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Old 01-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #1
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02 cutting out

I swear this car is cursed. One sensor after another it seems. But it did set quite a bit over 5 years so can't blame it. The current problem is it's cutting out actually seems to be leaning out momentarily now that it's cold out. In 40-50 degree temps doesn't seem to occur. Basically it loses power after stopping for a light and again around 45mph (shifting in overdrive). Nudge it a bit she'll go eventually. But it doesn't do it when it's stone cold or fully warmed up. Today I hit the gas pedal when it did it and you could hear it pinging. It does ping but it's not typical around this rpm.

I'm sure this a sensor but which one? Due to problems with the temp sensor almost everything that would be a typical answer has been changed. Ignition coil, spark plugs and wires.. filters etc. I bypassed the DPFE sensor and didn't seem to help.. although it does run better! No CEL as normal. Any ideas?


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Old 01-21-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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sounds like it could be similar to my PCV hose failure (it fell off in my case). check the hose coming out of the top right of the engine for holes/leaks.

also, PCV valve needs replacement after some time - easy to unscrew it (by hand) and see how bunged up it is - it is the plastic part sticking out of the top right of the valve cover. here's hoping it is that, $20 fix and 5 minutes.
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Replaced the elbow at the back and cleaned the valve. Not sure what's causing this issue. No codes.
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