Hello all..Been around for quite awhile but finally have something to say/ask.I have a engine,an 86' z24i TBi 4 cylinder(8 plugs) that seems to cutout upon acceleration,more of a psstt that happens when ya give it some gas which cuts out.I have changed the plug wires,cap/rotor,plugs,gas filter.Haven't checked the fuel pressure from pump/regulator.Dang thang runs just fine around town,gas mileage fine etc except for the slight cutting out/surging.I did have a couple backfire climbing up a hills through the TBI,if that matters
It seems to do this when cold and really doesn't happen much,if at all when more warmed up.It does seem to "surge"? or is cutting slightly out when driving around town slightly(cutting out.It starts up perfectly,idles perfectly.I also noticed that when I am in park/neutral and push the gas pedal down to floorboard it rises the rpm but at the top end it will cut out.It leads me to grey hair.I checked the ecu/computer but it just gives out a "44" code and nothing else with the "mode III" setup.
Would/should I replace the coil pack(s)..I haven't flipped the coil wires or checked em and would this cause this kind of brain fart.Again any new ideas would be of great help. My brain hurts,it's a great truck..thank ya'll for any help and ides.Hoping it isn't fuel pump,regulator or fuel injectors.thanks all..D
thank ya zane.Many have said to flip them but I was hesitant to do this.I should just replace them both to eliminate those two potential issues but figured there was enough experts here that might have some ideas as to where to look..
Ok bought a new coil.Didn't put it on yet but tested the two on it .Pulled the wire off one of the coils and tried to start the engine.No start,replaced the wire back on the coil..Pulled the end off the other coil and the engine started and ran fine.SO is the coil that didn't start the engine the BAD one(coil)..,
thanks speedo,I do realize the 4 and 4 order.I pulled the wire off one coil,left one on the other and it didn't fire.Replaced that coil wire back on then pulled off the other wire and truck wouldn't start.Does that mean the coil that didn't fire the engine is bad or does that just work while the engine is running for the exhaust.??.
ah got it Saudade.I bought 1 new coil,haven't put it in yet as I don't wanna ruin it if it isn't the problem and not be able to take it back.The things I can think of offhand is the fuel pump but it gets plenty of power(gas) driving up a hill.It does cut out though,it may cut out 1 time or several at a time then be ok again.The other thing is the fuel pressure regulator but I doubt that.I have changed everything I can think of that may be the problem and every place and people say it MAY be the coil(s).I smell no gas(injectors leak(s) as it idles smooth,fires right up instantly,good gas mileage etc.I have ran injector cleaner several times just in case they were gummed/plugged ..Am I missing something here..And I so appreciate the help so much.thank you for the help..
Yeah I followed your thread S..about a month ago.I hate electrical crap,gimmie a good fight face to face(IE) carborator or body work but man that electrical stuff wrings me out.Been pouring like crazy here so no under hood time for me.I'll replace the coil(s) and check a couple other things..Thanks a bunch for all the insight.Merry xmas to all..
no neither one yet..dangdest thing.cuts out and randomly pops through the tb but when it's warmed up it runs normal.man gimmie a 400 small block anyday..lol ..merry xmas to all you folks and be safe,eat lots and have fun..oh and thanks a million...
welp,put in the new coil and still no joy.Between the cuts,scrapes and bruises and all the cursing I may take it in to a "qualified tech" as much as I hate to.I am thinking it may be the injector(s)..I can sit at idle in neutral and punch the gas pedal and it climbs up to a certain level and cuts out,kinda like revving it up like a 68' camaro at the starting line.ok maybe more like a prius.Doh.
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Is this whole car driving thing really freekin' brain surgery?
Here's something new for the crowd/clowns...
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