My cars sick
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10-04-2005, 01:45 PM #1clebouef04Guest
My cars sick
00' WS6 70,000
My check engine light is flashing first out. When at an idle my exhaust is popping like I have changed the cam or something. It also has a different smell to the exhaust. Car hesitates to take off with not nearly the power it had before. At about 1200 rpm's doing 60-70 mph my car feels normal. I've had this car 5 yrs and never had any trouble with it. Could it be a plugged converter, plugged foulled, coil pack problem, I don't know. I was wondering if anyone has had any of these problems before. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
10-04-2005, 01:59 PM #2
Sounds like an ignition problem. Check all your wires and make sure none of them are burnt or disconnected. I like to wiggle the wire to the connectors to make sure it's all properly connected. Also, pull your plugs out to make sure non of the gaps are closed. You may also have a bad 02 sensor. Have the car scanned to see what codes pull up.
10-04-2005, 02:17 PM #3
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Yeah, sounds like a misfire. Flashing SES light isn't good, if you don't know anyone with a scanner "baby" it down to the nearest Autozone to get the code(s) read.
10-05-2005, 05:23 AM #4clebouef04Guest
Ok Thanks for the help I'll try this on Thursday when I get a day off. In the mean time any other recommendations would be appreciated so when I tear in to this I can trouble shoot mutiple items.
10-06-2005, 01:22 AM #5Originally Posted by Redphoenix1998
10-07-2005, 07:54 AM #6
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- ST.PETERSBURG FL
- 2001 TRANS AM WS.6
Flashing ses light = misfire check you plug wires make sure none are burned or broken
10-08-2005, 09:02 PM #7
sounds like the MAF. if it goes bad then it will cause the comp not to be able to meter the air coming in it will run to rich or lean and cause it to mis fire and the exhaust to change smell.
10-18-2005, 10:27 PM #8clebouef04Guest
my car's sick
Scanned car came up multiple cylinder mis-fires.Changed plugs,wires, and fuel filter. Found gunk (hard residue) in gap of spark plug on drivers side - cylinder closest to the fire wall. Ran car afterwards it feels like it gained a cylinder but, did not solve the problem. The exhaust still smells-is popping, SES light is still on and no power. Where is the MAF located? It has to be that or a bad coil pack right? Help me out guys....
10-19-2005, 08:57 AM #9
did you have the codes erased...actually you might not be able to erase a misfire code, might have to wait it out or disconnect the battery for 15 mins. The MAF is in front of the throttle body...in the middle of the air intake tube. From the outside it looks like a square and has a flow sticker on the side pointing towards the throttle body. Make sure the wiring harness is connected to it and that it's flowing in the proper direction. Take it out and clean it with electrical cleaner before replacing it...they are pretty expensive...and don't put your fingers inside of the maf at all...good luck
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