Hi again folks. Same car as the no start after timing belt change.
Once running, I found that the a/c wasn't working. It was working when
my son sold me
the car. So, off it went to the local garage for a/c check and safety
When I first brought the car to him, I had the surging. I found that
the valve cover gasket
was broken at one corner and hanging out. I intended to fix it after the
a/c work and inspection.
When my mechanic was working on the a/c, the surge messed him up because
compressor kept cutting in and out due to the low idle speed. So, he pushed
segment back into place and put RTV around the break to stop the vacuum
leak. It worked
and he fixed the a/c.
Soon after I picked the car up, the surge started again. I bought a new
gasket set, and
installed it. It STILL surges !!!!!!!!!!!!! arrrrgggghhhhh !!!!!!!!!!!
I cleaned the throttle body and plate a bit, didn't help.
I've googled this to death and several things came up. One was that
someone had a
thermostat that was stuck open. Replacing the t'stat fixed his surge. I
haven't done that
I did do the cooling system air purge thing, but that hasn't helped
The temp guage sits at about 1/3 up from no temp. Manual says it should
If the a/c is running, it doesn't surge, only when the a/c is off.
Another thing mentioned was the IAC. Where is that, and how do I check
Any other ideas or experience with this? This is driving me crazy, and
I won't drive
the car until I fix it.
Oh yeah, I attempted to pull the OBD codes. I had a check engine light,
and the first
code was P0505. I couldn't get the 2nd code. Apparently my son had left
reader outside in the rain, and it started acting weird. I blew it out and
dried it, but don't
have any codes set right now......
Thanks in advance for any help.... /glenn