Thanks Bob, that's what I thought ,I'll get it fixed eventually but needed confirmation that I can hold of and not cause more serious damage in the meantime, cheers and thanks for the input.ESP (sub systems) ABS, ARS, etc won't function potentially creating an unsafe event.
I don't believe it'll cause any further electronica/mechanical problems.
Hi, it got delivered to me via a 9hr drive from Sydney to Melbourne where its being stored while I covert it into a camper ,I haven't had it on the open road myself yet so don't know if its in limp mode and the guy who delivers it didn't say anything ,what can I expect with limp mode and how do I rectify if that's the case?, cheersYou will probably be in limp mode with reduced power if that matters.
Thanks for the info , I've been looking at scanners and think it would be a good investment to have ,any suggestions and reasonably priced of course, cheers .When I had a bad wheel sensor the warning lights were on but no limp mode or anything noticeable for normal driving. An (mb appropriate) scanner let me know which one was faulty). After clearing the codes the lights would come back on and stay on as soon as I got to about 35km/h. Spliced in a new sensor and all good.
Thanks for the info this helps to give me a better picture of what might be going on and lessens my worry , this site is awesome! and will always be my first point of call ,cheers for all the help and suggestions guys!!!.Sometimes its hard to know you are in limp mode. Especially if you aren't used to driving big vans you may just think its normal.
The van will have low boost and may or may not short-shift the trans if its an auto. But you would need to have a lot of experience of the normal mode of operation to be able to tell.
The main trigger point for me is pulling away from standstill on an incline. If the van seems to struggle to gain speed and seema to fall behind the rest of the traffic, and short-shifts (if auto) right when you think you are starting to reach normal levels of accel, thats a silent limp mode and you will have codes.
Note that you can basically drive the car as if its perfectly normal in all other circumstances. It just the pulling away on an uphill that it really shows up.