Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:30 AM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:45 AM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 12:33 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 01:14 PM
btw, what happened to your coolant overflow bottle?
Edited by need4speed, 18 June 2009 - 01:15 PM.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:10 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:19 PM
the evap is suppose to be where i drew the circle and there's a bolt that screws where the light blue arrow points to. i guess u r missing that bolt now.
i'm almost afraid to think whatelse the mech missed / mis-install / didn't care to do properly.... :S
Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:25 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 02:43 PM
images are from alldatadiy
from looking at the circuit... trace the vac line from the purge solenoid (the piece that was riding against the belts) to the intake mani. if the line is not a hard line but a rubber line, pinch the line and see if your idle improves.
Edited by need4speed, 18 June 2009 - 02:45 PM.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 06:47 PM
Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:46 PM
It does sound like a vacuum leak of some sort.....it could be just a cracked vacuum line----or a gasket--- I'd be willing to bet a line is broken.
AND this is the number ONE reason I WORK ON MY OWN CARS>>>> I only have myself to blame. I've been behind mechanics--and I usually don't like what I find, not hating on you if you are a mechanic, but I'm very picky--very picky.
USE CAUTION if you use this method-- it works-- found bad gaskets from upper to lower intake plenums, throttle bodies, lines, throttle body injections (on a Nissan pickup that had the gasket smashed fom the factory)-- you couldn't balance a can on the engine before I replaced it--after, just as smooth as possible.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 08:51 PM
no worries about the mech thing, i too feel exactly the same way as you.
Posted 18 June 2009 - 11:05 PM
You learn alot about cars when you do your own wrenching (having the right tools/ scanner help alot) and I take pride in my own work.
Posted 19 June 2009 - 08:45 AM
Posted 19 June 2009 - 05:18 PM
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Posted 20 June 2009 - 11:40 PM
My stratus isn't idling corectly at the moment either so I might have to take a look at the valve again. It is real easy to replace too.
I have heard of people blocking it off, but I can't quite remember details on it - like safety, legality, emissions, performance, etc... Any ideas?
Posted 21 June 2009 - 12:11 AM
Posted 21 June 2009 - 11:23 PM
EGR will effect you too , no doubt , but your primary problem timing belt related for sure. Get it fixed before you ruined your engine. With ignition you got , you ruining your cylinders now. I wouldnt be surprised if you blowing a bit of smoke by now at low rpm.
Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:52 PM