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60,000 miles on 2006 stratus sxt(dodge) check engine light comes on intermittently, and will go off sometimes by itself. rough idle and acceleration, as well as slow response and response is jumpy then smooths out. had new plugs ignition harness and two coil packs,drive belts, a new battery, and a new fuel injecter replaced, with in the past 6 months, now my mechanic thinks it is a tsb that will require hime to do an upper engine overhaul, to get inside and "see if" the TSB problem is what i have happening. is this a good idea?i only have had the car since oct. 2011 and drove from CO-CA and back too.
Posted by Anonymous on
Take it somewhere else like to an accredited professional service center and have a proper diagnosis done
the first step is a reading of the fault codes
next is a compression test to determine engine condition and gasket problems
I think that a fault code reading by a competent operator will reveal the problem areas and I don't think an engine overhaul is the answer
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
do you get check engine codes?..have you done a leak down test and compression test to determine mechanical engine health?
Posted on Oct 07, 2008
SOURCE: #5 cylinder misfire
I have a corolla and had #4 cylinder misfire also diagnosed at autozone. After changing the spark plugs, problem persisted, along with the same error code, so they recommended changing the spark plug wires, and that is what fixed it. I would have changed the rotor cap too, but was low on dough. Glad that was not the problem.
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
if the engine light is flashing, it means you have a misfire in one or more cylinders. it is most likely plugs or coil wires.
mine started doing this a few weeks ago. finally got around to changing the plugs today. the cylinder order on fords is easy, passenger side from front to back is 1234, driver side front to back is 5678. my number 4 cylinder had a plug that was collapsed. the metal piece was crushed into the contact, not allowing any spark.
Posted on Jul 13, 2009
The problem is a faulty solenoid in the vapor recovery system. The solenoid is sticking open and allowing fumes from expansion of fuel in the fuel tank to enter the air intake and smother the engine. This is how the Mazda service tech explained it to me. It is a known problem on the Mazda 3 in various trims which Mazda refuses to acknowledge. Usually the check engine light comes on and the engine diag code reads mass airflow sensor, which is incorrect. I dealt with this for 6 months on my wife's 2005 Mazda 3i before the dealership figured it out. My cousin bought a 2007 Mazda Speed 3 which developed the same problem after a few months and was cured by the same fix.
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
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