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I have an 01 , The problem I'm having is it will not stay running, it back fires at start and I need to stay on the gas to keep it running. But when I do this the right side tube from header to the first cat will start glowing red does, does this mean I have a bad cat and causing to much back pressure and causing it not to stay running. Thank you Don

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It might be the bank 1 lambda sensor,it could be telling the air flow meter to over fuel, put a fault code reader on to it and see what code it comes up with [you can get a cheep reader at amazone or ebay]

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It sounds like the timing has jumped, you need to get the vehicle to a repair shop to have it checked out immediately. If you continue to drive it, it will create alot more damage. It is best to have it towed, rather than driving it there.

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