Check Engine Light Fault Code
When I bought the car (almost a year ago) it was not running. The guy I bought it from broke the timing chain on it. So instead of replacing the whole engine I took a chance and just replaced the head (which my dad just got around to doing a few weeks ago). Which paid off because now the car runs (after a kinda rough idle when starting it) and sounds great...however I have not been able to drive it because while test driving it the check engine light came on (and went back out) and the car kept driving smooth and as it should, but as I slowed down the car kinda bucked, the light came back on and then the car stalled. So right now it's a mystery to me (and my dad is BS'n now because he didn't want me to get the car in the first place and I don't think he wants to keep messing with it...long story lol). I was trying to find out if the light flashed due to an actual problem and not just in error (that's why I wanted to check the code just to make sure). Maybe getting a fault code reader might be best?? My dad seems to think (thru his research) that the car might need an Idle speed stabilizer as well??? Any thoughts???
Last edited by mogul707; 01-30-2009 at 10:55 PM.
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