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Old 07-07-2010, 08:51 PM
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Ok, I have read other posting on engine stalling while at idle and while driving down the road. So I have taken off the throttle body and gave it a good cleaning. Runs good for a couple of days then it starts up again by stalling out when acceleratoring or at idle. Have change out the IAC valve and TPS. Also change out the coil. Problem still exist. I do have a new transmission put in three weeks ago and of coarse this is when it started. Will be checking with the transmission shop about this but you know how they are not at fault. Could it be the computer or the crank sensor also? Or possible fuel pump? Engine does start right back up when it dies. Engine is a 5.2 with 230 throusand miles on it.
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Check around the bell housing and make sure they didn't pinch the crank sensor wiring when they reinstalled the transmission.
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It doesn't take much mishandling to damage the crank sensor .
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Ok, will get under there and check this out tomorrow. Thanks for the quick response!! Will get back.
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I check the connection for the crank sensor and didn't feel or see (using a small mirror) any pinch wires to the bell housing. Did disconnect and reconnected the sensor. I'll probably change the sensor out this weekend.
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I'd strongly recommend getting one from the dealer. Ive seen too many aftermarket sesors fail prematurely.
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Good luck and let us know how it turns out .
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Well after spending two hours trying to get that thing off and back on, big differents on how the engine is running. No more rough idle on start up and getting great responds on the throttle. Remerso228, wish I read your thread before I went to the auto parts. Anyway I just ran the truck hard round the block a few times, no problems. Tomorrow I'll get it on the highway. I did find on the sensor lead a small amount of carbon dust like substances. When I wipe it off I found a 5/16" scratch. I bet the transmission shop took off my fly wheel to mount the convertor then put it back on the crank. in the process nicking the sensor.
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Good to hear you got it fixed .
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Just wanted to let everyone know that my truck has been running great since replacing the crank sensor. No problems of stalling at idle or driving down the highway. Feel comfortable now to tow the boat to the lake which is about two hours away for a few days.
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