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56 plate ka the car is running like a bag of spuds. New plugs,leads, and coil and complete injector rail. It goes fine then not I took the return fuel line from regulator and it runs fine I put it back it goes back like a potato any ideas what I can do to straighten this out please thanks
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 99 olds alero 2.4
I'm sure you have installed a fuel pressure gauge and monitored the fuel pressure while the problem is occurring?Another diagnostic tool which is easy to do,is while the problem is occurring,unplug one sensor at a time beginning with the Mass Air Flow first,.if it uses one.Many times,not always,depending on the sensor,if the sensor is taken out of the picture as far as what the PCM is seeing,like unplugging the MAF,the PCM will substitute the missing sensor output with a generic value that will allow the engine to at least run,and if unplugging for example the MAF,the engine idle speed returns to normal,you know you're onto the problem.You didn't mention if the engine ran ok other than the idle problem.As far as checking for vacuum leaks,i use something like brake cleaner or WD 40,more of a liquid,and it does sound like a vacuum leak.Plastic intake manifolds do develop nearly invisible cracks that open up more with heat.Revsisit the possibility.And as for the PCM,it is possible,but more likely a mechanical problem.Lastly,remove an O2 sensor or two before the catalytic convertor,run the engine and see if anything changes.Cheap way to verify the catalytic convertor is flowing and not restricting engine airflow,as i have seen bad cats cause misfire codes and strange problems.Good luck.
Posted on Dec 04, 2008
Please go to the crossfire injection forum to get some straight answers to the 82 corvette CFI system and how to troubleshoot it properly. There's a lot of misinformation given here, so much so, I don't know where to begin.
One thing is, the 82 corvette CFI does NOT have a MassAir Flow sensor system, it uses MAP and O2 mostly. The CTS sends a signal to the ECM telling it what the temp of the motor is and in turn the ECM controls the amount of fuel being dumped. On the older (orignal) CTS sensors, they have one wire and takes its ground from the threads. If any coorosion takes place, usually the CTS will report a cold engine and request lots of fuel.
To repair this issue, install one of the newer style CTS sensors that have two wires, one for signal and the other is ground.
Fuel pressure and vacuum leaks on any CFI motor play key roles. Set the FP to 14-15psi measured inbetween the TBs. The regulator is located on the rear TB and must be slightly moded to make it adjustable and can be done in a few minutes.
Posted on Mar 07, 2009
SOURCE: car wont start
check your fuel pressure it should be 35 psi .fuel pump relays dont go out but check all fuses with test light there is a fuel injector fuse but most likely problem is your fuel pump!
Posted on Mar 11, 2009
SOURCE: Fuel injectors leak at fuel rail
Get some new O-rings, and this time put oil on them before you insert them into the fuel rail. The regulator is alright.The problem is that the o-rings can roll up, or twist when push em in dry. Had this problem once, easy fix, but was frustrating.
Posted on Mar 30, 2009
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