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i think i did something bad to my truck

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MsTRD, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. Oct 13, 2008 at 1:58 PM
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    MsTRD

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    so my bf made a custom intake for his truck to save money so i asked him to make one for mine...unfortunately my truck wouldn't run with the intake so we just decided to put the stock back in. as soon as i got on the road coming back to sacramento the check engine light went on and i noticed my truck was driving weird. it was shaking and having a hard time accelerating. i drove like this for awhile but decided to pull over and see if we didn't plug something back into the intake. It was dark and i couldn't take the cover off so i obviously couldn't see much so i decided to get back on the road. as soon as i got back on the freeway the check engine light went off and yay my truck was back to normal! but then...

    when i was about to take my exit the maintenance required light turned on and again my truck started driving weird. Today before class i popped the hood, took a quick look and didn't see anything too noticeable but when i pressed on the gas it made a whiny noise, like it was struggling a lot.

    any suggestions on what could be wrong or anything i can check?
     
  2. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:01 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    you can possibly take it to the dealer and say something is wrong and see if they will check it
     
  3. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    mjp2

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    Post pictures, check the Mass Air Flow sensor wiring, and possibly clean the MAF assembly. It's extremely sensitive to oil and stuff and can get gummed up easily.
     
  4. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:02 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    wow i completely skipped the part were you say your from sac town. im like an hour and a half away form you lol
     
  5. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:06 PM
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    MsTRD

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    i'll try to get some pictures later. my first thought was the MAF but i haven't had the time to pull off the cover to take a good look.

    yeah i had to move to this hell hole over the summer :mad: where are you?
     
  6. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:10 PM
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    Beat me to it.
     
  7. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:18 PM
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    I live in Rohnert Park which is about 45 minutes south of SF. WEll if you go to Sac State then you preobably konw were Sonoma State University is?
     
  8. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    yepp, i'm from petaluma :)
     
  9. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:20 PM
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    Sounds like MAF. If there isn't a tight seal around the filter and the piping it could be getting too much air in for the MAF to properly read.
     
  10. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:21 PM
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    alright thanks!

    i wish i wasn't in class so i could check! i want to figure this out!
     
  11. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:22 PM
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    Holy crap i have family in petaluma. thats kinda crazy. So how is hte hottness in Sac treating you? lol
     
  12. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:24 PM
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    oh man i am hating it! i was in petaluma this weekend and it felt so good to have to wear a sweatshirt again!

    i guess its something i unfortunately have to get used to :(
     
  13. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:25 PM
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    and you only there for fall right now. Just wait till spring time. I had a baseball tournament at Sac State and it was like 105. lol
     
  14. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:28 PM
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    yeah i know how hot it gets, i have family up here and i used to play in softball tournaments up here too :) i'm basically living in hell!
     
  15. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    seriously man i played for the santa rosa jc and everytime i went up to sac it was hot but fresno was even worse haha sorry to butt in
     
  16. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:29 PM
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    oh adn the bugs. lol. oh crap speaking of baseball i have practice soon. GOod luck on your intake situation
     
  17. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:31 PM
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    MsTRD

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    hah no worries. yeah this place basically sucks, i miss my ocean breeze!

    one good thing is the gas is like 20 cents cheaper :)
     
  18. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:32 PM
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    yeah im good with sr cause its not as cold yet still gets pretty cold, the races in ptown are always freezing haha
     
  19. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:33 PM
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    oh man why didn't anyone stop me from moving here. you guys are making me jealous!
     
  20. Oct 13, 2008 at 2:35 PM
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    haha well i didnt exactly know you when you moved there so dont put that blame on me! haha but yeah your missin out for sure :p
     
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