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Old 03-13-2007, 10:40 PM   #1
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Computer Codes "QDM"? 95' Riv

I went to Checker auto and had my codes read because my "service engine light is on". My car runs good but when in reverse or pressing on the gas and going really slow (like through a drive through) it kind of chugs. I got 3 codes

1. P1640 - QDM 1 - Failure
2. P1670 - QDM 4 - Failure
3. P1406 - EGR Valve Pintle Position Circuit

Does anyone know what a QDM is??

I thinking of replacing my EGR Valve but its $155 and how knows if it will fix it...
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:02 AM   #2
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Re: Computer Codes "QDM"? 95' Riv

Welcome to AF. Quad drivers are showing an overloaded circuit, whatever is in the those two quads is at fault, you will need a comprehensive wiring diagram for the pcm controls, but it may just be the egr is at fault here, disconnect it and clear the codes for test purposes, see what happens.
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Old 03-16-2007, 08:49 PM   #3
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Re: Computer Codes "QDM"? 95' Riv

As Max said, you need to find out what items are being driven by the Quad Driver that set the code. This code usually sets when there is a voltage fault on a particular Quad Driver, due to a bad relay or solenoid, or whatever is being run off that driver. It could be a TCC solenoid, A/C relay, EGR, lots of possibilities, however, since you have code P1406 - EGR Valve Pintle Position Circuit, that helps to narrow it down somewhat. Before replacing parts, do as suggested, & check the wiring diagram for Quad Driver (QDM) 1 & 4.
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The PCM controls most components with electronic switches that complete a ground circuit when turned on. When the switches are arranged in groups of 4, they can independently control up to 4 outputs and are called “Quad Driver Modules” (QDM). When the switches are arranged in groups of 7, they can independently control up to 7 outputs and are called Output Drivers.Hence the termOutput Driver Module” (ODM) Usually, not all the outputs are used.
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Re: Computer Codes "QDM"? 95' Riv

Have 1995 Buick Park Ave. Ultra Check Engine light shows
Code P1640 QDM 1 Failure

Runs great no problems now Recently had Blower fan resistor replaced (blower fan was NOT working) Also replaced alternator, belt tensioner and belt for alternator Still have some belt noise Googled Buick codes It said "Driver 1 - Input High Voltage Any thoughts ? I would really like to fix check engine light issue

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Ex Bellmorite here, Lol. You need to see what that driver controls, or shop manual best way.
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