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Old 03-15-2012, 12:58 PM
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I had an issue like that where is felt like it was suffocating..The engine wouldnt go past 40mph...Turns out it was the Cat converter...It was screwed..Take a quick look at that, is it in bad shape? While your at it, replace the oxygen sensor as well..Go online and get yourself an Innova OBD-1/2 diagnostic tool, I got one for 225$, comes in handy bigtime!! Once I replaced the Cat converter/ Y-pipe assy, she ran awesome! The Cat was bad and all the internals wwere broken up all inside it causing the engine to basically suffocate!
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Yes good point, it is possible for the cat to cause this. Also possibility is bad fuel pump or clogged fuel filter.
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IMO it's easier to lift the bed off the truck with a group of friends rather than work upside down over your head trying to drop the tank.
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An easy check for a bad cat is take the precat o2 sensor out and tie it off to the side and go for a drive. Yah it will make some extra noise but if it runs fine it will tell you that it is a bad cat. Removing the sensor releases backpressure that a bad cat can create. Try it with both side if you have a cat on each side.
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An easy check for a bad cat is take the precat o2 sensor out and tie it off to the side and go for a drive. Yah it will make some extra noise but if it runs fine it will tell you that it is a bad cat. Removing the sensor releases backpressure that a bad cat can create. Try it with both side if you have a cat on each side.
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The pre cat "upstream" O2 sensors are what primarily affect A/F ratios. I don't even think it would run without them properly in place. Also, I think exposing the O2 sensors to the fresh oxygen while running can ruin them (although maybe that's only when they're hot...not sure...).
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