Funny opening line :lol:
The car very well may not have not had any problems that the prior owner was aware of at that time. IT is a used car. But even new ones can come with headaches.
Here are some possibilities for the code:
Air Measurement System
MAF sensor (contaminated, damaged, malfunctioning, etc.)
Fuel pressure regulator (leaking, malfunctioning, etc.).
Fuel filter plugged, dirty.
Fuel pump (weak, check valve leaking, etc.).
Leaking/contaminated fuel injectors.
Low fuel pressure or running out of fuel.
EVAP canister purge valve leaking (when canister is "clean").
Fuel supply line restricted.
Fuel rail pressure sensor (incorrect reading).
Air Induction System
Air leaks after the MAF.
PCV system (leak, valve stuck open, etc.)
Improperly seated engine oil dipstick.
Exhaust leaks before or near the HO2Ss (exhaust manifold gasket, mating gaskets, etc.).
EGR valve tube/gasket leak
EVR solenoid vacuum leak
Secondary Air Injection
Damaged/malfunctioning secondary air injection system (mechanically stuck valve).
I assume this is a 3.0? Tell me the 8th digit of the VIN.
The ticking may be thin oil from it not being changed. Pull the dipstick and smell it and feel the oil. Does it seem thin? Does it smell like raw gas at all?
You can check some of these yourself, w/o bothering hubby. Yet. IT may inspire him :wink:
Get the info, and we will go from there. :)
Sunday, January 7th, 2007 AT 6:26 PM