Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, trouble code retrival in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Hey all
im kinda confused about this code retrival thing i pressed the two buttons and i got P036 S036 ...
im kinda confused about this code retrival thing i pressed the two buttons and i got P036 S036 and S044 i dont know what they mean and then once those went by it said PCM? and i didnt know what it wanted me to do can someoen tell me what each button does on the console and what i should be checking for? and what does each thing mean? cause i am confused out the ass
Capn, If you really want to be able to fix this car yourself, or at least know what is going on before taking it to a dealer, get the service manuals. These cars are very difficult to diagnose without them. The Service Manuals (2 to a set) by Helms cost about $90 new and will save you many times that if you use them properly.
S036 = Electronic Leveling Control Compressor shorted to ground or open.
Likely a loose, damaged wire, or dirty connection to the compressor that controls the rear shocks. Get under the car and look around, wiggle the wires that make this connection. Repair as required
S044 = Lift/Dive Signal Fault
1. If you wait more that 15 seconds after turning the key to the "ON" position you will get this error code. (Likely orgin)
2. Engine is started in drive. (I hope this can't happen)
i have a "chitlins" manual and i have alot of technical know how and i have the resorces where i dont need to go to a dealership (my shop teacher is a former cadillac technician). but it does seem like a pair of manuals would really help.