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      02-19-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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My baby's broken

Weird thing this morning, I drove the car for a couple minutes to drop my son off at daycare but after I restarted it, the cooling fan came on right away and the throttle response went for sh*t; the car would bog when I got back on the throttle between shifts and then pick up and jolt forward...made it really hard to drive.

Managed to limp it into the dealership (within 4yr lease so still under warranty), dropped the keys and said "it's broken..please fix it". There was no CEL, BC said "Check OK", no warnings of any kind.

It's nothing I've ever experienced with this car and caught me totally off guard; hopefully the techs can figure it out.

Thanks for reading/listening, just needed to get this off my chest.
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      02-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #2
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Let us know what it turns out to be. Maybe a vacuum leak? IF it was one of the sensors I think you would have seen a CEL come on.
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      02-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #3
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thank God for warranty
fortunate you live close to a dealer
hopefully you got a free loaner
rare occurance with this engine; its almost bullet proof
I'm betting on a sensor went bad
Its getting to the point where you should not live more than 200 kms from a dealer (think run flats too)
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      02-20-2013, 06:16 AM   #4
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I used to live 160km away from dealer, pain in the ass if you ask me....
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      02-23-2013, 11:41 AM   #5
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Got my car back yesterday, turned out to be a couple sensors: a VANOS sensor (which explains why it was running like kaakaa) and a coolant sensor (which explains the fan). I didn't get a CEL but apparently it turned on just as they pulled the car into the shop.

And yes, I got a free loaner...and wow did I miss that 3rd pedal for a couple days! ;-)
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