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Need help! 1995 sidekick,4 door,bought for 2,200 off Craigs list. Second day I had it started dying on me, Map sensor replaced 400.00 O rings on exhaust-for leak.75.00 has new plugs. wont pass inspection.(emissions) adjusted idle -if airs on sitting still will die. Dont know what to do.

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  • brookemcnutt Aug 17, 2008

    Thanks for responding,maybe a cadilydic converter?

  • brookemcnutt Aug 20, 2008

    Took it today had a new cadylidic converter put on

    They said the old one was hollowed out,no gut's,screen,empty.

    Took it then and had it inspected.

    It passed

    However, Had the air on,it died.

    The man at the muffler shop said it needed a break job,valve job.

    The same man today is the one that fixed the valve leak & said it looked to be in good shape..It's so hard to know.




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The Throtle position sensor (attached to the air intake) has a section that senses when you take your foot off the accelerator. This sends an alert to the engine control processor, and the processor adjust the amount of fuel and air going to the engine to keep it from stalling. Check that there is not any binding in the throttle cable that might keep the contacts in the TPS from closing. Sometime it only taked a little cleaning and oi. WD40 works wonders, but needs to be reapplied at times to keep it free. It this doesen't work, the TPS may need to be replaced and calibrated... the calibration is to check the output of the "throtle close" contacts are open when the throtle is slightly open and shorted when the throtle is closed.

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Sounds like a vacuum leak somewhere

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  • Herman Gonzalez Aug 20, 2008

    Like I said vacuum leak ...Or is check engine lite on? If so check Idle air control valve ( I.A.C.) motor..Hopefully you can do your own brakes, save some money..



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