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Old 08-03-2010, 01:08 PM
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This is for my Dad's 1996 Pace Truck. 5.9L, all stock.

This truck has been sitting in a horse pasture for about 5 years, and my dad got it out and resurrected it. (it had been sideswiped).

He put a new bed on it, new fenders, new pass door, and a cab corner, and a new interior. Now it is multi-colored and is ready for a paint job...lol But...he finally got it running and everything, put a new thermostat in it yesterday (the old one was sticking), and now she's running cool as can be.

So, he decided to take it down to the gas station, and on the way, the truck ran perfect. He pulled in, put a few gallons of gas in and I did to (I followed him just in case, and this rules out the gas being bad).

But, as soon as he left, the truck started doing the rough idle thing, so, he revved it up and started driving off, well, as soon as he gives it gas, it falls flat on its face and almost shuts off until you let off. And, if you keep the pedal down, it will stall out.

You can hear the idle air compensator up their (air sucking), and it just won't go. It will sit there and idle and rev all day long, but, as soon as its in gear, it doesn't want to move.

Any ideas? cat? Fuel filter? IAS is bad?
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:16 PM
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Check fuel pressure and flow and, of course, check for codes.
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It's embarrassed from being multi colored and doesn't want to be seen in public so it's throwing a fit.

As you can see I don't have the answer for you.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:38 PM
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It's embarrassed from being multi colored and doesn't want to be seen in public so it's throwing a fit.

As you can see I don't have the answer for you.
haha...That may be it.

And, Remerson, its not throwing a MIL light, so, could it still be throwing a code?

And, in 1996 they were OBD I correct?
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It could be but it isn't likely. 96 is the first mandatory year for OBDII. The usual suspects with these symptoms are TPS, MAP, and fuel pressure/volume.
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Sounds like its starving for gas.
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Yeah, a bog is caused by too much air.
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When I got my 2000 fron the lot it drove fine for 2 days then started to do about the same thing. I took it to Autozone they ran the codes it was the throttle position sensor. It may not be your problem but for $34 it might help.
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Well any update ? Did you find out what was going on ?
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Thanks everyone for the input. And, actually, no, we haven't messed with it. The truck is at a friend of ours house across town (he has a bunch of acrage for us to keep our cars ) and we haven't gotten out there yet.

But, we did grab a few TPSs, MAPs, and IASs at the yard today. And, we're going to cut the cat off and weld on the new exhaust here soon...so, that will eliminate if its any of those. Then, we'll start getting into the technical fuel pressures and stuff.

Thanks again for the tips, though. I'll update when we get over there
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