 2012 AT 8:41 PM
My dads SSR keeps throwing codes and when you drive it it comes up with loss of power ang the check engine light comes on to. The newest one that comes up is check your gauges light. When you drive it it goes from 400 hp down to 350 horsepower for a little bit then if you keep driving it dies. Or if you turn the truck off you might as well forget it you can't get it started again. I put ether in the throttle body and it did what ether is suppose it fired over and in seconds it died. I think it might be the throttle body and one of the computers. It has 60 psi of fuel pressure which is good it just won't fire. It also comes up with service abs system once and awhile when all of this happened. Any ideas thanks.