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Joelburke26

New Middletown, OH

still just a true blue backyard mechanic with every tool known to man.graduated an auto repair tech course to brush up on things that dont apply to auto repair but its nice to have some transcripts.machinest by trade,auto tech by choice.


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some kind of vacuum leak is happening.a smoke test is probably whats needed to find the leak now n a scanner that shows live data to verify the repair.when the o2 sensor reports low voltage to the pcm the pcm will see this info as lean,so the pre programmed stragegy is to raise the short term fuel trim which adds fuel which is why your mpg is way down.


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I believe that could be a collapsed vacuum line going to the map sensor.hard to say for sure but its so common on the gm 2.4 l engines.have someone look at it as the vehicle is started to see if it swells n collapses.it out front of the engine about the middle right under a electrical connection.the vacuum hose is about 6 inches long.


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agree with answer #1.might be a diagnostic job for dans auto in Lowellville.i used to live there on liberty st.


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my book shows 105,000 miles for that engine.


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bank 2 is the side closest to the front of the car.sensor 1 is the upstream or pre-cat.


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thats the wonderfull california air resources board(carb) at its best.i bet not one member of carb knows what a catalytic converter even does.


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condensate drain tube is plugged up.very common on all makes of vehicles.when the evaporator cant drain condensation down the tube,it goes onto your floor.just needs unplugged with a wire or coat hanger.


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are you sure its not the watts bell crank? its located in the back centered between the tires.those wear out on pt's constantly and cause the same symptons your having.


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check with the dodge dealership.sometimes parts like that are a dealer only part.


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if its a gas engine then all the 2.0 liter egines are non interference engines,only the 2.0 l diesel is interference.you really should use a precision ground plate that taps into the end of the off centered slots in the end of the cam for cam timing then set #1 to tdc and istall the belt.if youve allready done that then there could be a host off other problems.check for any vacuum leaks then maybe proceed with a leak down test for each cylinder.good luck


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