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Its as if the choke is stuck on and fuel consumption is

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Its as if the choke is stuck on and fuel consumption is high
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: No , a little hard to start as if its flooding
JA: What is the make/model/year of your car?
Customer: 2002 , 4 cylinder petrol 2.2 holden rodeo
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Just looking for choke mechanism
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: Not sure what you mean
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Australia Car
Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

There is no choke mechanism.

The idle speed is ECM controlled, by moving a pintle valve in the IAC valve mounted on the throttle body.

Does the engine light ever stay on after you start the engine, or while driving?


Expert:  discostew replied 1 year ago.

Hi Rodeo , i'm Stew , i'm a mechanic here in australia , the 02 rodeo does not have a choke as such but still provides an enrichment for cold start/cold motor via the engine management , to do this the system is very sensitive to engine temperature , if your thermostat is stuck/stuck open the motor will run too cool (only needs to be 20 deg or so wrong ) , the system delivers too much fuel (behaves like the choke is on , heavy on fuel , hard to start hot are clues ) to temp problem , thanks stew

Expert:  Gary replied 1 year ago.

Hi again,

Do you need any further help?


Expert:  discostew replied 1 year ago.

Hi Rodeo , do you need more help ? , thanks stew

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