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Old 03-12-2010, 07:36 PM
slmace slmace is offline
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Yellow Brake and DSC light

Hello Everyone,

I got all my buddies stumped on this one.

I get a yellow DSC (4x4) light and a yellow Brake light when I start up in the cold and it skips. It sounds like the thing is skipping or misfiring and it stalls sometimes also. If I rev the engine up to about 2500 to 3000 rpms it will keep running after it skips. If it is idiling it will stall out. Sometimes the EML light comes on also. Once the car warms up to about operating runs fine and I have no issues at all.

It only happens when it is cold and I have noticed that the battery light and the oil light flash on and then off once really quick when it skips and the engine keeps running. There is also a clicking sound during the skip in the passenger side dashboard. Eventually if it is cold enough the car will stall out completely and the SES light comes on and it goes into the 800 to 1000 rpm reving stage. It will run rough and stall until it is close to operating temperature.

Would love any advice and I have seen a lot of posts like this...but never any fixing results. Thanks a ton for any help you all can provide.

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