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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2002, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
 
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What did I do to my car?

Cleaned MAF a couple days ago. Dad drove car to iowa (8 hours). Stays there for a week. Check Engine light comes on after getting more gas. He refils at empty and it stays on. He comes home saying that I caused he light. As Im buying the car its pretty much my problem any way. I took the MAF out again and took a peak at it. Looks fine to me. Even some crap still left on it. Also, it did fix my miss when the car is cold!! Im very happy with that, but not pleased with the check engine light. Seems to run fine so how could it be the MAF? Hopefully this is just a stored code from the bad fuel. I think he is off getting codes read right now. What do yall think?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2002, 07:45 PM
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get the codes read then come back and tell us what they are. its really hard to say what happened when we dont know the codes and we dont have the car here.

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2002, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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crap he couldn't get the codes read. the reader wouldn't read it.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-09-2002, 09:39 PM
 
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crap he couldn't get the codes read. the reader wouldn't read it.

Did he use the correct reader?(If not sure, go to Autozone and they'll read it for free) It has to give you something, even if the PCM is bad it's gonna tell you that your PCM is bad.
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Nope, he hooked it up key off, would tell u it was connected, when he turned the key on it was supposed to chirp or somethin he said. didn't do jack. Turned off in fact. For actron cd915 scanner. Ima reset the compu today to see if it was a stored code.
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two guesses, if you were messing with the maf before the light went on.

Insufficent maf voltage= make sure the maf plug is plugged in properly

Also, make sure the temperature guage is plugged in, that will throw a code if its unplugged.

Other than that, use some electrical cleaner on the maf, and blow it dry with a can of air.

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hmmmm it seems fine now. I reset the eec and it didn't rethrow the code so im assuming it was crappy gas. Ill have to ask where he got it... Citgo nebody? It was smoking like a ***** when I did my engine mount test and a little in idle, but I think that has gone away. Ill start a new thread on the engine mount. Thanks a lot guys.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-10-2002, 09:54 PM
 
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you said refilled at empty? what happened is probably you had some dirt at the bottom of the tank and might have sucked it up and the fuel filter got dirty and the car wasn't getting enough fuel, or it got to the injectors maybe (probly not), maybe it's time to change the fuel filter.

If it starts doing that again I'd change the fuel filter
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-11-2002, 04:21 PM Thread Starter
 
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What I meant was he refilled it when it got low. I dont think it was actually empty. now hes telling me he refilled it and drove around town up there for 15 mins or so and then it came on. I dunno, I just now its fixed now.
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