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Revs when idle, engine overheating, and revs uncontrollably in low gears, chugging, and bad to start after heated. oil leaking around block~recent . past few days

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  • trasher_10 Jul 12, 2009

    thanks for comment , yes changed the oil and filter, topped up coolant, and revving when idle remedied. yes the abs light is on? how do i reset the oil change/service meter gauge on dash? not overheating now either.



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Check oil and coolant have thermostat checked it may be stuck. Do you have an ASC or ABS light on in the gauge cluster?

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  • 2009gn Apr 12, 2012

    I do have same problem and ABS light is on



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