when you unpug the maf does it change the idle?
Read item number 2 on my listwhen you unpug the maf does it change the idle?
Did not try that. It's strange because it will not idle rough all the time. Worth a shot thoughwhen you unpug the maf does it change the idle?
Plug wires are not misrouted.I had a very similar issue on my old '95 GT. Tried a ton of things and the darn thing turned out to be mis-routed plug wires. Boy did I feel like a dumbass. Check 'em...it only takes a minute or two.
now restart it and see what it does..go drive it. also, spray water on all the header primaries (while running) and see if any are cold...also check the center button in the cap and see if its severely worn. it needs to contact the rotor at all times...Pulled the MAF sensor while it was running and it died instantly.
I'm leaning towards worn distributor as well. When mine did this, I had found that my connection in between the pickup coil and TFI module had been getting very hot, would arc, and there wasa little corrosion beginning to build. I pulled the distributor and found the bushings were worn. Replaced it, and it was good to go.
Go drive it first, as Greenbullit suggested. I will ask why, though, Paul. I wouldn't think our archaic computers would pick up on that.
Ah, that's why I was wondering. He has to unplug it, then crank it up. When he stated he had unplugged it and it died, I ASSumed he plugged it back up. Then with your suggestion I was a little confused, as I couldn't correlate how the computer viewed this.this will give an idea of what is causing the probs. by removing the maf from the picture,you allow the computer to run in "default". if it runs better, its most likely lean (and ran better because the injector pulsewidth was widened and acted as a bandaid) then the next issue is to find why (it doesnt mean the maf is bad)...if not, it could be a hego (which i doubt) or an ignition issue...the car has no codes? prolly not, but thought id ask...you can also run with the 02s disconnected (just like we did with the maf) as a diagnosis tool...