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Engine light came on. When idling or running at slow speed the engine is running rough. Using a lot of gas. What sensor could it be? Hooked it up to a computer and no code is showing.

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MAF or IAC sensor; also I suggest clean the Throttle Body.

To know what fault code is sending turn on the "check engine" need scanned the PCM (computer); some Autozone or Autoshops soit for free. With this code number could send you additional details.

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Upstream or Downstream Oxygen Sensors. When these go bad, intermittent check engine lights can show up, a decrease in gas mileage will happen as the mixture between O2 and Gas become unbalanced, and the engine will run rougher than usual.

That's where I would start.

Of course if this doesn't fix the problem and you would like the next step ideas, please include what kind of year, make and model of your vehicle. This will help tailor the known issues down.

Thanks.

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Tps-throttle positon sensor. It will run like the choke is stuck when its cold especially and use a gas

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