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nei00755
01-09-2005, 05:53 PM
I am getting the P1189 code about every week on my 2000 grand am GT. It is an "Engine Oil Pressure Switch Circuit". Is this a common problem with GA's?? Does anyone know what I can check to fix the problem. Thanks.

Jeff

JHawk GT
01-10-2005, 10:06 AM
From the service manual:

Document ID# 606311
2000 Pontiac Grand Am
DTC P1189 Engine Oil Pressure (EOP) Switch Circuit
The low oil pressure sensor is normally closed. When oil pressure increases above 1 to 4.5 psi the switch contacts open. The powertrain control module (PCM) supplies 12 volts to the oil pressure input circuit. With low oil pressure the 12 volts is pulled low to ground. This diagnostic tests for an open condition of the oil pressure switch circuit. If the engine has been off long enough for engine temperature to drop by 10°C (50°F), then a shorted, low oil pressure, condition of the circuit should be observed prior to engine running. If the engine has not been cranked and oil pressure has been detected DTC P1189 will set.

Conditions for Running the DTC
•DTCs P0117, P0118, P1111, and P1114 are not set.
•The ignition is ON.
•The engine is OFF.
•Engine temperature 10°C (50°F) is less than last key OFF temperature.

Conditions for Setting the DTC
Circuit open for 10 seconds.

Action Taken When the DTC Sets
•The PCM will illuminate the malfunction indicator lamp (MIL) during the second consecutive trip in which the diagnostic test has been run and failed.
•The PCM will store conditions which were present when the DTC set as Freeze Frame/Failure Records data.

Conditions for Clearing the MIL/DTC
•The DTC becomes history when the conditions for setting the DTC are no longer present.
•The history DTC clears after 40 malfunction free warm-up cycles.
•The PCM receives a clear code command from the scan tool.

Diagnostic Aids
Inspect the oil pressure sensor input and ground circuits for an intermittent open or poor oil pressure sensor terminal contact. With the engine OFF the oil pressure display on the scan tool should indicate LOW. An open sensor/circuit would indicate LOW with the engine OFF.

Inspect for the following conditions:
Many situations may lead to an intermittent condition. Perform each inspection or test as directed.

Important:
Remove any debris from the connector surfaces before servicing a component. Inspect the connector gaskets when diagnosing or replacing a component. Ensure that the gaskets are installed correctly. The gaskets prevent contaminate intrusion.
•Loose terminal connection
•Use a corresponding mating terminal to test for proper tension. Refer to Testing for Intermittent and Poor Connections, and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems for diagnosis and repair.
•Inspect the harness connectors for backed out terminals, improper mating, broken locks, improperly formed or damaged terminals, and faulty terminal to wire connection. Refer to Testing for Intermittent and Poor Connections, and to Connector Repairs in Wiring Systems for diagnosis and repair.
•Damaged harness--Inspect the wiring harness for damage. If the harness inspection does not reveal a problem, observe the display on the scan tool while moving connectors and wiring harnesses related to the sensor. A change in the scan tool display may indicate the location of the fault. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems for diagnosis and repair.
•Inspect the powertrain control module (PCM) and the engine grounds for clean and secure connections. Refer to Wiring Repairs in Wiring Systems for diagnosis and repair.

If the condition is determined to be intermittent, reviewing the Snapshot or Freeze Frame/Failure Records may be useful in determining when the DTC or condition was identified.

Passn'U
01-10-2005, 06:38 PM
HOLY FLAMING FINGERS BATMAN!

did you type all that in, or copy and paste?

JHawk GT
01-10-2005, 08:05 PM
HOLY FLAMING FINGERS BATMAN!

did you type all that in, or copy and paste?

lol Just a copy and paste! I have the last version of GM's eSI.