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The engine kills and runs rough at high revs.

The mass air filter, crank shaft sensor, the Vat key, and the pass lock modules and all coils and modules have been replaced. The computer was replaced 6 years ago.

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Need to get a scan tool and look at the data stream while it is running for alot more info.Also any trouble codes.Sounds like initially,the engine isn't getting any fuel.I would have a pressure gauge connected to the fuel rail on the engine,so i could monitor the fuel pressure while all this is going on.Items to look at on the data stream would be timing,what timing is the PCM commanding for the engine.Also,have you checked for continuos power feed to the coils during this no start condition,and fire at the plugs while cranking.You could possibly still have spark,but maybe it is extremely weak?I have seen bad ignition switches cause weird problems before too.Many things power up through the ignition switch,just a thought.Have also seen bad PCM's cause strange problems..38 volts is a little on the low side for GM.Usually see those at,at least .50 and up,and rise steadily while pressing the throttle,up to just under 5.0 volts.Potentiometer with 5 volt supply.Vacuum leak can be checked with engine running at a steady idle speed,spray brake cleaner all around the intake manifold and listen for engine speed change.

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  • The PCM doesn't even see the O2 sensor until engine temp has reached operating temp,the vehicle goes from open loop when cold,to closed loop when warm,where the PCM uses the O2 sensor to measure the rich/lean of the exhaust content,and from that,adjust fuel richness to achieve 14.7 to 1 air/fuel ratio.So when cold,the O2 sensor is out of the picture anyways.When unplugging sensors,it can be deceitful.The PCM has a program whereas,if a critical sensor (such as the mass air flow) is somehow damaged and out of the picture,the PCM will substitue a generic value that will allow the engine to stay running.So,by unplugging the MAF,it did try to run on it's own better than plugged in,there's the problem area.The vehicle is running better with the MAF unplugged,because the MAF is likely bad,and the PCM is substituting it's generic value when it IS unplugged.Something to recheckThe PROM update is a newer program for the PCM,and likely won't fix it unless the PCM is bad.I would try a good used PCM as a last or later resort,because i have seen my fair share of defective PCM's too.I have taken some PCM's apart,and found capacitors that had gone bad and leaked all over the circuit board,mostly Honda and Mitsubishi and Chrysler though.Good luck,keep me posted.

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Hi you have replaced allmost everything ,(try fuel pump relay)

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Check ecm for number 1228253. If it has this one in it you will have a cutting off problem. Gm replaced these with #16198264 The cam sensor magnet on the cam gear will deteriorate and give problems. This will require removal of the timing cover.

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SOURCE: fuel pump or crank sensor?

First you must find out if its gas or spark. next ime it stops just cycle key off to run ( not start) do it several times and then try to start it if this works you got a bad pump. If it don't work pop the air cleaner and squirt some gas or either in to carb area and see if it starts if so its a bad pump . Crank sensor is a good guess at that point but they cost 75 bucks and if tou buy one you can't return it if thats not your problem. Good luck

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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