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post #1 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 09:39 AM
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Surging Problems

Hey there,

My 89 'kick has a whee little bit of a surging problem...

When I start it in the morning, it fires right up, idles really high like 2500, and then it seems to start to really miss, but never dies, and then it quits doing that after about a minute, and then it starts to surge between 2500 and 1500 rpm... What could it do? The previous owner said it did the same thing for him. Any suggestions?

1989 Suzuki Sidekick - bone stock
1997 Trans Am Ram Air
1985 Yamaha FZ 750
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post #2 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 11:09 AM
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Re: Surging Problems

My first question is "Does it stop surging once it's fully warmed up??". If "yes", then it's related to the start-up/warm-up cycle... If "no", then it's a permanent problem... Have you checked your PCV valve for clogging?? Could your fuel injectors be partially clogged?? When was the last time the vehicle was tuned, timed and all plug wires, etc., closely inspected?? What's the condition of your electric fuel pump??

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post #3 of (permalink) Old 11-01-2001, 03:58 PM
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Re: Surging Problems


Yes the problem does quit when its warmed up. About 5,000 kms ago, I put a new dist cap, rotor, plugs and wires, but that didn't help. How do I check the pvc valve? Its just when the engine is cold, as soon as its warmed up it idles around ~900, really smoothly. Not too sure about the fuel pump, the truck never dies going down the road at all, it runs perfectly.

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1997 Trans Am Ram Air
1985 Yamaha FZ 750
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