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 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich

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PostSubject: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:11 pm

Ok I'm getting a little aggrevated. Have a 1995 Buick Roadmaster Wagon. I have just recently Replace the OPTI and Coil with a set from Accel, New fuel pump and sending unit and egr valve. Can't figure out why the car is having problems starting when it is cold, once it is warmed up it starts easier. I have to hold it to the floor board in order to get it started, if you tap the gas after it is running it falls on its face until it up to running temp. Also if you rev it up it is letting out black exhaust and what i believe is to be unburned fuel, you can smell it is running way to rich. HELP !!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:15 pm

you might need a new ECT engine coolant temperature sensor
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:25 pm

I did change that sensor and the throttle positioning sensor and still nothing has changed. Mad
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Fri Mar 26, 2010 6:01 am

You said you replaced the sending unit? Did it come with a new pump, harness, sock. Did you replace the filter? What brand was the sending unit? AC Delco?

It is not good to change out several things at once. It make tracking issues down issues more difficult. Are you sure the opti is indexed correctly?
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Fri Mar 26, 2010 7:19 am

Yes the sending unit is an AC Delco, brand new fuel pump, sock, harness, I did not replace the filter. Fuell pressure is not an issue as we have checked that and it is "running rich". What do you mean by it being Indexed propely? If you mean was it installed in the position as the one i took out than yes it is. I wish that my car would read on my scanner because it would probably make things easier to find.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Fri Mar 26, 2010 10:22 am

it the CEL on ? have you changed the plugs and wires ?
so it runs great when its warm,have you changed the PCM at anytime.
when it warm it is in closed loop reading the O2's and adjusting the fuel trims.
it can smell rich when its running lean,what is the fuel pressure ? you want 43.5
with the vacuum line off the regulator.
find someone near you that has Datamaster then do a data log.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Fri Mar 26, 2010 11:13 am

The check engine light is not on, the plugs and wire are recent. Even when it is warm the engine does have a little enitian stutter but not at much of a stumble as if it was cold. I haven't changed the PCM at all. I will re check the fuel presseure and give you a number.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:29 pm

bounce I would like to thank MEAN SS, It was the temp sensor screwing the whole car up. There are two sensors and the auto parts store told me that the one they gave me was the one that ran to the ECM, but they were wrong. I changed the one on the water pump and the car runs AWESOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!! So if any one ever has the issue it's $13.27. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU !!!!!!!!! MEAN SS IS THE MAN !!!!!!!!!!!!!! bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:34 pm

no problemo Cool


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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:41 pm

Good to here Bobby was able to help you out. The other sensor on the pass side of the head is the one for the guage.
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Fri Mar 26, 2010 9:48 pm

again thank you, it's amazing that something so simple can screw up the entire engine, thanxs
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PostSubject: Re: 95 RMW Trouble Starting/Stumbles Running Rich   Sun Mar 28, 2010 1:10 pm

If in doubt assume it's a sensor. That's my experience with these cars.
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