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1985-1992 Fleetwood, 1993 Sixty Special, All FWD Forum Discussion, 1994 Concours error codes?? in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; Just bought 1994 Cadillac Deville Concours $1500 but had a few problems. Error codes read (A012 current) (S038 current) and ...
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    Question 1994 Concours error codes??

    Just bought 1994 Cadillac Deville Concours $1500 but had a few problems.
    Error codes read (A012 current) (S038 current) and service air ride control And check engine light on
    Any help highly appreciated!! Has 180,xxx mileage.

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    Welcome !!!!

    Use the sticky post just above this thread - "How to pull codes" to get to links for your code definitions - we don't have them all memorized yet. Your pre-1996 system uses OBD-1 codes and definitions - if the sticky link doesn't work, Google something like "gm obd1 trouble code definitions" or something similar.

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    ihave the meanings to codes bt in all honesty don't know what to do to solve problems
    a012 - keep memory alive error
    S038 - electronic level control exhaust valve short to ground/ open
    ?? Anyone know

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??



    A012 is probably due to a loss of battery power. Pulled the battery cable lately?

    S038 means that the ELC (Electronic Level Control) system cannot vent, thus if you load the trunk and the rear end gets pumped up to keep it level, it will not come back down when you remove the load. The valve is supposed to be serviceable, but my understanding is that it is hard to locate and most people just replace the compressor.

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    Thanks man big help ill see if I can fix those problems and let you know how it goes.
    What about the service air ride control? Does that have to do with the error code s038?

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    Yes.

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    And my engine makes a funny lil ticking kinda noise when it idles ?
    Someone says it's my timing and another says my valves need to be adjusted??
    Anyone have this problem

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    Better be careful who you get advice from. There is no valve adjustment. Likewise with the timing. You need to listen closely, maybe with a stethoscope, and locate the noise. It may be a belt tensioner pulley bearing. Remember, there is a belt on either end of the engine.

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    Alrite man thanks good to know. Thought it seemed a lil strange I've never heard of a valve adjustment.

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    Well valve adjustments do exist, but cannot be done on engines with hydraulic lifters.

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    Okay well some mechanic guy says he's pretty sure my starter going out. Every now n then car won't start n makes a click noise

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    Some mechanic guy?

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    Quote Originally Posted by AMEZQUITA92 View Post
    Okay well some mechanic guy says he's pretty sure my starter going out. Every now n then car won't start n makes a click noise
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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    I hope this isn't the same guy who told you that you need a valve adjustment.

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    Re: 1994 Deville Concours error codes??

    No it was a guy from an auto store. Ihad em load test my battery and he said there's a bad connection and then my car wouldn't start he tried to jump it bt nothing just a click noise. He said it sounds like my starter?

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