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Date:         Mon, 12 Jan 2009 14:18:48 -0500
Reply-To:     Mark A Kippert <vanagon@KIPPERT.COM>
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From:         Mark A Kippert <vanagon@KIPPERT.COM>
Subject:      Re: Running rough, dies as temp gauge starts to register
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The PO replaced it within the last couple years but I'll try it and see. -Mark K '86 GL 2WD.

On Jan 12, 2009, at 12:33 PM, Mike Miller wrote:

> O2 sensor? > > > On 1/12/09 7:52 AM, "Mark A Kippert" <vanagon@KIPPERT.COM> wrote: > >> I thought I had my problem solved after cleaning all my grounds and >> repairing some broken wires. I also replaced plugs cap and rotor. It >> was sporadic prior to the steps above then it cleared up. Now it's >> continuous. >> >> As soon as the temperature gauge starts to register the van starts to >> run rough, quickly looses power, then dies. I found that if I switch >> the key off, then right back on it will run fine for about 30 seconds >> then it starts over. As soon as I feel it running rough again, I turn >> the key off/on quickly and get another 30 seconds. >> >> It doesn't matter if I'm driving along or idling at a stop. >> >> Since I got the van I've noticed that it takes a good 10-15 minutes >> (or longer) to warm up. When warmed up, it's barely outside the >> "white >> zone" on the gauge. I had planned to replace the thermostat, but >> can't >> imagine this is the cause of the problem. >> >> It sounds like ECU is getting bad info from a sensor. Does this sound >> likely, and if so, what should I consider first. >> >> I did try searching the database but it timed out. >> >> Thanks for any suggestions as to where to start. >> >> -Mark K > >

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