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Van skips and runs ruff but only after it warms up i was told could be coil ,or cam sensor or crank sensor but would look to me to do this when cold . van runs perfect when cold only starts having problem when it reaches normal operating temp thank for any help you can give Troy

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It sounds like like the ect sensor(eng.coolent temp)
not sending a signal to to the pcm that the engine is
warm. And the engine will stay in cold start mode.
Check the connections at the ect sensor, it's on top
of the engine on the intake manifold. Also have an obdII scan done to see if that sensor or any others
shows a code. You can stop by any autozone/napa
or advance auto parts they will scan it for free.
Hope this helps.

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