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Old 05-17-2017, 06:15 AM   #1
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Was driving last night and started to lose power as I was pulling of the road steering got really stiff almost immovable. Car went to 0rpms and wont start. As I pulled in I heard a couple of metal peices fall to the ground which is the pic can someone please tell me what happened and what the metal peices are!
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Old 05-17-2017, 07:42 AM   #2
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Looks aftermarket to me... not sure what it is.
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Oh ****, man, those are your Johnson rods.
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Oh ****, man, those are your Johnson rods.
Could you explain what those are and where they're found I can't find anything underneath the car
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Can you post a picture of them alone, and outside of the car?
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Well I found out I just ran out of gas(im an idiot) but my gas gauge doesnt work and when I filled up it only went up to 9 gallons this tank should be 18-20. Anyone know any solutions to these issues? And the two metal rods definitely came off my car but idk what they do or where they go because it runs and drives fine. I also put like 2 gallons of 89 octane in to get me to the gas station and now the check engine light is on. Will this go away or need to be reset?
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go get the code read to see what it is

also, read up
https://www.google.com/search?q=gas+...hrome&ie=UTF-8
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They appear to have fallen from a car with a cup holder. This is a 350Z forum.
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They appear to have fallen from a car with a cup holder. This is a 350Z forum.
Im aware, this post is about my 350z I took the picture in my Grandpa's truck
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FWIW, I've spent years under my car and have never seen straps like those before. Is your undershroud still in one piece? Any aftermarket panels or engine parts to report?
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That part is not from your 350Z. I'm 100% sure that it was already on the road and you just happened to kick it up with your tire and you heard it clang and thought it dropped from your car. Look at the road marks. You can clearly see that it was run over multiple times.. So throw it away cuz its not from your car and try not to run outta gas anymore because thats what was happening as your sputtering down the road, YOU WERE RUNNING OUT OF GAS.
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My bad my bad yall need to chill out lol
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HaHa.. It's cool, Bracarty1. I'm chill. I just have an abrasive sense of humor which is often misunderstood, even more so through text. I was smiling while I was typing I swear.
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when I filled up it only went up to 9 gallons this tank should be 18-20. Anyone know any solutions to these issues?
Could be you need a new vapor canister purge valve. If the old part is toast, replace it with a new OEM part, stay away from the crap purge valve that Dorman puts out.
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Could you explain what those are and where they're found I can't find anything underneath the car

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