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Short had motor replaced with bigger motor and now it stalls studders and the elec items in dash short out and do what they want

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I would bet money that it's the ECM often called the brain.Your car's acting like that because the current computer (ECM) is programmed to function with the previous engine only.

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About all I can suggest before doing that is to have the battery checked. Sometimes a cracked battery plate can float inside a battery and short.

Another possibility is on dual cam motors there are parts called "cam phasers". It would not have anything to do with the dash lights, but can cause stalling out at high speeds and lack of power.

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My first thought would be that there is a short in the system dealing with the guage itself.


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