Started up (1st time I have tried in over a week) and is running fine
not by me
Part is $80.00 so I'll have to raise some cash- on fixed income. Will move as fast as I can. I want to see this thing on the road
Where is the main relay located- under hood?
I am an electronics tech and resoldered all the connections. After I reinstall tomorrow and test, I will give good rating. I tried for an hour to get that thing back in and will remove a bracket tomorrow to reinstall. I am not a young man anymore. Thanks for your patience
I just got the car back together and running. I have had this car towed 7 times for this problem. I need to drive it for a couple days to be sure the problem was corrected by resoldering the board. I resoldered all the solder contact points as I saw two bad spots and did the whole board because it probably had other weak contacts. I don't need constant reminders. If I am satisfied car is repaired, I'll rate your service. Constantly emailing me to do so seems desperate and has become annoying. Please be patient.
Test drove the car, got about 1/2 mile from house and check engine light came on for egr valve low flow code PO401. I have previously pulled the egr and replaced it when this code came on, but put the old one back on after new one didn't correct the problem. I previously was on this site with another mechanic who told me to clean the ports under the valve with carb cleaner and flexible brush which I have done 3 times and cleaned the egr valve. I drove the car 20 miles after repairing the relay board and it ran great, no fault codes. Drove today and egr problem popped up. Afraid to drive the car even though it is running good because before I repaired the main relay, when the check engine light came on, the car was stalling shortly after and I thought the stalling was related to the egr. When I reset computer (disconnected negative terminal for a minute), light would stay off for a few miles then back on. This is the first time light has come on since repair and again, after driving the car for 20 miles with no problems yesterday. Could this be an electrical issue also? I didn't keep driving car due to past experience of car stalling. Car drove back home fine with no stalling, but this needs fixed. Are you in a position to help with this or do I need to go to the dealer?