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Colt9699
08-03-2006, 12:06 AM
well she is running real rough and now the service engine soon light is comming on but it goes off then comes back on.

any ideas in general of where I should start to diagnose this p[roblem?

Maybe O2 sensor or egr valve?
Just kinda happened all of a sudden.....

bri487
08-03-2006, 12:16 AM
what year, motor?

Colt9699
08-03-2006, 12:24 AM
what year, motor?


sorry should have added to my orginal post

1991
4.6L V6 non vortec

lilmaniac2
08-03-2006, 12:25 AM
run the code... or take it to autozone to get it checked

Colt9699
08-03-2006, 12:26 AM
will autozone check the code for me for free?

lilmaniac2
08-03-2006, 12:27 AM
yup

Colt9699
08-03-2006, 12:28 AM
ok i'll go see the AZ boys tomorrow, thanks for the reply

bumpin_blazer
08-03-2006, 12:59 AM
sounds like something my 93' did for a few weeks. seems like it's going to cut off then roars back up? i know part of my problem when i did that was the alt was going bye bye.

bibby
08-03-2006, 01:08 AM
My civic started acting like that, and it was plugs.

Colt9699
08-03-2006, 01:28 AM
i just replaced the alt about 1month ago so i hope thats not the issue.

plugs may be a decent place to start.

I'll check with az about checking thecode and go from there.

Colt9699
08-03-2006, 01:34 PM
well i went to auto zone and they checked the code and it says i need a new o2 sensor, but he says thats not gonna change how rough it runs, so i replaced the plugs and wires and it still runs just as rocky as before.

any new suggestions?

IrTehL33T@DBeez
08-03-2006, 02:34 PM
well the thing about the o2 sensor code... what was the code specifically? because that doesnt automatically indicate a faulty o2 sensor, if it is for example an o2 voltage high or low what you're really looking at is an indication of either a rich or lean condition at which point you need to determine what is causing that symptom, rather than actually do anything with the o2 sensor itself.

Colt9699
08-04-2006, 12:05 AM
codes were 13 and 44

says its running lean and faulty circuit O2 sensor on drivers side

this is what the guy at auto zone said.

bumpin_blazer
08-04-2006, 01:48 PM
take it to a mechanic and get them to check it out. it sounds just like the problem i had a while ago with my jimmy but i can't remember what was wrong with it.

photocrazy8
08-04-2006, 04:44 PM
sounds like something my 93' did for a few weeks. seems like it's going to cut off then roars back up? i know part of my problem when i did that was the alt was going bye bye.

most of the time that is your fuel pump going bad, i have changed two in my 99 tahoe in the last year...