I got the car tested and it had 8 codes in all. I took it to a mech shop I know very well and the owener suggested I disconnect the battery for 30 min. Before this he checked the MAF and it was bad. I replaced this along with the fuel cap. When I disconnected the battery I noticed that it is to small for the car. It looks like a lawnmore battery. I will replace this when I have more funds.
The car does idle when warm now but it idles lower then what it should. The check ingine light did come back on. I will take your advice and clean the throttle body and idle control valve this weekend. I will replace the battery by next Fri.
It is a very good little car other then these glitches. I've already went through a tank full of gas and it gets over 31MPG. Which is MUCH better then the tank I use to drive and that's another story. I'm sure I know what's wrong with it, but Desel parts are VERY expensive. Also, I would either have to take it somewhere or get a book and TRY to do it myself. Needless to say, I would rather have a profesional work on my truck. Even though I know I can learn, I also know I don't have all the electronic tools to fine tune it after I replace the part or parts I believe are giving me the problem.
Thank you very much and I will let you know what happens after I clean or replace those parts.
Thursday, October 7th, 2010 AT 6:18 AM