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Old 05-09-2004, 05:47 PM
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Diablo Sport causing trouble?

I put a DiabloSport chip in my 97 F150 back in September...didn't drive the truck much for 6 months (maybe 3 times), then started driving again at the end of April...right off the bat there were problems with my truck acting like it wasn't getting enough gas or air or something...it acted like it wanted to cut off when I was trying to accelerate (the RPMs would drop and it the truck wouldn't go anywhere...then I'd let off for a few seconds and try to accelerate again and it'd work ok)

Just the other day the truck completely cut off...twice...after having the same problem (giving it gas but no acceleration). Once I got it started again, the oil light came on and the temp guage shot up to high.

FYI, my truck has been reporting a P0401 code since back in September, but we haven't had time to get that fixed yet.

Does the problem have something to do with the error code? Or is something wrong with the chip? I'm clueless, so any help is appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Old 05-09-2004, 05:55 PM
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Did you put the chip in? If so did you clean the terminals on the data port on the PCM.
 
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Old 05-09-2004, 08:22 PM
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The P0401 code has to do with a faulty EGR: P0401 - Insufficient EGR Flow

Reclean the terminals using acetone or fingernail polish remover.
 
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Old 05-10-2004, 09:20 PM
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So all I have to do is reclean the terminals? That'll fix the problems? Or is that just a suggestion?
 
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That is where i would start.
 
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Old 05-12-2004, 04:17 PM
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Thanks for the suggestions guys.

I recleaned the terminals yesterday, but I'm gonna give the truck a week or so before I'll say whether or not that fixed the problem.

Thanks again.
 
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Cleaning the terminals is the first thing to try. Its the #1 reason for chip issues. If that doesn't work, call us.
 
 


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