IDLE PROBLEMS AN RICH EXHAUST

1993 Pontiac Sunbird

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bmxwayne

December, 18, 2010 AT 5:09 PM

I have a 1993 pontiac sunbird and it has been idling rough stalling at idle and have gotten a rich exhaust code also have a drop in mpg

10 Answers

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Jacobandnickolas

December, 21, 2010 AT 3:45 PM

What code did you get? When was the last tune up? Have you checked the fuel pressure regulator?

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bmxwayne

December, 21, 2010 AT 11:36 PM

It was code 45 I cleared the code and it has not come back but still having problems last tune up is pretty recent how can I check the fuel pressure regulator there is no connection for a pressure gauge

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Jacobandnickolas

December, 22, 2010 AT 1:31 PM

45 oxygen sensor rich exhaust. It could be a bad O2 sensor. As far as the fuel pressure, you need a "T" adapter to place in the fuel line if there is no schrader valve.

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bmxwayne

December, 22, 2010 AT 10:23 PM

Is there anyway to test the 02 sensor

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Jacobandnickolas

December, 23, 2010 AT 1:08 PM

Yes, you need to check for resistance.

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bmxwayne

December, 23, 2010 AT 10:27 PM

How much resistance should there be I do have an analog multimeter

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Jacobandnickolas

December, 26, 2010 AT 6:21 AM

I did more research. I want you to check the O2 sensor for a ground issue. I have attached a schematic. Here is what I need you to do. You need to check voltage to the sensor. You should get a.45 volt reference power supply from the control module. Check that. Also, with the engine warmed up, you should get between.35 and.55 voltage reading off idle.

As far as the wires you are looking for, ECM terminal C7 is a purple wire from the ECM (power supply) and C8 is a tan wire (ground). Based on everyting I read, that sounds like where the problem is coming from. Just keep your fingers crossed that it is a bad ground.

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bmxwayne

January, 1, 2011 AT 5:39 PM

Ok o2 sensor was bad and I replaced it now I am getting code 33 map sensor circut signal voltage high/low low/high vacuum as described by chilton manual

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Jacobandnickolas

January, 1, 2011 AT 8:10 PM

Are you able to watch the MAP sensor's reactions via your scanner?

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bmxwayne

March, 2, 2011 AT 2:49 AM

No I cannot it is an obd 1 system and now my car is giving me 7 codes could the prom chip be bad

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