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Well the code p1131 is the oxygen sensor . its one of the ones in front of the catalytic convertor ... now the reason it has the strong odor is the o2 sensor is telling the car that you have to much gas so when you get to a stop sign or red light it doesn't have enough to run all the cylinders change the o2 sensor and put a little fuel treatment in it like seafoam ...
Posted on May 09, 2014
The code refers to the Heated Oxygen Sensor (upstream) this would account for the high revs at idle as the fuel/air ratio is weak so the ecu is try to keep engine running ,you could try a fuel addative that is specifically designed for the catalytic converter as well as the valves etc as this will clear any carbon deposits that have built up on the sensor as well ,follow the manufacturer instructions on the product you choose
Posted on May 09, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
there is either a vacuum leak,or a valve on the throttle body called an iac that is bad. it is the idle air controller.alot of mazda have that problem
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
Best way is to get the fault codes read using a £15 interface cable and VAG-com software (£free) on a laptop computer. It will save you money. In the meantime, have you removed and examined the spark plugs?
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Posted on Dec 03, 2008
Something similar happened to my van, and it ended up being that I needed to replace a tie rod in one of my wheels. Hope this helps! I know this was posted awhile ago.
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
Not sure what is causing it, but it sounds like you're running on 3 cyllinders. Check plugs, wires, timing . timing belt may have jumped, bad injector, low fuel pressure.
Posted on May 13, 2009
IF YOU GOT CYLINDER MISFIRE.OR OPEN FUEL INJECTOR.THAT WILL CAUSE THE PCM TO ENRICHEN FUEL MIXTURE.TO ADJUST TO DEAD CYLINDER.WHICH ACT AS A LARGE VACUUM LEAK.THATS WHY YOUR EXHAUST TAIL PIPES HAS A RAW FUEL SMELL AND WHITE SMOKES.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
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