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Old 04-24-2002, 08:01 PM
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Check engine Light! Bad idle!

I just bought a used 1989 2.6 6Cylinder 190e...and i am having a few huge problems.

Most of the time when i first start the car the engine runs horribly, and the check engine light randomly flashes. Occasionally i the car will stall and i will have to restart. By the time the car gets warm, it runs decently, most of the time without stalling. But - at any given moment, the check engine light may come on , and the car will surge. When that light comes on, the car is seriousely affected.

When i went to get the car smogged, we ran into a problem. It passed with flying colors on all tests except the co2 output test. My car got a 102, and would have failed if it reached 120. this car should have got a LOT less. Is my co2 problem related to my surginv, and stalling?

By the way, this car is an automatic.

SO any help would be greatly appreciated. I would really like to fix this, because im not willing to drive it if it is going to surge and stall when i am not expecting it to.

Any ideas?

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Old 04-24-2002, 11:19 PM
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first try searching for yoru symptoms int he search feature ont his site.

2. Search for OVP. It has been known to cause all sorts of issues.

3. Search for oxygen sensor as well it can't hurt.

Hope that helps in your search. you should easily be able to get the assitance you need here.

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Old 04-25-2002, 08:02 AM
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My vote is for...

OVP specially if you jumped your car with cables recently but, it could be some other things...

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