Well guys, I think I may have found the problem? Still too soon to say. My battery light started coming on about a month ago. (I know my troubleshooting skills are not the best). The alternator was under warrenty, so they gave me a new one. The light would still comes on once in a while. When the battery light is on, the battery voltage with all the accesseries on is like 14.65plus, seemed too high? Whne the light was on, I wiggles the alt. Wires and the light went out. I took a closer look at the alt. Plug. About 4" back from the plug end, the wires had been spliced and one of the thin wires was broken. Someone must have spliced in a new plug end at one time and did a poor job with the connector. Anyway, I soldered them, re checked my battery voltage and its like 14.18 with everyone on and running. Went for a 1 1/2 hour ride both on the freeway and stop and go traffic, it runs perfect. Ran it up on the freeway to 112mph and pulls good with no surges ever. Like I say time will tell, but what a S.O.B. To find. I sure hope this was it.
Replied on May 6, 2013
Mine ended up being a dirty MAF sensor. I still have the original sensor in the car with over 182,000 miles on it. It needed to be cleaned with MAF sensor cleaner, not carb cleaner and that did the trick. $8.00 can.
As part of my troubleshooting you might want to try this because I thought mine was fuel related at first. I went and bought a fuel pressure gauge tester, it came with about 3 - 4' of hose. I duct taped the gauge to the outside of my windshield and left it there while driving everywhere for like 2 weeks. Of course, than it worked fine until one day while I was driving in hot humid weather it started bucking and surging. The fuel pressure was good, had nothing to do with it at all in my case. It wasn't until it happened a few more times and left me stranded in a parking lot that I decided to unplug the MAF sensor. Bingo! The check engine light came on when I unplugged it, but the car ran great! If I were you I would get a fuel pressure gauge so you can monitor that for starters. Good luck!
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011 AT 2:03 AM