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Check Engine Light comes on FREQUENTLY and Stays on ...often.

In addition to this..... car runs very rough and high. Consumes too much gas. Car stopped at a light last week...it was the alternator...$300 later... Car is junk!!

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  • Uriel Morales
    Uriel Morales May 11, 2010

    Can you please clarify "Junk" What is it doing now? Can you get the Check engine codes read?

  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Have you at least had it scanned for fault codes? Apparently most of the major autoparts places will do it free, at least then you have a direction of what may be problem. Get back with codes & we'll see if we can help.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    stays running high use a lot of gas

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Sounds like your not in fuel control. Spark plugs are fouling out. You may need a 02 sensor and new plugs, You may also have a Map sensor bad or unplugged or the vacuum line to it is plugged. Also you may have to high fuel pressure or the return line is blocked if applicable..
If all this fails to resolve this you may have dripping injectors. Take a spark plug out to see if your running rich, Are they wet and sooty.

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