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Engine wont go over 3000 rpm while driving

If i try to give it gas any higher than 3000 rpm it sputters and spits and just looses all power... it will only accelerate if i feather the throttle. at low rpm like take off it runs just fine only in high rpm's does it have a problem

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  • rustylove Mar 08, 2009

    check engine light is not on. it was earlier today. it said misfire. checked wires and one of them was bad. replaced wires. went ahead and put new plugs in too.

  • rustylove Mar 09, 2009

    cleared codes and also replaced cap rotor and coil and module. now lite is on again. still doing same thing. gonna try to get it into town again today so i can get another reading. so far after changing all this stuff no change at all

  • rustylove Mar 10, 2009

    tried to take it in for code read today. it has gotten considerably worse... cant accelerate at all. any attempt to results in completepower loss.... so until i can get my hands on scanner ...

  • rustylove Mar 11, 2009

    friend brought over tech 2 scanner it said something like o2 sensor low voltage... anyway cleared codes started it up seemed ok. took it for a ride towed it back from the end of the street...the scanner showed no problems at all. waited a little bit started up and i noticed as it warmed up the worse it ran. detected misfireshere and there idles fine but will not accelerate at all. guess its about ready for the junk pile. i cant think of anything else to do

  • rustylove Mar 11, 2009

    no i will though.. i got a code p1315 ignition voltage high. but what does that mean is wrong.

  • rustylove Mar 11, 2009

    sorry that was supposed to be p 1351

  • rustylove Mar 13, 2009

    well thought it might be fuel related, checked fuel pressure and sure enough it was liw. had just replaced pump but figured it could have been a bad one. when i took tank down i noticed that the line was kinked pretty bad. took tank down anyway found a bunch of junk in the cup the actual pump sits in. cleaned it out and made sure that line was not in a bind. not having the difficulty in acceleration now. still get 1351 code and now i get a real high idle most of the time. at least now i can drive it. thank you guys for taking the time to help me out with this. its not over yet but it is much better



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Did you solve this problem? I have the same exact issue

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Hi there
if the truck is running ok after replacing the plugs and wires take ot to autozone and have them put the diagnostic meter on it and have them clear all codes once they are cleared then the check engine lite will also clear . i just went thru this tuesday and they cleared all of the codes for me a and my check engine lite went away
best regards mike

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    Michael Thomas Mar 09, 2009

    ok please keep me posted on the reading ok

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    Michael Thomas Mar 11, 2009

    hi there

    hey have you tried taking off the pos bat cable and then removing the map sensor and cleaning it really good and puitting it back on and then putting on the battery cable back on and turning the key to acc and waiting for 45 seconds then starting the vehical

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    Michael Thomas Mar 11, 2009

    hi there again when you get a chance call autozone and let them know what the code is and they have a book that has every code for vehicals and gives you an idea on what the problem is relating to

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    Michael Thomas Mar 11, 2009

    Hi there again

    hey i was just on

    that code is pertaining to the ignition coil malfunction according to them you can go to it and select your vehical and the code and it will give you a list of codes and what they are related to this will narrow down your search on what is going on mayby you didnt get the coil on just right if you replaced it or it does need replacing


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Is the check engine light on? If so check what codes are stored. It sounds like the m a p sensor.
Good luck dont forget to rate.

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