Hi Joe, thanx 4 get'n back 2 me. The SES lite hasn't come back on before it stalls since I replaced the MAF. It just stalls after 8 min of up & down idling. It always starts back up & repeats the cycle til it stalls. Imagine 2 kids bounc'n in ur car to music for 1-2 seconds, then stop for 1-2 seconds, then bounce again. That's the up/down idle before I but on the heater. After the heater is on, imagine only one small kid bounc'n the way the 2 kids did, that's about the difference. I noticed 4 months ago before the the stalling started, that when the 'CLUST' fuse is pulled the blower motor blows air. I think the cars possessed. I don't know what the fuel pressure is, I don't have the $150 Auto Zone wants to borrow the gauge, or the $20 to buy a cheap one. I hav'nt checked the cat conv, I don't know how & never thought it would need check'n. I jus got done testing the MAP, the A & C terminals have the right 5.0 volts. When I did B & A terminals it should'v been 0.5 volts (at sea level) but I got a 4.35 reading. I'm in Vegas & it's about 2,200ft above sea level so I'm at a loss at what the volts should be. Auto Zone test instuctions never said what would be wrong if the B/A terminals hadn't tested in range. I took off the vac lines from the throttle body & tried to gently blow in then out to see if they were clogged. The EGR was clear & MAP too I think. The fuel Pressure regulator vac line was tight, I pulled very little air in/out the line. Same with the vac line next to it towards the firewall. I finally found where the PCV valve's hidden. Backside of engine, below & under plenum, under all the lines 4'' from firewall. It hadn't been changed in 2 years, I couildn't it for the year I've had the car. Im taking a break from try'n to put the hose back on the PCV, there's no room & the engine is rotated forward. I don't know how far it should go forward so it's only as far as I need to put my hands back there. That ain't far, I'm female so my hands are small. My next step is to pull the #1 spark plug to see how it looks deposits wise. I got a bottle of Lucas injector cleaner, i'm go'n to double the dose in my tank. Maybe it's the injectors. If I put my foot on the gas the car stalls - oh yea! Here's another weird one, I took the relay out for the fuel pump to release the pressure in the line & the car kept get'n gas, as if I never took out the relay. I was even able to step on the gas pedal as much & as hard as I wanted & the car didn't stall..... I'm tell'n ya Joe the car IS POSSESSED! She's a great car, never a problem til a week after the 1yr date I bought it. I drove it 1300miles from Washington state to Vegas last Oct. 1 w/o a tune up & it only cost about $160 in gas @ $4.25 a gallon. Plus the car was LOADED to the max w/my stuff. Here's a pic of my car just before I left Washington & moved back to Vegas. I wanted to show my friends how high the trucks are in WA state next to my car. Beautiful state, but to quiet for me.
Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 AT 1:00 AM