I HAVE LOSS OF POWER

  • Tiny
  • Gabriel Lane
  • 1991 GMC Sonoma
  • 91,000 miles

When I experience loss of power, if I smack the dash just passenger side of center, it will correct itself for a while. It was by accident I found this but I have done it numerous times and result is immediate, whereas if I do not hit the dash it stays at lost power. I don't have much money right now, so my donation is small, but I appreciate any help I can get. Thank you.

Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 3:14 AM

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  • saturntech9
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Sounds like your jaring something the computer is over in that area. Do you have any codes?

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 3:45 AM
  • Tiny
  • Gabriel Lane
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No codes. The comp is at foot of passenger side and was replaced about a year ago. I am thinking it's gotta be a short of some kind. Something loose, it feels like if an injector were clogged and when I hit the dash unclog feeling. I know they're different issues, just trying to describe the feeling.

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 4:12 AM
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  • saturntech9
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I had a 1992 chevy s-10 I knew the computer was over there on passenger side somewhere. So when it looses power does it idle different?

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 4:20 AM
  • Tiny
  • Gabriel Lane
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Yes, even stalls completely when idling.

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 4:33 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Iam thinking maybe a loose ground in the dash.

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 4:36 AM
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  • Gabriel Lane
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I will definitely check that out. Thanks.

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 4:56 AM
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  • saturntech9
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Your welcome what engine do you have?

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Friday, July 13th, 2012 AT 5:01 AM

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