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1992 Lexus SC400 Question: car has no power,miss,smokes.

 

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toydoc233, 4.0L V8, Rio Rancho, NM, February 22, 2011, 10:01
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removed 2 plugs black like running rich, checked fuel regulator ok no fuel in vacuum line, no codes.could it be m.a.f. sensor?

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    Superbob February 22, 2011, 20:23
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    It's possible that the oxygen sensors or the MAF are faulty. These things can be checked out by a technician with a scanner that reads data. It's also possible that the engine is running cold or the engine coolant temperature (ECT) sensor is faulty, causing the engine to run rich.
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    Visitor, February 25, 2011, 08:54

    re lexus sc 400, did scan engine data with two different scan tools ,engine does go into closed loop, m.a.f. in spec's , fuel press good. scan tools do lose communication at times . o2 's are switching, runs ok at idle. miss and smoke on hard accel,ecu ?

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