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Old 03-31-2013, 07:22 PM   #1
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So my service engine light came on and I got me an awesome OBDII reader that works with my phone. How can I start with fixing this? And the second picture is my car while idling. Is this correct or is there something wrong with my car?
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Old 03-31-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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Check the plug on #1 cylinder, and wire,or COP.
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What is the COP?
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coil on plug, you probably dont have that, more than likely you have a coil pack mounted on the upper intake with wires leading to each plug. either way tony is correct. first thing would be to find the number 1 plug and check the connections all the way to the coil pack
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Perfect. Thanks. Yeah, I have the newer NE engine so I have the coil pack. Ill check that out and report back, hopefully it's a spark plug. I have a spare set of wires, plugs, and a coil pack.
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Pretty sweet app. I does that hook up through blue tooth?
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Pretty sweet app. I does that hook up through blue tooth?
Nah, it connects through wifi. It's called the ELM327 OBDII port. There's a Bluetooth one and the wifi one. Both require a third party software. The iPhone one was expensive but damn worth it
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Nah, it connects through wifi. It's called the ELM327 OBDII port. There's a Bluetooth one and the wifi one. Both require a third party software. The iPhone one was expensive but damn worth it
Where did you find the adaptor plug? At like best buy or walmart or something?
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Old 04-01-2013, 07:20 AM   #9
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Amazon. It's like 30 bucks and the app cost about the same. The Bluetooth one is much cheaper though
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Amazon. It's like 30 bucks and the app cost about the same. The Bluetooth one is much cheaper though
Wow.. Ok lol thanks
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The great thing with owning a code reader is that you can take the read code, enter it into a Google search, and get hundreds of responses; they will explaing the code, the symptoms, and solutions.

getting the reader was the hard part; the rest is simply just reading and learning.
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Just grabbed a Bluetooth obd2 reader from eBay for 12$
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The great thing with owning a code reader is that you can take the read code, enter it into a Google search, and get hundreds of responses; they will explaing the code, the symptoms, and solutions.

getting the reader was the hard part; the rest is simply just reading and learning.

You can also get a haynes book.. They have the codes in there
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You can also get a haynes book.. They have the codes in there
+1 I just noticed that the other day randomly browsing the book
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+1 I just noticed that the other day randomly browsing the book
I noticed it when i first bought the book...
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The app is amazing and worth the money it's like exactly like having a handheld code reader only better. It gives you the code and the diagnostic. Gives you a bunch of info too. So I checked the #1 wire and it was good, coil pack all good but the spark plug was crap. I took off two more plugs and they were pretty worn but not too bad. I replaced the worn out plug with a spare I had on another motor and it runs good, no more bogging down and no more popping noises. I'm going to replace all plugs and wires eventually. But what had me concerned was that there was a bit of oil on the threads of the plugs. Is this normal?
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