I have no Idea what is wrong with my truck

Tiny
TANYA
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I have a 2003 GMC Yukon with a 4.8L engine with 90,000 miles on it. Recently I purchased a Diablo Sport performance tuner and installed and my truck would not idle. I reset the truck back to stock and still same problem. The tech guys told me to change feul filter but that did not fix problem either. They say it has to be a problem with the truck and not there programmer. Any thoughts on this would help. Thank you.
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 AT 3:39 PM

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Tiny
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How old are the spark plugs?

What codes are in the computer?
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Tuesday, April 17th, 2007 AT 10:18 PM
Tiny
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I'm pretty sure that the spark plugs are as old as the truck. I was gonna change them when I hit 100,000 miles, but if you think that it may be an issue with my trucks problem I guess changing them now wouldn't hurt. I dunno what the codes in the computer are. All I know is that after trying to install the programmer my truck coincidentally stopped idling. I've never had problems with this truck before and there were no warning signs. I have disconnected the battery hoping that this will show me if the problem is my truck or the faulty programmer. So, I guess we'll see. If that doesn't work, then I have an appointment at a GM dealership tomorrow morning to have my sytem re-flashed. I am at a complete loss as far as fixing this problem. Let me know what you think. If what I am thinking could be wrong is right? Thank you!
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 4:47 PM
Tiny
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I would have replaced the plugs by now.

Why have the system re-flashed?
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 4:54 PM
Tiny
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I was told that if the system was corrupted by the programmer that I should re-flash the sytem to take it all back to stock. Which is fine with me cuz it was stock to begin with. I'm gonna go ahead and buy spark plugs today. Are Denso's a good brand? I've heard a lot of good things and I like what I read. But as far as the idling problem, what more could I do if it turns out not to be a corrupted system or the spark plugs? Thanx
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 5:52 PM
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I doubt the re-flash is going to do anything. It will upgrade the software to the most current version and IF your idle problem was one of the fixes in it, you'll be fine. I just don't see it too often.

You need the codes in the computer to troubleshoot. There is a wide variety of possiblities of potential sources for the rough idle.

Denso are good plugs, gennerally run in foriegn cars. I would use AC delco or auto lites on your truck, if it were mine however.
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 9:46 PM
Tiny
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O.K. Thanx for all your help. I will let you know what happens after the reflash tomorrow if it fixes the problem or not. And I'll keep those other spark plugs in mind
Tanya
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Wednesday, April 18th, 2007 AT 10:49 PM
Tiny
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O.K. So I brought my truck to the dealership today to have my system reflashed and the problem was basically my dirty engine! My throttle-body was really dirty so that when the program was installed I guess there wasn't enough air and it messed up. So when the program was taken back off my truck didn't know how to idle. And I couldn't teach it because of the restriction of air flow to the engine and what not. So they cleaned it, reflashed it, and sent me on my way! Yay! So it's all better and I can still use the power programmer! I'm just gonna go through and clean various parts of the engine first, just to make sure this doesn't happen again! Thank you for all your help and I'm gonna go ahead and start the long process of flushing my engine and switching all the parts that need to be switched and upgrading everything I want to upgrade! Thank you again!
Tanya
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Thursday, April 19th, 2007 AT 2:10 PM

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