Check engine light has been going on and off for some time. Every mechanic I've taken it to has said to replace the plugs and wires, but I have already done that. Then, last week and again tonight, the car stalled out while going uphill while turning right or having just turned right and hitting a small pothole. Both times, the car would not turn over until some sort of impact to the front. A friend said it sounds like a bad solenoid. If so, any idea where it might be or, if not, what else it could be? Coil packs are good, plug sockets are good, plugs are good. The car makes a rattling noise too, at times, while driving, but mechanic said it was nothing to worry about, just something vibrating. Thanks.
The solenoid gots nothing to do with stalling it out-why don't you try checking the fuel pressure and comeback
February, 26, 2007 AT 10:51 PM
Wouldn't a fuel pressure problem manifest a lot more often than in those two scenarios? I mean, taking a right turn and going over a slight bump is something the average car does 4 or 5 times a day easily. Same with going uphill; I turn right into my work's parking lot on top of a hill and it doesn't do it there.
What about the blinking check engine light? Or the one that comes on and stays on throwing the random/multiple misfire code?
February, 27, 2007 AT 12:05 AM
Have the OBD2 pull and comeback w/the code
February, 27, 2007 AT 9:42 AM
The light is not on right now, but when it does come on, the code is always random/multiple misfire. This is a printout I got from Advanced Auto Parts when they hooked it up to the ODB2 machine: " Codes: ENG: 106/P0302
Misfire" And that's all it ever says. The plugs were replaced and the wires were checked by two different shops and pronounced to be just fine. If it's not the plugs/wires, it has to be farther down/back, right? The solenoid or whatever's feeding into it is what I was told to get checked out.
February, 27, 2007 AT 12:36 PM
Misfires can be caused by worn or fouled spark plugs, a weak spark (weak coil, bad spark plug wire), loss of compression, vacuum leaks, anything that causes an unusually lean fuel mixture (lean misfire), an EGR valve that is stuck open, dirty fuel injectors, low fuel pressure, or even bad fuel.
March, 2, 2007 AT 3:24 PM
Check the following
rotar arm in distributor
if u r missfiring either u have replaced the leads in the wrong sequence or the rotar is not making contact with the distributor cap properly u can get a full kit for around $20 this will give u a new cap and rotar
try that let me know how it goes
March, 2, 2007 AT 5:07 PM
I didn't replace the plugs; that was done by a local dealership. It's presently at another one with instructions to give it a top to bottom inspection and locate any problematic components, connections, or anything else that looks awry. If they can't figure it out, I'll probably just trade it in.
It died on me today as I was heading out for a job interview, only this time I couldn't get it to stay started after giving it some taps on the front. It would sometimes turn over, but would immediately start to shake and then shut off again.
March, 2, 2007 AT 9:53 PM
Dont waste money or a good car there could be nemerous simple things wrong with it from a loose battery cable to distributor or ground cable its sounding like a ground cable or battery lead when it dies and u try to turn it over again does the starter even move can u hear it trying to turn or is it just dead absoloutly nothing at all till u bump the car
could be a loose connection my friend had the same problam for months then I went and looked at it for him pulled on the live battery cable whist he tried to turn it over and it started something so simple
here is my yahoo id = newpcexpress
let me know how it goes
March, 5, 2007 AT 11:13 PM
Turns out it was the crank sensor that was the problem as far as the stalling out goes. They replaced it and gave the engine a thorough check-over and found nothing amiss. Now my problem is that the oil light is on and won't go out. I added oil AND transmission fluid (though neither was close to bone dry) and it's still on. Could this be an aftereffect of the sensor replacement? How to get rid of it?
March, 6, 2007 AT 10:35 AM
U might have low oil preasure
i havnt dealt much with oil preasur but I will give u a user name of someone who can help u