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Old 04-26-2010, 05:50 AM
wilson wilson is offline
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Update: I now have over 130,000 miles on my 99 ranger and since adding White Shepard the second time in six months I have seen oil consumption drop to an acceptable rate perhaps using a quart every 1500 miles more or less. I have also begun using Lucas fuel treatment which is giving better operational results since ethanol has been increased in volume at the pumps reducing the fuel octane rating overall. Running 87 rated fuel now causes misfires but 89 performs well with the Lucas additive which doesn't keep misfires away when I run 87.
I'm also having a check engine issue with my 2000 Honda Accord which I believe is a malfunctioning onboard computer that I refuse to replace so I just remove the battery cable to reset the computer and continue driving. I won't go into lengthy detail about that issue because this isn't a Honda forum! Anyway; I won't go to the dealer with it either....that costs too much!
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Old 07-06-2010, 12:45 PM
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As of today what I thought was fixed is now worse than ever! This time the "check engine" warning light came on while the engine was sputtering as bad as it ever has!
I am thinking the oxygen sensors probably must be changed since I have been having carbon build-up on my right tail pipe. I have changed them in the past and have many thousands of miles on them so it's worth a try in my mind.
I just added my third container of White Shepard a few days ago which appeared to correct the problem but this morning when I started the beast up; the sputtering was worse than ever!
I also pulled the plugs and all but the right front were fine.
The right front had oil on it which is not surprising because ever since the local garage replaced the heads I have been having plug fouling with that front right cylinder...that's why I've been adding White Shepard.
It won't do anything for fouled oxygen sensors and my cousin tells me there is no way to clean an oxygen sensor so it looks like it's time for that.
Perhaps that will solve the problem....hopefully!
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:12 AM
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First, don't rely on ABS. Leave safe distances between you and the next car and remember that no ABS system is infallible. Nor do they dramatically reduce stopping distances on good pavement. Marv Miller suggests replacing the brake fluid every 2-4 years, as many European car makers recommend.
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Old 05-19-2011, 02:43 AM
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MODELAGEEK This is my first post. I have that same clicking sound, speedometer temporarily bounces to zero and it only happens with mild break pressure. I will check for the sensor. Seems logical as the problem came out of nowhere and we've had lots of rain lately.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:59 PM
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I wanted to post my solution. My front end needed some attention. The wheel bearing, upper control arm and the lower ball joint was replaced. After all was aligned, the ABS light went away. My mechanic said these problems probably caused the sensor to misread the wheel rotation. Hope this helps
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