Question about 2005 Dodge Magnum
After the check engine light came on yesterday my car is using 3x the fuel....why?
One, the reason the warning light is on is to tell the driver the engine computer has found a problem with the performance or emissions which could damage the catalytic converter. So you need to get the computer scanned for trouble codes as soon as you can.
Second, when the warning light is on, the engine is running in "safe mode" and is not using all of the sensor readings, so you won't get the best performance in that situation.
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Test for low fuel pressure. Refer to Fuel System Diagnosis .
Test for faulty fuel injectors. Refer to Fuel Injector Balance Test with Special Tool , Fuel Injector Balance Test with Tech 2 , Fuel Injector Solenoid Coil Test test procedures.
Inspect for fuel contamination. Refer to Alcohol/Contaminants-in-Fuel Diagnosis .
Inspect for fuel in the pressure regulator vacuum hose.
Ensure each injector harness is connected to the correct injector/cylinder.
Inspect for any items which may cause an engine to run rich, long term fuel trim is significantly in the negative range. Refer to Diagnostic Aids for DTC P0172.
Inspect for any items which may cause an engine to run lean, long term fuel trim is significantly in the positive range. Refer to Diagnostic Aids for DTC P0171.
Test for conditions which cause an incorrect idle speed.
Throttle body tampering, excessive deposits, or damage--Refer to Fuel System Description .
Restricted air intake system
Large vacuum leak
Inspect the air intake ducts for being collapsed, damaged areas, looseness, improper installation, or leaking especially between the mass air flow (MAF) sensor and the throttle body.
Inspect crankcase ventilation valve for proper operation.
Inspect the throttle position (TP) sensor and related wiring. Refer to DTC P0123 .
Monitor the 24X crankshaft position (CKP) and camshaft position (CMP) sensors on scan tool. If both are not responding, test the sensor feed circuit. Both sensors use a separate feed circuit but are internally connected to power. Test all 24X and CMP sensor circuits for intermittents. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems.
Monitor the 3X parameter on the scan tool. If the 3X is not responding, inspect the 7X CKP sensor and circuits for intermittents. Inspect the ignition control (IC) circuit, bypass circuit, 3X reference high circuit, and the 3X reference low circuit for intermittents. If these circuits become open, or shorted may not set a DTC immediately, but are capable of causing driveability complaints. Refer to Testing for Intermittent Conditions and Poor Connections in Wiring Systems.
Test the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system for proper operation. Refer to Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) System Description .
Inspect the Transaxle Range Switch input with the vehicle in drive and the gear selector in drive or overdrive.
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