Check engine light is on?

Tiny
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Hook it to that big hose that goes right behind your throttle body.
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Tiny
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Okay, I will try that. Thanks
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You are welcome.
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Tiny
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Another question; I need something that smokes to put in the glass jar. I found a product that you use outside that you light and it just smokes, but it has a citrus smell to it. Do you think that would be a problem if I use it? It is a round green coil that is use to help keep insect at bay or should I just use a charcoal bis that you get hot place cardboard around it and it smokes.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Can you post a picture of your smoke machine? I used a old metal paint sprayer. With a glow plug on the bottom and I use unscented mineral oil from a feed and tack store. I pressurize the machine with a asthma nubulizer machine. Put the inlet and outlet nipples on the top of the paint cup. It works really good.
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Tiny
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I first tried a fogger machine, bad idea did not work out so well. As far as what your talking about I would not go those routes. That is why I asked to see a picture of what your building.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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On this one, you hook up a small portable tire pump to it (on side of jar) and it blows smoke up. Did you have random misfire when you did the smoke thing and if so did you find a leak? The mechanic suggested I change the wires as they are original, do think they can go bad and also the coil pack?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
1970GREENOLDS
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I have seen this smoker made and used from start to finish on youtube.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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I am a professional service tech I worked for Saturn for over sixteen year. Ii am a factory trained Saturn tech factory trained GM ev1 electric car trained tech and a VW trained tech. Currently I am in charge of the used car department at a VW dealer. So just a short background on myself since you asked. I built my on smoke machine since there $700.00 and up to buy one. That is too much for something I can build. I took the money and put it towards a professional scan tool instead. I have used it to find vacuum leaks exhaust leaks and evaporator leaks so far. So does it miss fire at idle or going down the road under a load?
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Tiny
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To answer your question the mineral oil smokes it works the same way the one on the tool truck works. Are you using the pump fill car tires with? If so that is way too much pressure you only use very little pressure.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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Okay, yes, but it is a small portable one and takes awhile to air a tire up, so I am thinking it is less powerful then a large portable one or the type you use at a gas station. You just notice it at idle and even then it is not all the time. When the mechanic hooked his scanner up to it (second time) the car was running and he pointed out that it is not doing it all the time. I do not notice any problems when I drive it. The only thing I noticed a couple of times is when you put foot on gas peddle to go it seemed like the motor went engine went back then went. I do not know how else to describe it.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The pump your using is too much pressure. You could damage gaskets parts etc You only use like a fish pump that runs a bubble rock in a fish tank. If it is only really during idle. It is not the wires when they go bad they miss typically under load. If there the original wires it would not be a bad thing to change them.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
1970GREENOLDS
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I just pull mineral spirts in jar then light it? What is the white thing. Looks like a mini-neb. Machine? Do you have any idle what is wrong with the car?
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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No I have a 1980's Chevrolet diesel Blazer glow plug that makes the mineral oil smokes. You do not light anything on fire. Also even if I was there with the car I would have to look at things and do tests like a smoke test scan tool readings looking for miss fires etc. Like I said before helping to fix cars over the internet is challenging to say the least.
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:17 AM (Merged)
Tiny
YNWIA
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  • 2006 FORD TAURUS
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I have a 06 Taurus SE, 3.0L 12v, Engine Code U. 40K miles. Bought at 27K miles. A few days ago, I drove 3 miles to a store, turned off the engine and this happened.

It will start, but the engine vibrates and sputters like misfire. Engine light is one. Hit on the gas and the engine is not running faster or responding. The car would not go either. There is also dark smoke coming out of the tail pipe.

This car has a history of hard cold start. I had to try 2-4 times to start the engine in the morning. Meanwhile, I had to hit on the gas pedal hard while cranking the engine. I have got 9 codes:

* P0190: Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction, or Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor "A" Circuit

* P0191: Fuel Rail Pressure Circuit Range/Performance, or Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor "A" Circuit Range/Performance

* P2196: O2 Sensor Signal Biased/Stuck Rich Bank 1 Sensor 1

* P2198: O2 Sensor Signal Biased/Stuck Rich Bank 2 Sensor 1

* P0190(pd): Fuel Rail Pressure Sensor Circuit Malfunction

* P0191(pd): Fuel Rail Pressure Circuit Range/Performance

* P0300(pd): Random/Multiple Cylinder Misfire Detected

* P2196(pd): Undefined code

* P2198(pd): Undefined code

Any idea what could cause the problem? How to find out which part to replace? Thanks a lot
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:19 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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P0190

Possible Causes: VREF open in harness
VREF open in sensor
Vacuum leaks

P0191Possible Causes:
High fuel pressure
Low fuel pressure
Damaged FRP sensor
Excessive resistance in the circuit
Vacuum leaks
Low or no fuel

all other codes
Possible Causes:
Electrical:
Short to VPWR in the harness or HO2S
Water in the harness connector
Open/shorted HO2S circuit
Corrosion or incorrect harness connections
Damaged HO2S
Damaged powertrain control module (PCM)

Fuel System:

Excessive fuel pressure
Leaking/contaminated fuel injectors
Leaking fuel pressure regulator
Low fuel pressure or running out of fuel
Vapor recovery system

Induction System:

Air leaks after the mass air flow (MAF) sensor
Vacuum leaks
PCV system
Improperly seated engine oil dipstick

EGR System:

Leaking gasket
Stuck EGR valve
Leaking diaphragm or EVR

Base Engine:

Oil overfill
Camshaft timing
Cylinder compression
Exhaust leaks before or near the HO2S(s)
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:19 AM (Merged)
Tiny
DHUFFMAN
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  • 2006 FORD TAURUS
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 124,000 MILES
I have a 2006 ford taurus when I was sitting idling the engine died when I tried to start it it would start and die a few times like it was out of gas. THen it would just crank over and not start. After about 30 minutes I tried it it started right up and run fine now the check engine light is on.I have recently replaced fuel filter
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:19 AM (Merged)
Tiny
BMRFIXIT
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Check for vacuum leak
And check PCV valve and its hose

Check engine light on
1st step should be to check for codes
Most local repair and part stors can help you in getting the codes
You can list what you have for codes for more help
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Saturday, October 24th, 2020 AT 11:19 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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After I drove it about 50 miles the check engine light went off, then about 30 miles it died and wouldnt start
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