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Plenum gasket replacement

How much do it cost and can i do it myself if so how please help

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  • dawg_big_boy Jul 06, 2008

    the problem was the van would start but wouldnt stay running we have gotten a tune up, replace the fuel pump and the filter it sounded like it was sucking air and would cut off they have a code for a defective oxygen sensor before the catalytic converters would that be keeping it from running

  • Ronald Mueller
    Ronald Mueller May 11, 2010

    not really . what the o2 sensor does is measure the air fuel mixture on the exaust side and then the main computer adjusts according to the readings from the sensor.what I need to know is some background info. like does it have a hard time starting a high idle rough idle loss of power. just be very detailed and i will be able to pinpoint the problem.

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Your sucking air sound means some vacuum hose is disconnected somewhere, Check PCV valve connection house, and any other hoses where suction is required. Check the EGR hose also with time they tend to rotten at the hottest spot. Especially if your idle is rough (too much air) or too much fuel from computer compensatig. Once you got that eliminated your O2 code will clear, or you can clear it yourself and try again to see what happens.

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