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Old 06-16-2004, 03:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Recently i have noticed that my tach was going nuts, from resting at 0 to jumping wayyyyy past redline, but my engine isnt reving, then later my car died and wasnt able to restart. If it sits for a while it might start back up but it will soon stop again. I do have an aftermarket chip installed but i have had it for almost 3 years and never had any problems. Do you think its the chip or is it something else. Has anyone had this happen?
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im not positive, but that sure sounds like the chip, just seems odd that a problem would randomly start like that after 3 years
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Old 06-16-2004, 05:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i was thinking it was a gauge cluster at first, but if your car is dying, i have a feeling it might be something to do with the dme or maybe even the mass air flow sensor
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check the computer compartment for condensation
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