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Old 11-19-2012, 10:03 PM   #41
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Still having problems with this car. Can someone tell me how to test the fuel pressure since there is not fitting on fuel rail to do it.
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:30 PM   #42
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No fitting on Rail? Hmmm...Some one more familiar /manual with this car should chime in.
I have read this whole thread and I am hoping it gets better Dave. Lots of good info and parts are now installed.
I know on my 97 park ave I had rpm problems including a stumble and once I had cleaned the (IAC) Intake air control and ports and then started the car and continued to spray throttle body cleaner in at 1900 rpm things got better in a hurry. I shut car off and then cleaned both side of throttle plate and used q-tip on plate edges while holding throttle open, to remove as much carbon as possible, and to ensure a bit smoother operation.
Have you done a good tune up on this car ?-Fuel Filter, Air Filter, plugs & gap check etc? Hoping some of this may help & be applicable.
Luckily I have a friend with a smoke machine for finding hose leaks. I had a lean situation that was easily located to fix a cracked EVAC & other hoses on my wheels in quick order while on the lift. Now my PA purrs like a kitten with normal idle, smooth shifts. I did use platinum spark plugs too, which it really likes. In the spring I intend on removing the entire throttle body for cleaning as carbon sure builds up quick and I think regular service on throttle body should be done every 2 years anyways.
Best-o-luck I hope the stall problem gets solved....IAC clean effects the idle...
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the problems with the crank sensor can also be caused by the wires to the crank sensor, i would make sure the connector is good, and tight and follow the wires up the engine. alot of people have had the wires momentarily short on the block
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Still looking for some advice on how to test the fuel pressure since there'* no fitting on the fuel rail. Would like to be able to set it up so I can drive car with pressure gauge in sight so I can monitor pressure when car stalls out.
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they have for the old tbi engines a adapter to put the gauge inline that came in the some kits, i imagine there must be something like that
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Still looking for some advice on how to test the fuel pressure since there'* no fitting on the fuel rail. Would like to be able to set it up so I can drive car with pressure gauge in sight so I can monitor pressure when car stalls out.

Are you sure there is no fitting? You are looking for a Schraeder valve (just like is used to put air in your tires), probably with a black plastic cap on it.
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With no test port, you have to disconnect the rubber fuel line from where it joins the metal fuel rail, and use an in-line fuel pressure tester.
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