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Old 10-06-2005, 08:47 AM   #1
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Angry Problems, problems

I took my car to the dealer yesterday, because it sounded like it was running on 3 cilinders and had no power. It was back-firing through the exhaust and through the air intake. It could not idle. Still waiting for it, but they said it was the VCT solinoid that packed up. Said I should have it again by today. Lucky I am still in warrenty.




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Old 10-06-2005, 08:55 AM   #2
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Sounds expensive. Good thing you're still in warranty, indeed!
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Old 10-06-2005, 03:31 PM   #3
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They replaced the VCT solinoid and also a cracked spark plug. Seems to be running well the little I drove it.
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Old 10-06-2005, 04:12 PM   #4
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did they say how all of that stuff went wrong? Was there a previous owner? What year is your car?
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Old 10-07-2005, 10:09 AM   #5
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Nope, apparently there is a TSB on the VCT solinoid, but I don't know how the plug got cracked. Perhaps I was not carefull enough when I put them in. When I started having the problem, I thought I had a dead plug and changed them all, but that did exactly nothing.
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