car question

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by DanicaFreak, Jan 23, 2019.

  1. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    my check engine light came on in -26 C weather, and then went off when it warmed up. The truck seems to be louder at idle than it used to be,m stuttering under acceleration every so often. When you rev it it sounds the same as it always has...

    would some ort of mass air flow sensor do this/ O2 sensor? Im thinking I need it checked, but wonder what you all think
     
  2. sdj

    sdj Just a race fan

    That is 15 below zero Fahrenheit, I would call in sick. :D
     
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  3. Clutch

    Clutch Team Owner

    It may have a cold.
     
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  4. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    Not us canucks.
     
  5. kyle18fan

    kyle18fan Team Owner Contributor

    Get it coded out and find out what the codes have to say
     
  6. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    dammit....lol
     
  7. be9ak7ts16

    be9ak7ts16 Hick

    Cold weather makes cars do weird things. Mine have made some unworldly noises.
     
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  8. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    turns out it was an "exhaust related code'. that exhaust pipe just behind the bumper had its bolts rusted right off and was allowing some fumes to escape, triggering the code. A couple new bolts and boom. quiet truck again.
     
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  9. DanicaFreak

    DanicaFreak Green monster

    It was funny TRL when he was zipping around my truck and getting the torch out to cut out rusted bolts....I thought of @BobbyFord and @kyle18fan he just seems to know cars. I asked him about it and he said "not the first time I saw this on a dodge!"

    He used a set of clamps to the push the pipes together and listen for a change in tone of the exhaust. amazing in todays world of electronics sometimes simple gets the job done
     
  10. Magnethead

    Magnethead Admin & Resident Techie Staff Member

    I was going to guess a code for "too cold too long". dodge trucks are notorious for setting that code from the large radiator area. Most trucks in northern climates usually come with a "winter front" behind the seat that will cover half the radiator.
     
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