Alesia KY

01 Deville PCM, RIM Codes

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Hello, 

I recently purchased a 2001 Deville for $500. The woman told me it had been setting for a month. The battery was less than a yr old and so was the alternator, both having warranties. It was her DD until a mishap with her license. I replaced the tires and battery, added coolant, transmission fluid, and oil. I drove the car for a week with no issues. I want to warm it up one morning to take my kids to school and it wouldn't start. I got a jump and it started. I only made it about 10 miles of the 15 mile drive to school. It died and wouldn't start back up. Each time I turned the key it made a rapid clicking noise. I took the battery to an O'REILLY where that charged it. The charge lasted 3 days and it started doing the same thing. I did the on-board diagnostic and several codes showed.  

PCM

P0174 - Fuel Trim System Lean

P0385 - CKP Sensor B Circuit

P0386 - CKP Sensor B Performance

P0420 - Catalyst System Low Efficiency

RIM 

C0660 - Level Control Exhaust Valve Malfunction

The codes above displayed as current. Several others are in the history. 

Q: The ABS codes that display begin with C but read as history. Are they current as well, or is that just the code letter for that system?

My dad was a mechanic for 30 yrs. I loved to help him work. He passed away last yr so I'm lost on where to begin.

Q: Can you guys explain what the codes mean, what the source of them may be, and what parts I need to buy first?

Thank you all

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:welcomesmiley:

 

Sounds like the alternator is not charging the battery or is not charging it enough. If your dad had a battery charger, charge the battery and take the car to O'Reiliy's and have them check the charging system, OR take it to a mechanic and have it checked. Then let us know.

Don't worry about the codes until the battery problem is corrected,,,

Edited by OldCadTech

THERE IS ALWAYS ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE JOB RIGHT - THERE IS NEVER ENOUGH TIME TO DO THE JOB AGAIN !!!

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Thank you so much for responding. I will charge it to get it up there and looked at. As soon as I do I will update my status with the results.

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One way to see if alternator is charging when car is running take the positive cable off if it dies alternator is bad 

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