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Old 08-27-2007, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Engine light and shaking

Last night everything was fine when I got home. I go to wash it this morning and is starts up then almost sounds like it wants to stall.
Open the hood and the whole engine exspecially around the belts seem like it is shaking.
Put it in gear it gets worse.
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Safe to take it to local shop? If it will even make it. Or anyone have anything to check the code near clarkston?
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Sounds exactly like what happend when my MAF sensor went bad.
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hmm are they common to go bad? How much and was it an easy fix?

Thanks for the reply!
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Without knowing the code, there'* not much to go on. Start with the basics: check your wires, pull the IAC and MAF and clean them. This could also be the result of a bad batch of gas. How long has it been since you changed the fuel filter?
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I will have the code within the hour. Im going to get a scanner in a little bit when my friend gets here.
Fuel filter hasnt been changed since Ive had the car (about 11 months)
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do you have Auto Zones or Advanced Auto'* - around here they will check the codes for free.
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yeah but im scared to take the car there....
not even sure if it would make it..
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you can always buy your own scanner for like $50

and as was said above.. your just throwing darts if you dont know the code
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Autozone also rents out scanners for like $150... 100% refundable
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Do you believe it'* running on all 6?
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