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Justin Case Auto

Homosassa, FL

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90% it's a stuck open thermostat. Have the mechanic plug in the scanner and see what the coolant temperature is getting up to. Should be above 190 degrees while driving.


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The anti-theft system will shut off the fuel injectors if it is in theft mode. You said you have fuel so we have to assume the theft system is not activated. For an engine to run it needs spark, fuel, and compression at the right time. Check the compression. It needs to be above 125 psi. Note that on these engines if it's too high, around 195 psi or higher, there is a good chance the timing chain jumped. If compression is OK pull all the plugs and replace them, if the plugs are wet the vehicle will not start. Leave the plugs out for about an hour or so to dry out the cylinders and check for fuel leaking from the fuel pressure regulator into the vacuum line attached to it. If that much gas got into the cylinders there will be some in the oil, change the oil after you get it running.


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We don't recommend calipers unless there is a problem with them. I'm in Florida so we don't have a rust problem. Be sure to try to flush out as much of the brake fluid as you can... at least a quarts worth.


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Not sure what engine you have so this is for a 2.2 - Engine coolant fan should come on at low speed when engine temperature is 223 degrees or A/C high side pressure is 190 PSI. - High speed fan should operate at 230 degrees or 240 PSI on the A/C high pressure. Radiator cap has to hold good pressure and be on the system when testing or coolant will spit out of the filler neck. The best way to test is to have a scanner hooked into the computer system and read the actual temperature that the coolant sensor is giving the PCM


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If windows work at the individual doors but not from the master switch most likely, with out testing power and grounds at the switch, it's the master switch.


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Have the check engine light diagnosed. Sometimes depending on the system that has the issue the VSC and Track lights will come on also. When the vehicle is repaired for the check engine light most of the time the VSC and track light will go off also.


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Could be a shorted bus line to any of the control modules... instrument panel, PCM, BCM, Auto A/C control, radio and so on. If it has been sitting for a while I would look for rodent damage to the wiring, mainly under the hood. I don't know if your area has a rodent problem like ours does. If you don't see any damage the system will need to be diagnosed.


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Fuel filter is part of the fuel pump assembly that is located in the fuel tank that is accessible by removing the rear lower seat cushion. That is an expensive guess. I suggest having it diagnosed by a good shop. Interments are hard to find with out the proper equipment.


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Make sure the electric condenser / radiator fan is coming on.


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Check for a vacuum leak.


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