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Old 19 Feb 2012, 02:54 pm
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Question Back again Check engine light now

Wow will this saga never end LOL. 04 Non-turbo.
Changed IAC last weekend. Thought things were getting better.
Idle is fine now with no issues, however when at speed I am now getting a massive sputter and lag. Went for a drive today and it got so bad the check engine light came on. I had to crawl home at around 20 MPH. Anything over that and I thought the ride was gonna die.

The CEL did not stay on, it flashed and then went off.
I did pour a bottle of Lucas in the gas to make sure everything was clean as far as injectors.
and I am not getting any coeds using the key trick.

Suggestions?

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Old 19 Feb 2012, 04:26 pm
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Default Re: Back again Check engine light now

You say your not getting any codes, does it say "done"? If not, your not doing it right. If it does, the only thing you can do is start from scratch because everything else is just a guess. Check you plugs and wires. Lack of fuel pressure will cause it to do that. Are you getting freezing temp where you are? Throw in a bottle of de-icer to get rid of any condensation/water that's mixed with the fuel.

A partially blocked injector or fuel line from debris or ice will give you a good idle but when you need fuel for faster driving it can't give it to you. Had that happen to two cars up in Maryland in the winter.
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Old 19 Feb 2012, 04:31 pm
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Hey Crewizin...just started a new thread. I was getting the "done" at the end of the code search. Looks like I found the culprit in a reset of the computer. Its running pretty flawlessly now. A few minor sputters and lags while on the test drive but you would never notice if you were not looking for them. Many thanks to your patience and for your help through getting this squared away. I guess the good thing is I now have replaced enough of the parts that I should have no issues for another 65K miles
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Old 19 Feb 2012, 04:33 pm
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Yea, I just answered your other question. Hope everything continues to run good for you.
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