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5.7 litre engine surging

Hi I have a 94 GMC Silverado, I was driving it last week and when I went up a hill I lost power. I pulled over and it was surging even at idle, my dreaded check engine light was on. I have a code reader and when I got it home found a 44 o2 sensor. I have since replaced the sensor and changed a fuel filter for good measure. Started it up and it ran at idle but when I put it in gear it dies and is surging again. I took my air cleaner and clearance ring off the throttle body and both injectors are spraying evenly even when it dies out. No other codes present any ideas? It was running great before no problems.

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  • dbanks12 Jun 29, 2009

    Okay tried resetting the computer, it cleared the o2 sensor code and I seem to have power back when I step on the gas, but it won't idle and stalls out. beginning to think a map sensor plugged or egr valve stuck open according to my chiltons book. Any other thoughts?

  • dbanks12 Jun 29, 2009

    I went through my book and grabbed my voltage meter and checked out the map sensor, have voltage with key on, started it and not enough voltage. unplugged the vacuum line and truck runs great, going to pickup a new map sensor, hopefully this solves the problem and at least I know the computer is okay.

  • dbanks12 Jun 30, 2009

    Tried new map sensor, runs better but still stalls out. Any other thoughts on what this might be?



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Try to disconnect the battery negative cable, and hold it to the positive post for half a minute. This will reset your computer. Reconnect the cable and start it. It may "hunt" for a while to re-learn. This is normal. Drive it to see if there is a change.To be continued....

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