I thought the torque converter might be stalling it but AAMCO checked it out with a preasure gage and it did what it was supposed to. The check engin light does not come on and no codes showed up when Ammco cheked on tuesday.
It only dies when I take my foot of the throtle. I can keep it running if I use one foot on the break and one on the gas and then after sitting still for a couple of min. it will idel on its own. The only other thing I have noticed is sometimes when it is stalling my radio will buzz at the same time
I will take a look at it tonight. I will get back to you tomorrow.
it is slightly better. did you see the detailed description of how it is acting now? it may have gone in as a new question.
ok the blk/light blue is at .014 v and stays there when I open throtle.
the third wire is at 5.01v and stays there when i open throtle.
the middle wire is at .782v and goes to 3.835v when throtle is open.
Hi Sprinkles, I replaced the TPS and there was no change in the problem. I have noticed that when I have to just stop once in a while I can rev the engin up to 2500 a couple of times and then it will idel. If I am in stop and go trafic the problem gets progresivly worse after each time I move up until reving the motor in nutral does not help then after it dies and I restart it it is better. ???????????? This is really frustrating. Any new sugestions?
Hi, I just got back from a test drive after I made a blind gasket to block the EGR tube. THE CAR RUNS PERRRRFECT!!!:)
Now what to do. I assume I cannot keep running it with the egr blocked. Can I clean it? I will check the vacume lines but they want $115.00 for one at the parts store and I am a bit short this month.
What do you sujest?
Can I drive the car for a week or two with the EGR tube blocked?
The egr valve does lower temperatures in the combustion chamber. The lack of oxygen in the exhaust from having the valve circulate exhaust cools combustion, lowers temperatures, and saves a little bit of fuel.
You can send a bonus if you want but don't feel a bit obligated.
I cleaned it and the car runs 90% better....it does not die on me but the rpms drop to about 750 rpm and then levels out. If it stays this good until march I will get caught up from my plant closing for two weeks at Christmass and I will put in the new EGR.
I had taken the car to 3 different shops and YOU were the one who figuerd it out. I am so happy I dont have the words to express how gratefull I am. I will say a prayer for you and yours tonight. I will send you something too.
Gregg, San Jose, Ca.