[tcb] maybe, possibly, hopefully
- From: mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxx
- To: "tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 14:00:21 +0000 (UTC)
I think I might of finally found the problem I have been having with my Vanagon. Tried to drive it to the Monument show on Sunday and it just wouldn't make it. been having problems with it stuttering and losing power. didn't seem to make a difference what the weather was like. previously it only acted up when it was wet outside so I had assumed it was an electrical problem. It was weird, when it acted up I could turn the key off and then turn it back on to reset the ECU and the problem went away for a couple of miles or so. I have been chasing electrical gremlins for about the past year. Thought I had it narrowed down to fuel pressure problems. put the guage on it last night and the fuel pressure was exactly where it was suppose to be. I had cleaned all the electrical connections on the engine earlier in the week so I was beginning to give up and was debateing Carbs or Mega squirt. Hmmm. then I thought to check the vacuum lines one more time. They all looked fine. then finally I noticed it!!!!!!!!!!! The rubber elbow that runs between the Air flow meter and the throttle body. It was all connected so it seemed. after closer inspection, I noticed the elbow was not on the throttle body as far as it could be. loosened the clamps and tried to slide it on further. won't go. So, I removed the air cleaner from its mounting on the body and slid everything over to where the elbow was on the throttle body all the way. Fired it up and it sounded better. Time for a test drive. Was able to hit 70 mph within a half of a mile. Woo Hoo, no more miss. So to all the Vanagon owners out there. check your elbows!!!