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Replaced coil pack
always, how to lower this idle?
Has 1.6L engine.
for repairing the timing belt proper instructions
would this cause it to overheat and blow up my radiator? Or, could it be i have a blown head gasket? at first i thought it was the thermostat...but i took it out and it still blew up another radiator. i blew up a third radiator today! WTF I'm baffled. I put a new radiator in it and ten miles later it just blew up around the radiator cap.
my car died, it slowly just kept losing power. then the radiator took a dump and the car over heated....i changed the spark plugs to bosch from ngk. 3 days later the car sounded like it was running on 3 cyl. when i started it up yesterday. I went about half a mile when suddenly the car just died! I changed the rotor,and cap. Still no start..no spark at the plugs. i just got a coil for it. how do I change it?
I put new starter on but no change. It will start if I use a jumper wire on the starter. So not sure if it is a switch of some relay. Don't know where to start looking.
I would also like to know average repair cost as well.
Could the problem be the rod/piston. We want to sell the car but so far potential buyers are afraid to buy it because of the noise. The inside and outside is in very good condition. There is automatic transmission and steering, am/fm radio that works, airconditioning needs frion. Battery is one yr, old. Drives around area, 88000 miles. red four door sedan.
it runs on the old one when the motor gets warm it shuts down
when it cools down it start back up. if i cool the distuber down it will start up.
I just recently bought this car. The problem first began when the car began rough idling one day. It died and was hard to start back. It ran fine for a while and same thing again in a few days. And then one day it died but won't start. It turns over but that's all. I had a new fuel pump put on but it didn't help. It's also getting spark. Any ideas? Thanks.
Car cranked but didnt start the other day. Pulled to mechanic and a new coil was installed. Car runs and drives now. But now has this surging problem. It will do it usually from 2000 plus rpms, and can occur when getting on the gas or when easing up on the gas such as coming down a overpass. I have re-replaced the coil, thinking it may have gotten a bad new coil. Have done a complete tune up as well and still have not got rid of the surging. Would a bad fuel pump cause this. Ive done a little research and it looks like the fuel filter and pump are not easy to replace on this car.
engine surges at same RPM every time.Have run into simillar problem on Chyrsler prod.with bad cam sensors,this eng. does'nt have cam sensor,any ideas?
could upstream or downstream o2 sensor cause this problem
car surges under all driving conditions
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