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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 04, 02:34 PM Thread Starter
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i have a 89 2.8L camaro. when im in regular oporation somtimes the engine will serge when im slowing down. when i drive on the free way it will surge when my foots not on the pedal or, when im acceling, the car will kind of zoom zoom until i accel al the way. what is this?
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 04, 04:23 PM
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If you talking about an idle issue there are several potential causes. For now, I've got another suspicion. Do you believe the problem is occurring at a specific throttle position? The throttle position sensor can cause odd behavior like this. Try and determine if the surging occurrs with approximately the same amount of throttle. When it surges, if you let off slightly or apply throttle slightly does it quit?

There is a way to test the throttle position sensor. It involves back-probing the TPS connector with a couple of straight pins and measuring TPS voltage with the ignition on / engine off. You apply the throttle by hand, slowly and evenly and watch for glitches on the digital volt meter.

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