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Old 10-02-2011, 10:06 PM
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Turn the key to the on position 3 times fast and then leave it in the on position. Watch the engine light and get the codes by counting the flashes. It will flash 5-5 when its done giving the trouble codes.
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Is your transmission fluid level full? Low fluid can cause the jerking as well, but the backfiring ?
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I recently had a similar problem with my truck. It turns out the wire from the coil to the distributor cap had worked loose, making the truck VERY hard to start, and chugged just like his it doing. I reset the wire and now it seems to be fine. Maybe something to double check?
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Old 10-11-2011, 01:42 AM
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Hate to sound like a broken record but you absolutely must confirm that blasted intake belly pan gasket isn't blown. Running in third as opposed to 4th causes higher rpms which masks a vacuum leak. Backfiring is a symptom of a vacuum leak. It could be something else, but address the worst offender first.
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OK, This is going to sound REALLY stupid, but it really happened to me. 1998 5.2 L bad bad miss when engine working hard, only low RPM. Backfiring periodically, both ends. no check engine, pulled sparkplugs, rear one on pass side (#8?) internals of plug were MIA. apparently, it still saw fit to fire at 2500RPMs, on up, Hmmm I think what could cause this? Anyhow, ran OK for a week or two, and same prob once again, and the same plug had exploded internally again, Also knocked like crazy when pulling a trailer, empty. Now I don't know if this was coincidence or not, but one day I needed 4wd to back up, pushing trailer thru mud, and I discovered I had only rear wheel drive. OK, now what... crawled underneath expecting anything, and there s two silicone hose joints connecting apparent vaccum lines routed along the bottom of the crossmember, and one of em was disconnected. pushed em back together, put a ziptie around each of them, as clamps, and not only did I get my 4WD back, but its beening running flawlessly since. I don't even know if this line has steady vaccum or not, but I figure it must, and my exploding spark plug problem was directly associated with this little tube.... Worth a look, I guess... I also changed the $36 sensor which pushes into the rear pinion and it got rid of my ABS and brake warning light, same day (last Sunday)
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:47 AM
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Did you solve this problem yet? My 97 with the 5.9 does this exact same thing. I thought the torque converter was locking and unlocking rapidly. Please update this thread.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:36 AM
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Ok everyone. I have been doing some research and found this pdf posted online from some mechanics forum. Here is the link CLICK ME. Very interesting information, and this sounds like the same problem we are having. I wont be able to work on mine until this weekend. I'll post back any results.
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I know this is very old but I Finally got time to work on the truck and it was in fact the lower plenum gasket along with the fact that it allowed so much oil in the rear two cylinders that it oil fowled the plugs. Hughes lower pan kit and new plugs and she runs like a champ. Overdrive is smooth as silk now.
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Better late than never. Glad to see you got it fixed.
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Another thought is the throttle position sensor, it is a cheap replacement and very easy to do. I had a jerking starting off when driving and this fixed my problem.
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