1997 Monte Carlo Service Engine Soon Code 1810

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First, let me admit up front that I know next to nothing about cars!

I have a 97 Chevy Monte Carlo with 128,000 miles on it. In December, my "Service Engine Soon Light" started coming on very sporadically and always seemed to coincide with rain or me filling the gas tank, so I thought nothing of it. It would come on for a day and then go off for a month at a time. In May, I had my intake manifold gasket replaced because I was leaking coolant. About a week after I got my car back, the Service Engine Soon light came on and has been on steadily ever since (three weeks). I brought the car to AutoZone to have the computer diagnosis and it came back with code 1810 "Transmission Manuf. Control". They told me I'd have to bring it to a dealer for further diagnosis and repair, but I'm getting to the point where I'm very sick of spending money on this car- even for a diagnosis. :banghead: Has anyone ever gotten this code? Specifically for this car? I'm trying to decide if its worth spending the money even on the diagnosis... I realize its difficult to know, but I'm curious of your opinions!

Thanks!

posted by  montecarlo

You're missing the letter in front of the code, I assume it was a P (for powertrain)....P1810 for a 1997 Chevy Monte Carlo is the DTC for Pressure Switch Manifold.

posted by  97Talonchik

Very good ms.talon, you beat me to it :laughing:

posted by  99integra

Thanks, Integra and Talon! I looked online and saw that that part is relatively inexpensive, so if it is that then it won't break the bank to fix! I called the dealership to ask how much they would charge for that, but of course I couldn't get a straight answer! They said it may or may not be the switch, but for $75 they'd diagnose it and let me know. At least I feel better about even having it diagnosed! Thanks again!

posted by  montecarlo

Tell 'em to shove their computer where the sun don't shine :laughing:.
What they mean to say for $75, they'll hook it up to the EXACT SAME THING Autozone did for $75 and not even look at the car. :screwy:

posted by  97Talonchik

$75 dollars is one hour worth of work.. they will look into it if they are a good shop.

posted by  thongsai

easy way to find out is have em do diagnostics and repair the problem and if it comes back then yes they probably did no more than autozone and should rediagnose and repair it for free cuz thats what you pay for, we have the engine diagnostic charge of 135$ and if i screw the diagnostics up and put in an 800$ igniton module than no the wouldn't be any way in hell the customer is gunna pay for that, and i would rediagnose and repair for free, most of the time it's something easy like a missfire and a big carbon trac down the first sparkplug i pull out then we discount the diagnostics if it took me five minutes to find cuz charging full price would be anal rape, but still the scanner is five grand and the updates i buy are a thousand a piece and i have about 8 updates sitting in the drawer so i have to pay for this scanner somehow.

posted by  BanffAutoSpa_ap

:laughing: Did you say "anal rape"?

posted by  97Talonchik

:orglaugh:
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posted by  99integra

You guys are hilarious! You have me laughing my butt off! Thanks so much for everything! :laughing:

posted by  montecarlo

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