I started having idling and running issues recently. I could get it started right away, but if I shut it off and tried to start it again it would take a while. I found on this forum you had mentioned on many topics that the coolant temperature sensor is common to go out. I decided to replace that AND my valve cover gasket at the same time. After I replaced both, original issues are done. Although it is now kicking 2 codes a P0172 Too rich code and P0410 secondary air injector code. This evening I had to replace the valve cover gasket because the original permatex was not beaded well, so I have that put back on, and I replaced both hoses going to the valve cover. What I am wondering is, I will start the car tomorrow night and see if these codes come back. But if they do, what else can it be? Also I noticed this evening when I was checking lines and everything that there is a sensor that screws into the air filter housing under the front of the car by the front. Looks like another Coolant temperature sensor but that looks corroded. Is this a temp sensor also or what is it called and can it cause one or both codes? These codes never came on until after I replaced the temp sensor and the valve cover gasket so I am confused. I have replace the valve cover gasket before and there is nothing to it, so I am wondering why these codes kick on. When I run the car it shifts smoothly, but if I am at a speed for a while. Say 50 and I decide to slowly go to 55-60, sometimes the car now acts like it is gasping for air? Odd for me. I dont know. Any help is great. So far these are what I have replaced recently. Plugs/Wires, temp sensor, air filter, and fuel filter
have the same problem?
Monday, February 27th, 2012 AT 6:15 AM