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Hi Im David and will be assisting you today. The very first ting that I do with vehicles acting like this is look to see if the check engine light is on.
yes it is
Ok. you need to see why it is on. do you have a code reader?
you need to take it to a shop or an autoparts store to have the computer scanned for fault codes. a shop will charge for the diagnostic, an auto parts store like Advance Auto will do it for free. Then we can go from there.
or you can can replace the spark plugs, clean the maf, iac, egr and throttlebody to see if that remedies your problem.
I disconnected battery yesterday so check engine light is off . i may have cleared the codes with the reader the only code right now is bank 1 system too lean, pending. also gas cap was missing and we had rain so i got a new cap and added some sea foam. car runs ok on level roads but hills loses power.
a vacuum leak test needs to be done also then, theres to much air getting into the engine. usually caused by a vaccum leak or air getting in the intake pst the maf sensor.
were you able to get the codes?
do you still need assistance??
Welcome, I'm Chris (aka Moose) I prefer to work when others don't, I am here around lunch and after dinner till after midnight.
The previous tech has opted out. Would you like me to help with this possible air fuel ratio concern?
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