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Old 11-27-2012, 01:30 PM
JimD1 JimD1 is offline
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The online sources I looked at indicate the car should still run with this code. The mileage might not be the best and there could even be drivability issues but it should run. The code can be caused by an exhaust leak, a vacumn leak, a wiring issue, or the oxygen sensor. Of those, the issue that would seem like it could stop the car from running would be a wiring issue. Or it could be two separate issues. One causing the car not to run, another resulting in the code.

When a car doesn't run, the basics are to check to see that it has gas and spark. You can normally see if it has gas by taking the air cleaner off and checking for the distinctive odor of gasoline. To check spark, there are contact devices you can use on the spark plug but we always pulled a plug. I don't know if that's possible on yours or not.

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