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Owner: Does the vehicle perform normally ? Is it overheating ? Are all fluid levels good ? Was the Battery connected backwards, even for a second ?
Check for an RPM signal while cranking, & with A scan tool , verify spark @ the plugs, check Fuel pressure
Vehicle owner: The solution may be engine and/or transaxle mount(s) replacement, or possible transmission or exhaust problem, like a failed catalytic convertor, or exhaust hanger, Most shops, including this one, would give you a free estimate for this issue.
Our Advice: See a Professional Auto Technician for the most cost effective solution, Independent Repair Facilities managed by the Owner are your best bet!
owner: Po441 indicates a problem with the evaporative emissions system, the purpose of this code is to give the technician a diagnostic path for the most efficient diagnostic procedure, the code definition does not pinpoint a specific component. The most likely cause is a split hose connection on one of the control solenoids, but there are a host of other possibilities. Good professional technicians never diagnose a vehicle based on a code, rather, they follow a diagnostic procedure which starts with the code for direction.
Owner: For about $50.00 or less, you can buy an OBDII Generic scan tool @ an auto parts store, which is not a bad investment, plug it in & look @ data, while cranking you should see a RPM reading of 300 to 600, next check for spark by removing a plug wire & put a screwdriver in the end of the wire & position it next to a ground, crank and you should see spark, if you do, check for fuel pressure with a fuel pressure guage,or, end the agony and tow it to a qualified shop and get it fixed !
OWNER: V-6 ? If so, check the foil-covered wiring harness between the block-mounted rear crank sensor to the ignition module, pull it out & open it, you may find the wire insulation has failed allowing these two wires to touch, if so; there-in lies the problem, we have found and repaired several of these.
Have a professional diagnostic inspection done so you don't waste any more money !
Owner; Test power and ground availability @ the blower motor
Automotive Software updates require an OEM Scan Tool or a J-2534 Pass-Thru Device, and a subscription to an OEM Download Location, your symptoms describe a default to Limp-In, which is a built-in strategy to protect the transmission hardware. This can be caused by: an intermittent connection, faulty ground, faulty relay, faulty transmission control module, network issue, failing speed or pressure sensor, overheating transaxle, etc.