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I have a 2.0 Avenger and the engine cuts off. This only happens before engine reaches operating temp.

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I would suspect an 02 sensor fault, possible a coolant fault as well. Take it to the dealer and see if it is still covered under factory warranty. Good Luck.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

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My truck is a 95 chevy silverado 1500 it cuts off in 1st gear


Does it seem like when the engine is cold it runs ok, then when it reaches operating temp. it starts acting up? (poor acceleration, stalling) When I had that problem w/ my 93 K1500, it ended up being my oxygen sensor. (causing too rich of a mixture in the throttle body)
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1984 olds cutlass supreme brougham. Drives good until operating temp is reached. It starts to cut out. Changed plugs,wires,cap,rotor. Checked timing. Still cuts out. No smoke from exhaust. Changed fuel...


I would be suspecting a faulty condenser and coil as when they reach operating temperature they start to break down electrically.. Check that the auto choke is coming off and not tending to over fuel the engine

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Caravan does't reach operating temperature


No one ever said new means good. Try another thermostat. Make sure it is the recommended temp for the vehicle. I would spend the extra money to buy a dealer thermostat. What controls temp is restriction of flow thru the system until a set temperature is reached and the thermostat opens. Has to be a thermostat.

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1999 dodge Avenger stalling


One is the missing fuel filter, clean throttle body, any codes?

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Aux fan not cutting in when o/heating 1989 190E 2.6Ltr. Fans operate when tested.


Your vehicle should have a viscous fan clutch for controlling the engine temp from overheating. The auxillary fans in front are used when the a/c is on. I would start by spinning the engine fan or viscous fan by hand when the vehicle is off. The fan should show resistance when you spin it. If it doesn't and it just free spins then the viscous fan clutch is bad. Let me know what happens when you spin the engine fan and also exactly how high does the engine temp get. Does it reach the red mark?

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Heater quit


Thermostat regulates coolant temp so that the engine doesn't run too cool, It has no effect on the heater temp once the engine has reached operating temperature. Check that the hoses running from engine cooling system to the dashboard are not blocked, bent or broken. (Actually if broken, engine would lose all coolant fluid, and you would notice the mess). Check that the heater switch is doing its job, and actually activating the heater. All that said, If your car happens to have NO thermostat, engine will never reach a normal temp, and the heater will not work.

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Very bad idol and run condition.


sounds like a possible water temp issue... check your thermostat and/or water temp sensor. when you first start your engine the computer uses the water temp reading to do a 'cold start' scenario, more fuel. once you reach normal operating temp the fuel should be cut back. if the thermostat is not opening and closing properly this can cause strange readings from the water temp sensor (which is mounted near the thermostat)... unlikely the sensor is bad, but a possibility... more likely the thermostat.

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318ti M44 acceleration problem


Have someone handy to press the gas pedal for you after the engine has warmed up well; best if driven.

While you listen at the exhaust pipe, have your helper increase the revs slowly and note whether the exhaust note changes to a hiss, instead of the sound of an engine firing.

You may have a decayed catalytic convertor and when they come apart inside, they can clog mufflers and resonators (the second, smaller muffler).

I've had this happen on more than one car and when it happened on a Fiat Strada years ago, since the routing of the system was fairly straight and made of heavier gauge stainless steel, I fired two shots with a .357 magnum into the tailpipe.
Never had another problem with it.

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