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Wash engine and check light came on how do i know if a sensor is bad without doing diagnosis test, car now burns black and back firing, can the coolant sensor or the air sensor give problem after washing the engine.

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  • annettbscott Jul 24, 2009

    i have already done that and is still having the same problem.



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Did you check the coil packs. If it leaks you can hear a small tick tick sound while engine is running or open the bonnet during night and start the engine and rev the engine . You can see from where it leaks from the sparks. please reply and rate.

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Disconnect battery & dry out all the electrical connections!!!!

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  • ROB Jul 24, 2009

    use a good water dispersent in a spray can & blow dry with compressed air!



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