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Har to start and mixture

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har to start and rich mixture
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Lexus
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
hard to start and rich micture
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 9 months ago.

Hello, what exactly is the issue you are dealing with?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Hard to start and rev up and real rich mixture. black stuff around the exhaust.
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 9 months ago.

Alright, have you been able to obtain any trouble codes?

Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 9 months ago.

Unfortunately I am not in a position to take phone calls currently, I can continue helping you through online chat, or I can opt out and offer your question up to another expert.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
check engine only on when running
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 9 months ago.

Ok, if you can get any trouble codes out of the computer that would be extremely helpful in diagnosing the issue. Are you able to scan it with a code reader or other scan tool?

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I shorted the pins to innated error code read but it is off
Expert:  Andrew Martin replied 9 months ago.

Alright, im going to opt out and open this to other experts.

Expert:  Greg replied 9 months ago.

Hi .

When you do get the engine running how does she run .

Do you see black smoke coming out the Exhaust .

When engine is running is the check engine light ON solid or flashes

Is the car driveable .

Greg

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it runs okay but it doesn't want to rev
there is water pudlle on the ground with black spots
the engine light comes on when it is running
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
it goes off when you turn the car off
Expert:  Greg replied 9 months ago.

Okay good .

Do you think you could take a drive down to Autozone and get a Free code readout done .

Just go to the repair service shop and ask them to read the malfunction codes .

Take the code slip and let me know what the codes are .

This way i will be able to help you diagnose this issue.

Rgds Greg

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I took it to orelly auto parts and no error code came up. I bought spark plugs and wire set
i will change them to see if that makes a diffrence,
Expert:  Greg replied 8 months ago.

okay sounds good keep me updated .

Was the check engine light ON when the engine is running like it was before as you stated.

As if the light is on then there must be a malfunction code stored, or you have a possible ECM malfunction

Greg