See my profile, Imma CJ Guy,
I'm not a paid mechanic, nor paid here. But I do know CJs well, and answer in their forums alot.
Dad had/ still has a '86 T-Bird 3.8L V-6 Throttle body injection
Would not run, I replaced every sensor, some 3-4 times. It threw no codes at all, I was really getting proficient, counting the light flashing on the code reader!
Several years ago, my Buddy and I bought a Car Dolly, so we did not need a tow truck.I squeak Bigtime when I walk. So I really tried all I could do, without big spending.
I took it to the feller that the dealerships take their problem children to.I really hated doing this, I never let stuff whoop me!
He ran thru testing everything, then he told me it was the TPS, paid him and left. Replaced it the 4th time and still same issues.
Pap was sorta hinting about taking it to the dealership.
I was ready for suicide, I was letting my Pap down.
Many of the sensors I had, came from the Salvage Yard.I had spent less than $30 there, in several trips. Probably robbed everything off of 4 cars.
I had bought several new sensors, and I could see that I was pizzing in the wind.
My buddy, who was helping me all along, said I was not acting my usual Comedian, happy go lucky self. He said there was only one thing we had not tried.
He had been to Advance Auto for a gasket, and spent $20 more, at the salvage yard. He retrieved these items from his truck.
He said, you haven't changed the injectors, so I got the entire throttle body off of the blue T-Bird in the Salvage Yard (the better looking rig, which we had robbed alot of stuff off of already)
I didn't try to swap the injectors, I put on the new gasket and bolted it on.
WAAAALAAAA. Instant fix.3 weeks of wasted time and effort. Fixed for about $25, and 30 minutes of time!
I won't even tell you what the SUPER MECHANIC charged me for nothing!
Well any way, I always write novels when I answer,
Thanks for putting up with me,
Let me know what you come up with,
Sunday, October 3rd, 2010 AT 9:05 PM