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so for the past month my red check engine light has been showing but only when i'm at and a stop and are in drive or reverse, i've had the water pump fixed the heater core and the oil changed and it still comes on. If anyone could give me a suggestion id be grateful
 

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How many miles?
Year model and engine?
Have you checked the oil level after the oil change?

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How many miles?
Year model and engine?
Have you checked the oil level after the oil change?

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it only has about 90,000 miles on it, but we took it to see if the alternator was working and it turns out it was a bad alternator. its and 83 country squire by the way
 

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So the light is off and the car is workig well?

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not quite we got a new alternator and put it in, and upon first glance the idle is extremly high and their is smoke coming from the left side of the carb, it wasnt doing this on the old alternator i have now idea what the problem is now
 

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What is the voltage at idle?
The choke should be connected to the alternator, if not the idle speed will never come down.
The choke is on the right side. (passenger) he left side of the driver's side and not much is there.

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not quite we got a new alternator and put it in, and upon first glance the idle is extremly high and their is smoke coming from the left side of the carb, it wasnt doing this on the old alternator i have now idea what the problem is now
Does you car have a spacer plate between the carb and intake manifold?
 

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so it turns out we messed up with the wireing but the new problem is their seems to be a small amount of coolent dripping into the cabbin, we had the heater core just fixed 3 months ago. any ideas
 

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Ideas -
New heater core is leaking
Heater hose to heater core clamps loose, cracked or not aligned square to heater core ends
Heater hose split or has some hole or leakage

When the heater core was replaced, were the clamps and heater hoses replaced?
What engine is in the 1983 Country Squire?
What part of the country is the vehicle located?

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