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by v8famvan
Thu May 08, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: bucking when cold
Replies: 10
Views: 3784

Re: bucking when cold

No harm doing a mass air flow sensor cleaning & it is simple to do & costs nothing. Since you are asking for ideas, another suggestion is a slightly restricted fuel filter or fuel pressure dropping to the threshold of meeting the minimum required amount. A cold (not warm) engine requires more fuel t...
by v8famvan
Tue May 06, 2014 5:18 am
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: bucking when cold
Replies: 10
Views: 3784

Re: bucking when cold

Cleaned your mass air flow sensor lately?
by v8famvan
Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:52 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: OBD II code PO420
Replies: 1
Views: 1688

Re: OBD II code PO420

Since this is the only code that you mention that you getting, you will need to replace the cat converter - converter catalyst is degraded & ineffective. The system will only run the cat converter efficiency monitor test (P0420) if all the O2 & other sensors are working good. For example: if you had...
by v8famvan
Tue Apr 23, 2013 5:30 am
Forum: REAR AXLE / DRIVE SHAFT
Topic: can you swap axles 26 to 28 splines
Replies: 2
Views: 1801

Re: can you swap axles 26 to 28 splines

Yes, I have done this previously. Just as Lifted said.
by v8famvan
Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: No power on the fuse box for windows and Ac...
Replies: 1
Views: 2135

Re: No power on the fuse box for windows and Ac...

Check for fuseable links behind the battery on the firewall
by v8famvan
Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: P0300 code has emptied my checking account. Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 5828

Re: P0300 code has emptied my checking account. Help!

@ v8famvan I always thought that on the newer engines the distributor's only job was to deliver the spark to the correct cylinder, and that the computer used the camshaft position sensor and hall effect sensor to deliver the proper timing. So what is actually happening when the distributor is out o...
by v8famvan
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: P0300 code has emptied my checking account. Help!
Replies: 15
Views: 5828

Re: P0300 code has emptied my checking account. Help!

Al, I am not exactly sure what information your Android Torque app scanner is giving you but the key piece of data that I would be looking at is some thing called the 'CMP Retard' parameter. The correct spec for this is 0 degrees +/- 2 degrees. This parameter is not adjustable from the factory, howe...
by v8famvan
Tue Sep 11, 2012 8:16 pm
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: 'KING GMC' van going up for sale
Replies: 6
Views: 2547

Re: 'KING GMC' van going up for sale

Yeah, I talked to Gerald last week & he said he was taking there to see if he could generate some interest in someone purchasing it.
by v8famvan
Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:10 am
Forum: COOLING
Topic: Coolant leak - Drivers side, top corner of intake / head
Replies: 22
Views: 6797

Re: Coolant leak - Drivers side, top corner of intake / head

That looks about normal for that vehicle. Small puddles of oil in there is what happens. Nothing there looks alarming to me & I have done plenty of them.
by v8famvan
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:12 am
Forum: COOLING
Topic: Radiator,parts and the water pump from H**l
Replies: 9
Views: 3267

Re: Radiator,parts and the water pump from H**l

Are you sure it is from the water pump gasket area? Sounds very much like an intake gasket is leaking down the front of the engine..... :-k
by v8famvan
Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: ENGINES GENERAL/PERFORMANCE
Topic: Starting / stalling issues on possible new van
Replies: 2
Views: 1120

Re: Starting / stalling issues on possible new van

A common cause of an intermittent no start is a coil wire that is shorting to ground. This is usually worse in damp weather...
by v8famvan
Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:28 am
Forum: COOLING
Topic: New fan clutch installed, way too loud.
Replies: 6
Views: 3150

Re: New fan clutch installed, way too loud.

I have run into this issue before other customers. What I suspect is that an aftermarket economy version of the clutch fan was installed, not an OEM. This was likely due to the fact that it was probably less than 1/2 the cost of the OEM one. The saying goes that you get what you pay for & it is true...
by v8famvan
Sat Aug 04, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: CLIMATE CONTROL
Topic: No High speed fan
Replies: 23
Views: 9366

Re: No High speed fan

http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p123/NotDadsW41/webSite/install3.jpg So where is this fusible link that I should be looking for here? I supposed it's painfully obvious of course... Yup, that connector with the 4 wires coming out of it is the fuseable link assembly. If you look at those gray wire...