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    Angry Not good news, somethings wrong with my girl again

    hey guys,

    went to get my hair cut today, and car would not start, im on a 1/4 tank of gas yet i know my o2 sensors are shot, anyway thought i was low on gas, last time this happened last year, my friend just came over, pumped the gas a few times and my car started right up,

    today i tried it, no luck, after thinking its my battery this time, i tried to jump it and no luck, so i dumped half a can of starter fluid into it and she fired up fine, only thing is she is...;

    IDLING VERY ROUGH and while it is idling it revs up to 1200 rmps automatically and then drops down to 800 rpms, everybody knows the sound of their car and this does not sound like mine at all. its alot louder, when i rev it slightly its a very deep sound like a roar which is not my car

    so i pulled it out of the driveway to let it run for a while and i hear a TON OF CLICKING NOISES!! i look inside and it seems my starter is shaking all over the place the pullys are clicking very loudly and i dont want to risk driving it

    and when i shut it off there was a big humming sound for a brief second and then a sounded like a gasp of air or a "sigh" sound came out of it. which i never heard before

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    Re: Not good news, somethings wrong with my girl again

    Check you vacuum lines.

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    Re: Not good news, somethings wrong with my girl again

    NO more running on fumes again, ok?

    KOT

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    Re: Not good news, somethings wrong with my girl again

    Sounds like it jumped timiming on the cams....has it been low on oil at all? Also, w bad O'2's you will be defaulted into SD mode and run rich and poor fuel economy.

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    Re: Not good news, somethings wrong with my girl again

    Dumping a half a can of starting fluid in at once can be disastrous to the engine......

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    Re: Not good news, somethings wrong with my girl again

    Wats sd mode? I had a code on my car that said o2 short with heater or something like that. That's an electrical pRob right?

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    Re: Not good news, somethings wrong with my girl again

    Half a can of starter fluid? Jumping the car for the sake of jumping the car? The car is sighing because you stopped guessing at it. Anyone else, I'd say take a look at what exactly is shaking the front end, check for leaks, etc.

    You... I'd say take it to a professional mechanic.
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