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Someone else's code may not help you as the light could come on for a number of reasons. Smoke under your hood could be due to a leak or leaks such as oil, coolant, power steering fluid and so on and as the engine gets hot the fluids will burn off on the hot engine or exhaust causing it to smoke. The smell when you turn the heat on could be because your heater core is leaking. This would be accompanied with low coolant levels, overheating and low heat especially at idle also the carpet may be wet. If your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter the smell could also come from there as leaves and other debris and sometimes even rodents can get in there. Also if you don't allow you evaporator to dry by shutting off the ac but letting the fan run for a couple of minutes the water on the evaporator can cause mold and mildew to grow giving you a funny smell as well. Hope this helps.

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Feb 03, 2013


The speed sensor for the transmission should be in the side of the trans. You can look the part up online to get a visual.

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Jan 31, 2013


check the battery cable for a good connection then make sure its in park move the gear shifter around and place back in park. check the head lights for full power. last thing is jump it with cables to make sure the battery is strong.

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Jan 05, 2013


there is a common problem with the injectors with that motor

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Dec 27, 2012


its possible that you need to try and turn the steering wheel left and right (IT WILL TAKE SOME EFFORT) while trying to turn the key. and you dont need to put pressure on the key , turn it same as you would when starting it normally. you dont want to break the key off.also try and put the gear shift lever up into park at the same time( thats asuming its a automatic with shift lever on the steering colum) somtimes you can get the car to close to a curb or somthing and having pressure on the tires in a less than straight position will get you locked in on the sterring wheel,shift lever and key lock possition . so with one hand pull the steering wheel left with as much pressure as you can and at same time trying to turn key with your right hand.

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Dec 08, 2012


there is a crank position sensor that is located behind the harmonic balancer. sound like you have a bad one

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Dec 02, 2012


Up under dash there is a fuse panel with rounder silver flasher size of a quarter

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Nov 30, 2012


Check that as you move the shifter, that the shifting rods beneath are moving in tune with the shifter's position.
If not, then your mechanism is faulty.
It is almost certain that the issue lies with the external shifting mechanism.
The issue may be just beneath the shifter lever, within the rubber or leather bag shroud. You might have to pull out the centre console to have a closer inspection.

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Nov 15, 2012


Need a professional diagnostic tool to check engine, it is most impossible the problem of engine.

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Oct 25, 2012


you can try to turn the key to the ignition for 10 min or the theft light stops blinking,

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Oct 03, 2012


the person who came up with this system should be shot, dead,, for being stupid,,,, this system sucks,,, ,

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Oct 01, 2012


A thermostat that does not open and close would cause these very symptoms. Since it does not allow coolant to flow through the system, it will make the engine overheat. Since it won't allow the "heated" coolant to pass by your fan, the heat will continually blow cold air.
Stop driving the car immediately, becuase the next step will be some blown gaskets - especially head gasket. Other possible reasons can be as follows:-- It could be just low on coolant. if it is then add coolant... with low coolant the water pump can not move enough coolant to supply hot coolant to the heating system . also if its low the motor will over heat fast..... If the system is full then you may have other problems.. such as 1) bad thermostat 2) bad radiator cap ( not holding pressure so it will leak coolant) 3) blown head gasket . 4) bad heater core (leaking coolant out.. check the floor board under the dash on the passenger side.) 5) bad hose or clamp. Thanks. Keep updated for any more query. You can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

1998 Pontiac... | Answered on Sep 20, 2012

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