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Stopped running after 30 min of driving

Old March 11th, 2019, 1:51 PM
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Have yet to pull any of those yet, but will keep monitoring and i value the knowledge very much.

As i had her leave the car with me today, i am going to try to re-create the issue in hopes of learning something more. My guess is i won't and that, as you narrowed the possibilities down, it is either a bad regulator or pump. In the meantime, Rock Auto was dumping a line of regulators that fit this car at about $27 a piece with two left, so i ordered one. I think i still am going to pick up that gauge from Harbor Freight, as this isn't the first vehicle i could have used one on-

Thank-you, and will advise progress!

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Old March 12th, 2019, 11:50 AM
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Ran the darned thing in idle for an hour yesterday, half the time with full a/c and radio, wouldn't die for me. I HATE intermittent problems!

Next attempt to more accurately replicate circumstances is to drive it on the highway for a half hour, then let it sit in idle.

My wife wants me to dump it for another car, but i kind of like the little thing - the engine looks relatively easy to work on; hope the same goes for the brakes (no present problems, but at some point i am bound to need to handle).
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Old March 13th, 2019, 3:03 PM
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Before changing the catalytic converter(s) it is well worth watching this 15 minute video. Harbor Freight sells these infrared thermometers.

https://www.google.com/search?q=how+...UQAg#kpvalbx=1
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Old March 13th, 2019, 6:45 PM
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Excellent video! I believe i can get live data readings of my O2 sensors (though i am not positive), but i always wanted a good enough excuse to get an IR thermometer.

You will love this - Besides buying the Tracker about 10 days or so ago, yesterday i bought a 2007 Nissan Versa for another daughter (No, i don't spoil them, they get to pay us payments back). Today it threw a P0420...
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