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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old Jan 19th, 00, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 95 Camaro. Over the last couple of weeks it dies occasionally. It seems to always do it a couple of times during one individual trip when I am attempting to slow down or stop. After a couple of times of dieing or trying to die it straightens up. I took it to a shop which diagnosed the problem as the fuel filter. They replaced that and cleaned the throttle body for a total of $226.00. Anyway I picked it up and the next day it did it again. Now it is at a GM dealer shop and they cannot get the car to die so they are telling me they cannot diagnose the problem. Any suggestions?
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May be the computer itself since it is a pretty new car. Maybe you got a defective computer. My brothers truck got struck by lightening once and it caused same problems in my brothers 95 Dodge Dakota 30 different mechanics could not figure it out because they diagnosed the computer to find out what was wrong when it was the computer itself.
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The trouble code of the error should be stored in the computer. Have they hooked the car up to a diagnostic machine?

It is a guess...but i would guess maybe a faulty TPS or MAF sensor....

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I thought they would hook it up to some kind of machine, but they act like they have actually experience the problem before they can do that. I am confused. I thought the trouble code would be easily found. BTW thanks for your response! <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mccorry:
The trouble code of the error should be stored in the computer. Have they hooked the car up to a diagnostic machine?

It is a guess...but i would guess maybe a faulty TPS or MAF sensor....
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Thanks, I will keep that in mind. <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by MustangEater:
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May be the computer itself since it is a pretty new car. Maybe you got a defective computer. My brothers truck got struck by lightening once and it caused same problems in my brothers 95 Dodge Dakota 30 different mechanics could not figure it out because they diagnosed the computer to find out what was wrong when it was the computer itself.
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You might want to check for vaccum leaks. I've seen that kill a car on decel. Good luck

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I HAVE A 1990 CAMARO RS AND HAD THAT PROBLEM WHEN IT WAS LESS THAN A YEAR OLD. TURNED OUT TO BE A BAD WIRE IN THE WIREING HARNESS. THE DEALER REPLACED THE HARNESS AND THE PROBLEM WENT AWAY.
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My winter car (grand Cherokee V8) did that just this week. I pulled the idle air control motor out and cleaned it up, and it's fine. It was stuck closed. Look for a 1" round cylinder about an inch long, attached to the front of the plenum or to the trottle body. It's got a connector with 3 wires going into it.



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Thanks I will try that! <BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JimM:
My winter car (grand Cherokee V8) did that just this week. I pulled the idle air control motor out and cleaned it up, and it's fine. It was stuck closed. Look for a 1" round cylinder about an inch long, attached to the front of the plenum or to the trottle body. It's got a connector with 3 wires going into it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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Thanks!
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Sureguy:
You might want to check for vaccum leaks. I've seen that kill a car on decel. Good luck
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Thanks for the info!
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by JimM:
My winter car (grand Cherokee V8) did that just this week. I pulled the idle air control motor out and cleaned it up, and it's fine. It was stuck closed. Look for a 1" round cylinder about an inch long, attached to the front of the plenum or to the trottle body. It's got a connector with 3 wires going into it.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

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