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Question. I need some help

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by piratesvarsity22, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    piratesvarsity22

    piratesvarsity22 [OP] SickTacoFoSho

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    my truck sputters when i accelerate, new plugs, wires. new cat. im trying to find out if this is true... they told me it could be my distributor... but wouldnt that throw the check engine light on? my moms bf has an altima and he replaced the fuel filter and it got rid of his sputtering.???


    any help?
     
  2. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    try seafoaming and cleaning the throttle body first. may help your situation. then change the fuel filter.
     
  3. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    piratesvarsity22

    piratesvarsity22 [OP] SickTacoFoSho

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    yea good idea. but would a bad distributor throw a check engine light
     
  4. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    that really just depends..................but i really dont think there are many sensors in connection with the distributor....so im not totally sure man.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    chris4x4

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    On your truck, a bad distributer wont throw an CEL. What engine do you have?
     
  6. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:22 PM
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  7. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    It could be the distributer or the fuel filter. you can check the ditributer and see if there is any build up on the points. they should be a nice silver or copper color. If they look good, replace your fuel filter.
     
  8. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    ok will do thanks guys
     
  9. Jan 13, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    let us know what turns up!
     
  10. Jan 14, 2009 at 1:23 PM
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    i just bought some blue leds for my gauge cluster but i dont know how to take off the needles so i can get at the circuit board so i can put them can anyone tell me how
     
  11. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    hey i seafoamed it and checked the fuel filter. it was pretty clean. so im guessing it has to be a distributor :-(
     
  12. Jan 14, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    How did you "check" the fuel filter?
     
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