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Wow, if you're worried about a $600 tow, then you're in for a real treat with owning a QP. $600 is nothing, and I mean NOTHING compared to what you'll need to invest to drive this car regularly.

I once bought a BMW 740i sport (loved that car) that ran great! It had over 20 stored transmission faults, but IT RAN GREAT! Maseratis/Ferraris are completely different. You get ONE fault, the car STOPS until you fix it. And you're not playing with BMW prices - these are FERRARI prices and require specific diagnostic tools and trained techs to properly detect and diagnose any issues that arise. THIS CAR WILL COST YOU NO LESS THAN A FERRARI 599 GTO to maintain and operate. This is a fact.

Regardless of miles, these cars are aging and the F1 systems run on a hydraulic cardiovascular system that is prone to internal leakage, weakening solenoids, etc, etc, as they get old, not to mention the wear items like the clutch, bearings, flywheel, pump, accumulator, etc.

If it sounds like I'm just being negative and I'm trying to scare you and ruin your day, well it's true. I'm being completely honest when I say you need to just ship the car to an equipped shop who can get a real diagnosis. While they're at it, do a full read on the entire car and check the clutch, solenoid bleed rates, and do a full inspection.

Anyway, it seems like you're new to this so I thought I'd give you a bite of a reality sandwich, before you're force-fed one after shipping your car from one shop to another, spending thousands of dollars in the process, trying to fix this issue. Forums are a wealth of information for enthusiasts but relying on this to diagnose your car at this point is like relying on the "don't bully my breed" blogs to give advice on buying a pit bull then the owners wonder why their 4-year old no longer has arms.

Get it checked by a properly equipped shop or a dealer and get back to us with an update and remember this:

THE MOST COST EFFECTIVE APPROACH IS TYPICALLY THE MOST EXPENSIVE
 

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I second what Erik said except I would emphasize finding an independent EXPERT shop above using Maserati dealer service. Dealership techs know less and less about these cars with each passing day, some dealerships are not even equipped to work on them anymore, and others may farm out the work to the indy down the street while charging you full dealer service rates.
 

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It takes perseverance and dedication to own a Maserati in a backwoods part of the country, you have to be willing to go far for service. Join AAA Premium, you won't regret it. They would be towing your car for free right now.
 

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Thank you both and I appreciate the real advice. I wish I would've known this before buying smh. I'm getting triple A premium now lol. This car has really been a headache fr.
 

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If you do get a tow use the tow-hook in the tool kit, should be under the trunk floorboard. Screw it into the hole in the lower grill. It might take some WD-40 to get it started into the threads. Do not allow the driver to strap and pull the car up by the control arms, the car is too heavy for that and it will probably bend the front bumper etc. You will love the car once it is problem-free but there are too many problem cars for sale, unfortunately.
 

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If you do get a tow use the tow-hook in the tool kit, should be under the trunk floorboard. Screw it into the hole in the lower grill. It might take some WD-40 to get it started into the threads. Do not allow the driver to strap and pull the car up by the control arms, the car is too heavy for that and it will probably bend the front bumper etc. You will love the car once it is problem-free but there are too many problem cars for sale, unfortunately.
Thanks a million. I found it, the tow hook
 

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Watch out though as the tow hooks can snap it seems, the threaded part of ours was still lodged in the corresponding hole when we went to collect it by trailer.
 

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Sorry to hear that, it could be anything from a worn clutch or faulty sensor to an electrical issue honestly. Best to take it to a shop that really knows these cars and has the right equipment to look at it.

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Is there any other way? The nearest shop that service the year and model I have is 200 miles away lol
You could get an obd2 reader and try and diagnose the faults by yourself. I got a bluedriver bluetooth obd2 reader that works on my granturismo. Hopefully it is something small.
 

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You could get an obd2 reader and try and diagnose the faults by yourself. I got a bluedriver bluetooth obd2 reader that works on my granturismo. Hopefully it is something small.
Thanks I was wondering if there was a way to DIY at home. I just ordered one online. For future problems.
 
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Sorry, but no...You are not gonna fix a 05 QP with a transmission failure light on with a generic OBD2 scan tool...OBD2 scan tools are very limited in what they can do...Jason
 

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Well could one at least help out with other surrounding codes that can possibly be contributing the problem?
 

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I was thinking that it really couldn't be that major of a problem when the car was driving just fine and starting right up no problems prior to the gas station stop, but who knows, I'm new to all this and I'm learning you all are great help. I know alot more then I did before purchasing the car
 
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The code reader will probably give you some P07xx codes for a transmission fault...What then? I would take the car to a shop and the end of the day I'm about 98% sure that is where it is gonna end up..I'm not being a negative Nancy, but I do know how this stuff goes...Just saying ...Jason
 

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As Jason says....

Basic ODBII readers can look at the OBDII systems, which is basically the engine management, emissions etc. Nothing else will come up or be workable.

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I believe you...I rather hear the straight forward replies. Thanks! You know I was just trying to save myself from the executioner waiting at the dealer. Can't lose my head this close to Christmas
 

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Clutch position sensor died (if it's not an auto). But strange you have the other code, so could be something electronic as answered previously. CPS is only one thing that could happen but that wouldn't throw the other codes...
 
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