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Old 04-07-2017, 10:19 PM   #4
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Re: Need help / idea - no power and erratic idling

Originally Posted by franken View Post
Old dumb ideas, but easy...
Open the hood at night in the dark and look for ignition sparks w/ the engine running.
Spray carb cleaner around the TBI and listen for changes in idle. Indicates vacuum leaks.
Yeah... did the carb cleaner around the TBI, and found a vacuum leak. Is why I changed out the throttle body gasket.
Now... no leaks.

Just went outside and checked under the hood. No pretty light show. Nothing sparking or glowing at all. Pitch black.
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