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Runs okay, light comes on speratically

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2003 Sunfire automatic 245000km runs well, engine stops while driving, clicking under the dash, then restarts , runs fine until next time


with the details that you have provided, it sounds like it may be either a ground, or ignition relay, but I've also encountered the same problem being the starter wire to the starter. The reason I think that is because of your dash lights coming back on .If you have use of a voltmeter you can test and see how much power is actually going to the starter An ignition relay could do the same, but usually won't interrupt the engine after it's running.

Jan 01, 2013 | 2003 Pontiac Sunfire

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Car ran hot now it wont start at all


THE ENGINE IT WONT CRANK IF OVER HEATED CHECK COOLANT LEVEL IF LOW ADD COOLANT.REPLACE THERMOSTAT AND RADIATOR PRESSURE CAP.IF ENGINE STILL OVERHEAT AT A STANDSTILL OR IN A LONG LINE OF SLOW MOVING TRAFFIC.COOLANT FAN SHOULD COME ON.IF ENGINE OVERHEAT CHECK TO SEE IF COOLANT TURNS ON IF NO.CHECK COOLANT FAN FUSE AND RELAY.IFBOTH OKAY HOTWIRE COOLANT FAN TO SEE IF FAN RUNS IF NO REPLACE COOLANT FAN MOTOR. IF FAN RUNS PROBLEM COULD BE PCM OR THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR FAULTY OR DAMAGE WIRE CONNECTOR TO COOLANT FAN.USE A CODE SCANNER TO LOOK FOR PCM OR ECT FAULTS.IF EVERY THING CHECK OUT OKAY LOOK AT ENGINE OIL DIP STICK.IF IT LOOKS LIGHT BROWN OR LIKE MILK SHAKE YOUR HEAD GASKET BLOWN.MAKE SURE YOU HAVE 50/50 ANTIFREEZE AND WATER TO ENGINE TO HELP RAISE BOILING POINT.WHEN OUTSIDE TEMPERATURES HOT.

Aug 05, 2010 | 2000 Oldsmobile Alero

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Engine light came on. The van runs okay for a few minutes then starts to sputter. It was low on oil so I put some of the only oil I had onhand 20w40. Could this do any damage to the engine? What else would...


The sputtering and check engine light sounds like a bad ERC valve or oxygen sensor.

You can take it to most repair shops and they can run a diagnostics for free. Auto Zone will do the same thing.

May 14, 2010 | 2004 Ford Freestar

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The car idles up down very slightly its hard to notice unless you realy listen to the engine, when you shut the car off it jerks a little its like a shake , also sometimes when you are about to come to a...


Sounds like your 02 sensors are bad. This will cause speratic idle. Up down, up down. If it still fires a little after engine is shut off, then there is too much fuel in motor caused by faulty 02 sensors. This will also cause check engine light to turn on. The 02 sensors tell the computer how much gas to give to engine

Nov 09, 2009 | Honda Odyssey Cars & Trucks

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Idles okay, runs rough when gas applied


Either a bad MAP sensor, or TPS. What is the code for the check engine light? This will most likely tell you what it is.

May 27, 2009 | 1994 Chevrolet C1500

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Check engine light comes on temporarily - engine chuggs at idle


Before changing you pcm try cleaning your egr valve. remove the valve and see if its stuck in the open position if so use a small pick to clean around the spring.

Mar 12, 2009 | 1999 Jeep Cherokee 4WD

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Engine Warning Light is on, earlier car sputtered and poor power


get the car code read for starters then let me have the code

Dec 29, 2008 | 2003 Audi A4 Cabriolet

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My 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX (automatic) has 71,000 miles and the check engine light came on today. Ther car still runs okay and was tuned up several months ago. Can I still drive it without damaging it?


When your check engine light comes on, the car is telling you there's a problem, but it's still okay to drive to your destination. When the check engine starts blinking at you, that means pull over and turn off the car before you incur more damage.
Please keep in mind that you shouldn't be driving it indefinitely without having your code checked (you can rent a code reader from most car parts stores) but that you probably won't kill anything if you drive it for a few more days.

Dec 25, 2008 | 2004 Subaru Impreza

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