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Rough Idle

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by v13tl2omeo408, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. v13tl2omeo408

    v13tl2omeo408 Member

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    Well i am having problems wit my idle. It is rather rough and not constant. The Maintenence light is also on. Everytime i turn on a light, turnsignal, and emergencylight, the idle gets lower and then it raises again. I was told it might be a bad o2 sensor. Any ideas guys? Thanx.
     
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    maintenance light, or check engine light? If it's check engine then get the code and tell us what it is. Sounds like an alternator problem to me though...

    Ian
     
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    Hmm... might be. When i was driving today, when pushed, a high pitch squeeking sound did occur. It is the maintenence light. Thanx .
     
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    Check the tension in your belts. Actually just check your belts. Might need replacing. If they are fine go check the tension, and if that's fine then check the alternator.
     
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    Thanks Guys... its fixed. A tune up and oil change made tha maintenece light go away. And the sound wasnt a winding from a belt, it was a crack in the intak box and made a high pitched whistle.
     
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    Awesome! Keep your engine/transmission well lubricated and do all the routine maintenance stuff before something breaks. Your car will thank you for it.
     
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