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2001 Mazda 626: with a 2.0L 4 cylinder motor..idles rough..gas smell

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We have a 2001 Mazda 626 with a 2.0L 4 cylinder motor. It is alittle hard to start, and idles like it is choked and idles rough. The other night it died while idling and had a heavy gas smell. Could this be a O2 sensor problem or is there somethign else
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 years ago.

hi

have you scanned the computer...if so can you tell me the codes

thanks

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
We have not scanned it, I do not have a scanner.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 years ago.
is the service/check engine light on when the engine is running?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
No, it just runs bad.
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 8 years ago.

ok...i'll do the best i can without the codes.....if its not beed tuned up in a while you may need to do that..even if the wires look good on the out side....this may fix your problem...and yes an o2 sensor can somtimes cause tthis...i hope i have helped..please hit the accept button

p.s. auto parts stores like auto zone and advance will scan your car for free

PLEASE HIT THE ACCEPT BUTTON IF I HAVE HELPED .WE DONT GET OUR COMMISION UNLESS YOU DO EVEN THO YOU HAVE ALREADY PAID...THANKS

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