Tag: sensors

32 Posts

Jul 01, 1999

What could be causing my speedometer to fail and the "check engine light" to come on?

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I have a Jeep Cherokee with four-wheel drive and the liter straight six I love it However occasionally the speedometer fails to register and the check engine light comes on This usually occurs on the first trip of the day...

sensors check engine light speedometers

Dec 01, 1998

My Taurus can barely make it over an 8-9 thousand foot mountain pass. Is it suffering from oxygen deprivation?

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Last summer my family and I loaded up the ' Taurus and went for a drive in the mountains When we got to an altitude of or feet we seemed to lose more and more power and about the only...

horsepower sensors

Mar 01, 1997

When I stop at a red light and am using headlights, wipers and AC, my car shakes like it's going to break apart.

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We have a Corsica four-cylinder with miles When I use the headlights windshield wipers and air conditioning and then stop for a red light the car feels like it's going to shake to pieces I can stop the vibration by...

throttles idling sensors computers

Jan 01, 1997

What does an oxygen sensor do and I how can I keep it from causing a smog test failure again?

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Please tell me what an oxygen sensor is I failed my smog test last month apparently because of a faulty oxygen sensor They termed me a gross polluter Can you imagine My car is LeBaron with only miles on it...

sensors emissions

Jan 01, 1997

Sputtering, lurching and backfiring. So many things could cause this, but we'd start with the sensors.

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I have a Nissan ZX turbo with miles When I start the car up on cold mornings there is a loud tapping noise for a few seconds even though the engine idles smoothly When I drive it it sputters and...

sensors diagnostics

Dec 01, 1996

Engine races when car is partially warmed up and restarted.

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Ford Taurus It has a problem which has baffled the mechanics at my Ford dealer When the car is partially warmed up and is restarted after having been off for a while the engine races And it only does this...

sensors

Jan 01, 1995

Today: The case of the buzzing oil light.

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I own this beautiful cream-colored Audi with miles and I love it I use it mostly for shopping and it hasn't failed me yet It does one annoying thing though that infuriates me For no reason that I can find...

sensors oil

May 01, 1993

How do oxygen sensors work?

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I have a question about the oxygen sensor on my Toyota Corolla How does it work and what is its purpose John TOM That's a good question John The oxygen sensor is part of the emission control system RAY Isn't...

sensors emissions

Nov 01, 1991

Jim's fuel gauge perpetually runs on empty.

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The fuel gauge on our Mercury Grand Marquis Wagon has stopped working The gauge reads empty at all times and the low fuel light is always on The service manager at the dealership says that the gas tank will have...

sensors gas tanks

Apr 01, 1991

An oxygen Sensor question, from our Three Stooges department.

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I'm standing at one of these while-u-wait tune up joints having just agreed to pay dollars for something called an oxygen sensor for my ' Buick Skylark The guy with the clipboard pulled me over pointed to an innocuous little...

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