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01-08-2010 08:32 PM
WRAITHSS
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Originally Posted by demonspeed View Post
It's just a big guessing game. Throw more money at it!
01-08-2010 08:25 PM
demonspeed It's just a big guessing game. Throw more money at it!
01-08-2010 08:23 PM
WRAITHSS What??? This problem isnt fixed yet? Whats going on??
01-07-2010 12:10 PM
weland
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Originally Posted by HeatherMarie2LT View Post
2.3
Either bad fuel pump or ignition coils.
01-07-2010 10:52 AM
-MD- Enforcer In my opinion it is one of three things....
fuel filter, Idle Air Control Valve, or Throttle position sensor...


If it is a Automatic...it may be the torque converter not unlocking. It is a common problem on 95-96 j-bodies after they get up in miles.

I also have a working 95 Idle Air Control Valve sitting at home if you want to try it...instead of buying one for $75.
01-07-2010 06:52 AM
RedJewel2SS
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Originally Posted by HeatherMarie2LT View Post
My 95' Grand Am has a demon and I'm in need of any ideas!!!

Basically, it's been stalling at red lights, not alot or frequent though. One day out of no where. It seems like it does it particularly when it's a harder-than-normal stop-which is like what the hell?. It's running fine otherwise. It starts right back up with again, no other issues.

Tonight it did it again...again at a hard stop, but it didn't stall, just felt like it was going to. My dad replaced spark plugs yesterday, which they desperately needed. But he's scratching his head at this one.

Any ideas would be appreciated! I'm starting to swear at her alot, and she has to get me through the winter Lol!

Thanks!!
back to the topic at hand... it is most likely your Idle Air Control Valve... i recently was having the same problem with my truck like i stated in earlier posts. last night i finally got fed up, went to O'Reilly's and bought a new IAC valve, installed it, and FINALLY the truck runs normal at idle!

before, mine was stalling only when the engine was cold and i would have to slightly keep my foot on the gas so it would stay on. when i'm driving and the engine was warm, if i let go of the gas, the RPMs dropped really fast and almost dies but never did since the vehicle was still moving and turning the crankshaft.

now, when the engine is cold the truck idles around 1000 rpm and slowly drops as the engine warms up. after driving it down the road, when i come to a stop the rpm needle doesn't fall of a cliff like it used to, it slowly decreases like its supposed to. so i hope this time around the IAC valve lasts longer than a year! although it was only $30 and required only 2 allen bolts to remove.
01-07-2010 03:27 AM
WRAITHSS Ok got the info on my friends mileage.. Ok the base on an 08' V10 5 speed auto E-350 in mixed driving ( City/Highway ) was 597 miles pt.. 35 gallon tank stock.. Same stops everyday. After some tuning and upgrades. 678 miles pt. Now with the Catalyst he is getting 761 miles pt.. So he went from 17.05 MPG to 19.37 MPG to 21.74 MPG. So depending on your driving it might pay for you or it might not. For him he was happy.
12-29-2009 12:29 PM
Luwinkle
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Originally Posted by RedJewel2SS View Post
maybe he meant to say 400 miles per tank?

anyways... when i first installed it i was getting about 15 mpg and after i was getting about 16 mpg highway; my city mileage did not change and stayed at about 12 mpg. didn't feel any performance increase, but for $150 i think it paid for itself over the past 2 years just by that 1 mpg increase. it'll be interesting to see what the inside of it looks like after putting 25,000 miles on it.

its pretty sad my 6.2L camaro gets 9 mpg better than my 5.2L dakota!
Heck man I used to get 16-19 in my old 4.3L V6 S-10, lol.
And it only had like 180HP.



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12-29-2009 10:30 AM
54inches I don't think that is worth it. Just me though.
12-29-2009 07:24 AM
RedJewel2SS
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Originally Posted by Luwinkle View Post
If he actually got 40 miles per tank..300 miles a day would be a small fortune.
maybe he meant to say 400 miles per tank?

anyways... when i first installed it i was getting about 15 mpg and after i was getting about 16 mpg highway; my city mileage did not change and stayed at about 12 mpg. didn't feel any performance increase, but for $150 i think it paid for itself over the past 2 years just by that 1 mpg increase. it'll be interesting to see what the inside of it looks like after putting 25,000 miles on it.

its pretty sad my 6.2L camaro gets 9 mpg better than my 5.2L dakota!
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