Hello, How are you today? I was just wanting to know if there is an easy way to install a idle air control valve in a 1989 Plymouth Reliant? What (if any) steps could make it easier?
I guess I need to know if you think this is the problem as well.
About a week and half ago, my dad put and oil filter on the car and the next day, the check engine light came on. He thought it may be the filter, so we purchased another one, the light went out a couple of times, but came back on and stayed on.
A day later, the car started running rough. Later that day, the key would turn over and it would sound like it was going to start, but it would just keep turning and eventually start. The car would randomly idle up while driving or at a light, and the exhaust had a different smell (more fumes than usual).
Since it's been a while since parts have been replaced, the assistant at the car parts place said it may need a tune up or a MAP sensor. The MAP sensor was replaced, but still the same problem.
Now, we have moved on to the idle air control valve, which leads to the questions I asked at first. I would like to know if you think that this may be the problem, or what other parts you think it may need.
I know this message was kind of long, but we appreciate any help you can give. Thank you.
Also, what is the best way to see if we have a 2.2 liter or a 2.5 liter?
Friday, February 4th, 2011 AT 5:42 PM