Mechanics

WHAT WILL MAKE MY COMPUTER READ NO POWER GOING TO IT?

1995 Chevrolet Truck • 220,000 miles

My truck was running rough and I couldn't even move it so I took the carb off and took it apart and thouroughly cleaned it. I put it all back togehter it ran better. Now you could move it a little ways then it started idleing up and down so I checked the cold start censor by unpluging it and then it ran smoother so I bought a new one and put it on the truck and it wouldn't crank the computer reading say that the computer isn't getting any power what will cause that
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Mglabas
December 11, 2011.



There has to be an open circuit between where you plug in and the PCM. Check wiring harness at PCM for corrosion, something loose, pushed in pins. Also, check IAC for idle issues.

Hello I checked all my connections to the pcm and everything is fine no corrosion no pushed in pins and all the connectons were tight is there anything else that would make it read there is no power going to the pcm

Tiny
Mglabas
Dec 11, 2011.
Where are you getting this information?
What is the code number/s you are seeing?
Your truck doesn't have a carb.

Wrenchtech
Dec 11, 2011.
12 is the code #

Tiny
Mglabas
Dec 11, 2011.
There is no code 12. You always get that code before it reads the real codes stored.

Wrenchtech
Dec 11, 2011.
It will run idling but when I put it in gear it idles down and shuts off it is a manual trans

Tiny
Mglabas
Dec 11, 2011.
First pull the EGR off and make sure it's not stuck open. At this point you could have issues with the throttle body, IAC, or many other things, especially since you have taken it apart now. You're not going to find this problem with a paper clip. That OBD1 system tracks only a fraction of what the newer computers track.

Wrenchtech
Dec 11, 2011.
When I took the throttle body off and cleaned everything I got new gaskets put it all back together and it ran better but I descovered the problem was the cold start censor and I replaced it then it wouldn't run right again I adjusted the timing and still the same problem the egr isn't stuck open any more suggestions

Tiny
Mglabas
Dec 11, 2011.
Do you think it could be the coil or the distributer cap

Tiny
Mglabas
Dec 11, 2011.
There is no such thing as a "cold start sensor" so I don't know what you changed. It's probably time for a professional diagnosis.

Wrenchtech
Dec 11, 2011.
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