the light is not on however sunday it started blinking while I was driving. i disconnected the battery yesterday after I put second crank sensor on it, i put the first one in too deep and ruined it. It however runs a little better until it warms up and then it starts dying out especially at stoplights. However almost always after engine warms up. what do you mean by cracking the throttle open a little?
No it bogs out and starts bucking
Did that and it ran better but cut off at extended stoplights. as long as I was going down road it ran well which is alot better than it was doing. ran great with no misses until it warmed up then the stoplight thing started
after stopping at intersection it ran rough, no power and I had to cut it off and do that a couple of times before it would go but once it started running right there was no rough running it ran good down the open road
i will say what you had me do made it run better except idling while hot.
No hissing or low power, been through that before with a Kia, so I should replace egr valve? Will the cutting off at stoplights stop when I do this? Will I hurt anything if I drive it to work with egr blocked off?
I put a egr valve on car and it runs worse. Changed back 3 plugs today and finally blocked egr valve off again.It will run but will cut off occasionally. I had to pull car home yesterday after replacing egr valve because it cut off and wouldnt crank back. I can drive car with egr blocked off but it still isnt right, cuts off but will crank back. Any ideas what it could be. How can I tell if egr is working. Sprayed Seafoam in intake while i had it off as there was black stuff built up. It really acts as if something is acting up more at idle, but it does occasionally cut off when going down the road. All of this happens after car warms up. the hotter it gets the worse it does.
It came with the black thing that has a electrical connection to it and vacuum hoses
hoses ok, I just cranked it up and it cut off idling and when i put it in gear it cut off, hadn't been doing that before except when it's hot
Not except for autozone but light isn't coming on
Its got a smell coming fron exhaust, don't smell like gas but could smell like its running to lean
I just drove it around block, one minute it runs great and the next it is bucking and cutting off. I just want to be able to drive it
I guess Ill try that out tomorrow, what do they run?
I put map sensor on it runs great until
it gets hot it gets hot was it gets hot it starts cutting off again but until it gets hot it runs great
It sounds like there was a definite improvement with the MAP sensor then?Does the coolant temperature gauge seem accurate?
Yes its better until it gets hot. Temp gauge seems to be ok
I'm a full time tech and at work this afternoon, I'll get back to you as quick as I can!
Check engine light flashed only one time, it seems to be in working order. I took cardboard off egr valve and am gonna take it to the store. It will be a few days before I can unplug upstream sensor I think cause I have to find it first and my ramps dont get car up too high so it makes for slow going.
Just got back from store. It got up there good but once I left it ran like shit. It was a blueish white smoke coming from it. It smells like there is too much air and not enough gas. Also back 3 plugs I took out this weekend were white colored as in not right gas air mixture.
Unplugged upstream o2 sensor nothing changed. I am totally baffled.
blue smoke here and there but coolant I dont know
Mostly but it's been sporadically smoking since I've owned it. Today when it cut off and I cranked it back it threw out a bluish smoke.Not much but smoke nevertheless and the exhaust is strong.
I just replaced them a week or so ago and the looked good, a little white build up on electrode like its running too lean, no oil whatsoever
Why didn't check engine light come on whenbI unplugged it? COULD THE KEY BE CAUSING THIS? Ican pull it out when car is running
The engine light didn't come on with the oxygen sensor unplugged? Either the light doesn't work or there is a PCM issue.
The key coming out is because the key and/or lock cylinder tumblers are worn, that wouldn't cause any driveability issues.