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Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 02-07-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By JimBobNC
Also, tape over any chassis holes that aren't...

Also, tape over any chassis holes that aren't plugged. There are a couple on each body rail and I think there's also a position keyhole that might be open.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-16-15, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By JimBobNC
As you can see from the attached picture, each...

As you can see from the attached picture, each door has an ECU module that controls (among other things) the door lock actuators. It is very unlikely that an ECU would fail, much less 2 or 3 ECUs at...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-16-15, 04:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By JimBobNC
From the video, your engine seems to be making a...

From the video, your engine seems to be making a lot of clatter. If so, that's a sign of low oil pressure. It could be cause by a failed oil pump or a component in the oil system. On the one hand, I...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-16-15, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 416
Posted By JimBobNC
Does your car have sufficient oil?

Does your car have sufficient oil?
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-16-15, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By JimBobNC
I had the same problem. The door lock actuator...

I had the same problem. The door lock actuator motors are getting weak and will soon stop working. They all failed within about 6 months on my car.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-16-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By JimBobNC
??Bad Grammar?? But if you find plugs are...

??Bad Grammar??
But if you find plugs are missing just use masking/electrical/duct tape as a quick check and temporary fix.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-15-15, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By JimBobNC
I seal my thermostats with the paper gasket or...

I seal my thermostats with the paper gasket or o-ring without using any sealer. If I ever had any trouble I would probably wipe both sides of the gasket with sealer then assemble and wait a couple of...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-15-15, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By JimBobNC
Wind Noise

(2002 GS 300 with 200k miles)

I searched and searched for wind noise on the passenger side that started about 35mph and got worse with speed. I taped up the door seams numerous times without luck....
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-15-15, 06:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 892
Posted By JimBobNC
I purchased 4 Pirelli Cinturato P7 all season...

I purchased 4 Pirelli Cinturato P7 all season plus at WM in April. They were the number one reviewed tire @ TireRack. I too wanted a quiet tire and they are quieter than the Michelins. (Had the all...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 05-25-15, 05:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 23,239
Posted By JimBobNC
jdixp2: Each door has a computer which...

jdixp2: Each door has a computer which distributes electrical power to each door mounted device as needed. If your mirrors, mirror heat, illumination lamp, and power windows are all working, then the...
Forum: SC- 1st Gen (1992-2000) 08-02-14, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 877
Posted By JimBobNC
Steam from the exhaust and no coolant? Head...

Steam from the exhaust and no coolant?
Head Gasket
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-31-14, 07:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By JimBobNC
MH: Try checking the TPS using your ohmmeter and...

MH: Try checking the TPS using your ohmmeter and the illustration "check throttle position sensor" from the post by digger08. But first, unplug and take the TPS off the vehicle. As you check...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 07-31-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By JimBobNC
Whoa BigMan! Those HID work on high voltages...

Whoa BigMan!
Those HID work on high voltages (the books says up to 20,000 volts). Please don't risk a voltage measurement with voltages like that.
I am going to make an assumption that the problem...
Forum: GS - 3rd Gen (2006-2011) 07-30-14, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By JimBobNC
Bigfox: What do you guys use there? Is your bulb...

Bigfox: What do you guys use there? Is your bulb a halogen or HID?
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-30-14, 07:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,724
Posted By JimBobNC
I found plastic body rivets from the Help section...

I found plastic body rivets from the Help section of any auto chain will fit. Use 1/4" rivets up front (around the radiator) and 5/16" rivets in front of the rear wheels.
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-30-14, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 974
Posted By JimBobNC
My dash warning light (2002 GS 300) only...

My dash warning light (2002 GS 300) only indicates rear lamp problems.
Did you check stop/tail/turns?
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-30-14, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By JimBobNC
Feen: The clock and radio are powered through the...

Feen: The clock and radio are powered through the ACC circuit of the ignition switch. Checking through the 2002 service manual, it appears there are no relays in the accessory circuit. I would check...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-29-14, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By JimBobNC
MH: If you are measuring the voltage on VTA and...

MH: If you are measuring the voltage on VTA and rotating the TPS but the voltage stays at 1.3V, then yes something is wrong. The voltage should begin to change when the sensor is rotated CCW and...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-28-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,047
Posted By JimBobNC
Try measuring the system voltage as you are...

Try measuring the system voltage as you are driving. Alternators don't "put out too much power", their output is regulated by the regulator. The regulator could be bad. The diodes could be bad. Also,...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-28-14, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By JimBobNC
Try this: Get some blue painter's tape from the...

Try this: Get some blue painter's tape from the hardware store. Hopefully it will stick at cold temperatures. Start taping up fender edges and door seals edges to pinpoint the likely whistle...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-28-14, 06:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By JimBobNC
MH: Another point to consider. I see your car is...

MH: Another point to consider. I see your car is 1998. I believe the throttle system you describe is similar to mine. (2002) This is a fully electronic fly-by-wire system. The TPS takes position...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-28-14, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,729
Posted By JimBobNC
I recommend a bluetooth scanner that talks to...

I recommend a bluetooth scanner that talks to your android device. Google: "elm327 obd2". There are prices under $10 on amazon. It provides real time monitoring and freeze frame data. The app...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-28-14, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 786
Posted By JimBobNC
Code P0325 is described in the service manual as...

Code P0325 is described in the service manual as "knock sensor 1 circuit malfunction (bank 1)". So yes, it is telling you that circuit 1 is faulty. Knock sensors are simple and robust with no moving...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 07-22-14, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,891
Posted By JimBobNC
Yes, the O2 sensor nearest the firewall is bank 2...

Yes, the O2 sensor nearest the firewall is bank 2 sensor 1. The sensor under the passenger seat is bank 2 sensor 2. You can see the equivalence for the bank 1 sensors.

If the new plug is not an...
Forum: GS - 2nd Gen (1998-2005) 06-08-14, 08:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,130
Posted By JimBobNC
Titan: I see you are in NC. Be sure and check out...

Titan: I see you are in NC. Be sure and check out the self-service junk yards in your area. Google "pull a part", "pick n pull" and "pull it yourself". Foss and LKQ are good places to look also. I am...
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