To better assist you please tell me if your model is just a DeVille or the Touring model. Also the engine size in liter and the 8th digit of your VIN.
Please do the following so we can check the codes on the car.
Turn ignition on. Simultaneously depress OFF and WARMER buttons on Electronic Climate Control Panel (ECCP) and hold until all segments of Fuel Data Center (FDC) and ECCP glow. This indicates beginning of diagnostic readout.
1. Segment check of FDC and ECCP ensures all display segments are working properly. If all segments glow, proceed to DISPLAYING TROUBLE CODES. Trouble codes are displayed on FDC.
2. If any segment fails to glow, diagnosis should not be attempted as it could lead to inaccurate test results. An inoperative panel must be replaced before proceeding with self-diagnostic process.
NOTE: Following completion of segment check, system automatically enters self-diagnostic mode.
3. After all BCM and PCM codes have been displayed or if no codes are present, ".7.0" will be displayed and system is ready for next diagnostic feature to be selected. See DIAGNOSTIC TESTING.
Following segment check (see ENTERING SELF-DIAGNOSTICS under SELF-DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM), numerals "8.8.8." Appear on FDC for one second. Display of these 3 numerals signals trouble code display is about to begin.
NOTE: After display of all PCM and BCM trouble codes, ".7.0" will be displayed on FDC. ".7.0" indicates system is ready for a diagnostic feature to be selected. See DIAGNOSTIC TESTING.
PCM Trouble Codes Display
1. Following one-second display of "8.8.8.", "E" appears on FDC. "E" indicates 2 passes through PCM trouble code display cycle are about to begin. First pass through PCM trouble code cycle displays trouble codes stored in memory, including history and current trouble codes; second pass displays only current trouble codes.
2. History trouble codes are those set in response to a malfunction that occurred during past 50 key cycles but not during present key cycle. Current trouble codes represent malfunctions currently taking place. All trouble codes displayed during this cycle are prefixed by "E". If no "E" codes are present, display will be by-passed.
3. Immediately following first pass through cycle of PCM trouble codes, second pass begins, during which only current trouble codes are displayed. These codes are prefixed by "E.E.", Indicating related malfunction is currently taking place.
BCM Trouble Codes Display
Following display of PCM trouble codes, 2 cycles of BCM trouble codes will be displayed. BCM trouble codes are prefixed by "F" or "F.F.". "F" precedes first pass of BCM trouble codes, which is a display of both history and current trouble codes. "F.F." Precedes second pass of BCM trouble codes, which is a display of current trouble codes only.
To exit diagnostic mode, depress AUTO button or turn ignition switch off for 10 seconds. Temperature setting will reappear in display panel. Trouble codes are not erased when this is done.
We also need to figure out if it is electrical or fuel related. Pull a plug wire off of the spark plug and insert something into the end of it and have someone try to start the car and have the metal object really close to a piece of metal on the engine and see if you are getting a good strong popping blue spark. Don't have your hands on any part of the metal! If there is no spark, then it is electrical.
If you are getting good spark then spray some starting fluid in the throttle body and try to start it and see if it tries to start then.
You may need to get a fuel pressure check on the fuel pump to ensure it is putting out okay. We will see.
Friday, February 13th, 2009 AT 4:16 PM