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Join Date: May 2000
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Re: p0517 diagnostic code
It is frustrating when the problem doesn't surface after some concentrated troubleshooting. I'm out of good ideas, so I'll offer this:
Disconnect the battery, step on the brakes for a moment, re-connect the battery. The car will go through a few starts before it completes its testing, so codes might not come back right away.
Use the "key dance" to check for codes each time you drive it (I know you have the scanner). Turn the car ON but do not start it, then turn OFF, ON, OFF, and back ON. The odometer will show the codes followed by "done". Hopefully they are the same codes you've obtained with the scanner.
If the codes are the same, you can demonstrate the probem reliably (you said it does it when you step on it a little), and you're sure it isn't loose connections (battery, ground, involves sensors) then I would be heading to the pros...
Please do share the resolution, we all learn from each other. I hope it's something cheap to fix!