The car ran good except it over heated. Not quite into the red but enough to make the reservoir boil over when I took off the cap. Got that fixed by replacing the thermostat (195F), flushing the radiator & replacing the water heater.
I fixed a small vacuum hose that had collapsed & dry rotted that leads to a solenoid at the front drivers side. The car ran fine Sunday night & Monday morning.
Monday afternoon the car starts running really rough & you could smell how rich it was running. There is very little power & it is using a huge amount of gas as compared to before. I found another set of vacuum hoses that were breaking down. These had a larger hose that ran from a pipe that the solenoid connects to & a check valve at the other end that leads to a smaller hose. I replaced them & nothing. I also found a hose for the gas vapor canister that was off & connected it back up. Again no change.
I disconnected the O2 sensor but the check engine light never came on. I also tried disconnecting other sensors & no check engine light. This leads me to thinking it could be the computer module.
Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
have the same problem?
Thursday, May 19th, 2011 AT 4:04 AM