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Hard starting and stalling, bad gas mileage

What causes Hard starting, stalling, and  poor gas mileage There are many things that can cause hard starting and stalling poor gas mileage, but the key to solving this particular puzzle is the clue about poor gas mileage. One inexpensive sensor can be the cause of all these problems—the engine coolant temperature sensor (ECT). When you turn the key, the computer takes a quick look at the ambient air temperature and the ECT. By comparing the two temperature readings the computer knows whether the engine is cold or at operating … Read More


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