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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-30-2010, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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Sad 94 3.3L dying while driving, temp gauge goes out before dying...HELP!!

Hi guys:

Need you expertise!

My 94 3.3l works pretty good, but sporadically it starts to die on me...But before it does, the temp gauge goes all the way down, just as if I had turned the car off, but only that gauge, the tachometer, fuel gauge and speedometer still work…And a few seconds later, the car dies while driving…I suspect it happens when reaching operating temperature.

After it dies, I have to try 3 times before I can get it to start again. That was a few days, but now in top of it, it idles high (Usually idles 500-600 RPM) up to 1,500 RPM.

Another precedent is that the car rarely starts on the first try (And it cranks roughly), I have to give it a second attempt and it starts right off like it should.

Recently, I’ve changed the radiator fan connector as it was melted and it was intermittently operating the fans…And living in Mexicali, Baja Mexico, where we can have 120-130 F easily, overheat is a given. The dying problem seem to have switch into high gear after the connector replacement.

I’ve read that maybe the camshaft sensor could be the one…But I don’t understand why the temp gauge goes first before dying…

PLEASE HELP!
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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I've found what the problem was...There was a rag that I use when checking fluids level that was exactly between the battery & the PCM harness...I placed it somewhere else thinking that it could be blocking the air flow, not because I believed it was the cause of my problem...And voilá! The dying while driving is gone!

So keep the PCM clear so it can breathe and behave.

Hope it helps somebody...
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 06:43 PM
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The computer next to the battery is the transmission computer not the engine computer. The ECU is under the air filter box. just wanted to clarify that. Glad you got your problem fixed.
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You're right, I meant the TCM.

Thanks!
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 11:28 PM
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gotta love the simple fixes.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-07-2010, 11:34 PM
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Wow! I'll have to keep that in the back of my mind and keep track of the rags under the hood!
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-08-2010, 11:23 AM Thread Starter
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No doubt I'm glad my trep isn't dying anymore, but...How would a "hot" TCM affect the car so much that it would shut it down...

Any ideas?
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