Has the coolant temp sensor (ECTS) ever been replaced? They were problems for Sattys until they were updated to an all brass tips design in 2000 I think.They can cause starting problems along with poor fuel economy, high idlle and more.
Here a link to the replacement procedure.
Have you replaced the air filter and the fuel filter lately? They also can cause problems.
The trans fluid temp sensor is identical. The replacement procedure is similiar. You should be able to replace them both for under $40.00.
I would change the cam cover gasket also. This will prevent misfires from oil on the plug wires.
Finding a coolant leak can be a pain. Look for white stains left by the dried coolant. Check the coolant bottle, the coolant hoses, the rad by the upper hose (they tend to crack there), and the waterpump (best checked from underneath).
I will send you the procedure for changing the valve cover gasket.
Good luck and let us know. :)
Saturday, May 5th, 2007 AT 10:18 PM