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.
'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
>> 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
>> zone" on the gauge. I had planned to replace the thermostat, but
>> 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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