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Old 08-24-2011, 08:39 PM
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Huge Surprising Issue with the car

Yesterday, my car was working normally.

Today, my car sounds like a lawnmower, has no pick up, CEL is blinking. the car shakes as it drives.

idk what could have happened in one night

any ideas?
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:29 PM
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

Blinking CEL usually means something disconnected. At least that's what I've gathered. Try looking for any loose connections around your engine bay. Maybe a rat climbed in and chewed a wire lol. Very unlikely but not unheard of.
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:46 PM
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

blinking cell means misfire,i think, check all your plug wires and stuff like that
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

thanks for the advice, i so far just got to checking the plugs and wires, they seem ok. i tried putting in other plugs and had the same problem. i feel like theres a ufo in my engine
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

Check the connection to your IACV on your intake manifold. ORRRRR take a pic of your engine bay so we can play Where's Waldo with it :D
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

blinking CEL means its a cat damaging so its probably misfiring so bad taht theres raw fuel going into ur cat. well thats just my thought
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

i will take a picture tomorrow, and tjsh, you make a very good point in my case.

my cel has come up before for my catalyst system and misfiring...interesting
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

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blinking CEL means its a cat damaging so its probably misfiring so bad taht theres raw fuel going into ur cat. well thats just my thought
your right i was learning about this in school the past few nights. i believe you do have a misfire problem.
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

this rain is killin me right now, preventing me from taking a picture, but i have made a check list -

check dizzy, cap, rot

plugs haven't been changed so ill change them

I'm thinking fuel filter might be clogged?

maybe one of the injectors is clogged?

also, when pulling out the spark plugs, all of them were good except for one that was covered in gunk
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

Your description of your cars condition sends chills down my spine.
The last time I experienced the conditions you described ,was after a rod bearing failure in my 2nd gen Preludes engine that resulted in me having to have install a new, rebuilt engine . I sure hope thats not what is happening to you.
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

ughhh that sounds horrible


what dud cause gasoline to enter my cat?
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

how about you have someone who knows what there doing look at it, like me, but where do u live
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

that what I'm going to to do, but they are coming by this weekend, i live in central jersey
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

i tired to fire up the car today, fires up great, i noticed how the whole exhaust pipe was shaking....cat needs a replacement?
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

i live in NY if u need me to look, and ur exhaust is shaking? hangers?
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

thanks i appreciate it, the whole car is shaking, its hard to pinpoint from where but i see the engine shaking the the exhaust pipe shaking, the pipe is held in to place pretty good.

first thing I'm going to do is evaluate the cat and go from there
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

can u do a compression test, sounds like one or more burnt exhaust valves. just my .02
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

Howabout the one thing nobody's suggested.... instead of guessing - pull the code and find out exactly what CEL you have.
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

So i got the car checked out, cylinder 3 was cracked, 5 valves were messed up
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

and i know theres only 4 valves per cyl, there was still one bent
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Re: Huge Surprising Issue with the car

this rain is killin me right now, preventing me from taking a picture, but i have made a check list -
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