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87 fiero replaced distrubuter rotar plugs wires fuel pump & filter was idling rough and stalling had to hold pedal to the floor to start replaced tps and wont start cranks over wont start ?

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Have you checked for spark at a plug wire ? Pull a plug wire off a spark plug an insert a screw driver in the end of the plug wire an hold close to metal on the engine , does it spark ? dist. module ! they failed a lot ! I know , I worked at a Pontiac dealer ship back then .

Posted on Mar 31, 2015

Testimonial: "It sparks and it would stsrt with the old tps but you would have to hold the pedal to the floor and it has no converter and wont start with the old tps now either"

  • Jeff Armer Apr 01, 2015

    Check for a 5 volt reference voltage at the TPS , gray wire !

  • Jeff Armer Apr 01, 2015

    May have short on 5volt reference circuit ! May have another sensor problem !


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clean out ur throttle body, just follow the hose from the air filter to the throttle body. Need 2 people to do this. Don't remove the hose completely from the throttle body. Just enuff to be able to spray ur intake cleaner into the throttle body. Do this especially if its worse when the motor is hot, as this would confirm the problem.

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SOURCE: 87 nissan starts then stalls

jdmbaker: There are a few areas I would suggest looking in.
First, I would be looking for a false air problem. This is a condition where you have un-metered air getting into the engine. A torn airflow meter boot, or large vacuum leak such as a split pcv hose.
Second, your injector pulse width is primarily dependent on the coolant temperature sensor. This component is located at the front of the motor just below the thermostat housing. The sensor gives the ECM resistance values based on the temperature of the coolant. If the sensor fails, usually, they have a tendency to create a lean condition. This shortens the pulse width of the injectors which essentially starves the engine for fuel. One way you can perform a quick test for a lean condition, is to pinch off the return hose for the fuel going to the tank. If you look at the fuel hoses, they run right next to each other. You have one which comes from the fuel filter. That is the feed line. Pinch the other hose. This will boost the fuel pressure causing more fuel to be sprayed out of the injectors.With the hose pinched, hit the throttle, if the engine will rev up, you persue the lean condition theory.
Third. Check for a weak spark. A severely worn cap and rotor or bad plug wires can cause a hesitation and stalling problem if they are bad enough.
Fourth. The air flow meter could be faulty. This is a very common symptom matching you description.
Odds are that one of these are the solution. Good luck and let me know how you do.

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SOURCE: my fiero died, its a 2.5L and i literally replaced EVERYTHING!!

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SOURCE: 87 chevy 350 fuel injected pickup wont run smoothly

sounds like your egr valve is gummed up or bad. this is located behind the throttle body and has a single vaccum tube connected to it. if the diafram is still good you can remove it and clean it with WD 40 until the plunger works smooth

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SOURCE: 92 astro van 4.3l wont idle .starts then dies

It's the throtle position senser

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