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Suabru 2.5 dohc head gaskets

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#1 littlecars


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Posted 11 July 2009 - 10:20 PM

I just replaced the head gaskets. Now the motor is back in and it will not run. It will start and idel for a few seconds but then die. I can keep it running for about 5 seconds if I keep on the gas, but it ultimately dies. Any ideas? I reset the security system so I dont think that is the problem. What Am I missing?

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 10:52 PM

Idle air control valve hose not hooked completely to the intake tube? That hose is about 1" in diameter and goes from a thing near the throttle body and toward the passenger side of the car. It tucks down under the intake tube and can look hooked up when it isn't.

#3 Jerry DeMoss

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Posted 11 July 2009 - 11:16 PM

That as Shawn said or check and make sure your O2 sensor is plugged in.

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Posted 12 July 2009 - 01:00 PM

You were right , it was that vacumm hose that goes from the air box to the Idle control valve. I should not have missed it. I guess I drank to much beer whill putting the motor back in?

I apprciate the help


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Posted 12 July 2009 - 03:50 PM

Now I am having another problem. It is idleing poorly, but runs good at high RPM's. The check engion light is also on. Do I need to reset theECU or something? Should I take it to a shop to have it scanned?

#6 Olnick


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:28 AM

Hi Brent--welcome aboard. You'll get more response to your questions if you post them in the "New Generation" forum rather than here in "Shop Talk."


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Posted 13 July 2009 - 11:33 AM

hi Brent.


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Posted 16 July 2009 - 11:05 AM

Moving to new gen forum.

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