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2003 GMC Yukon XL Denali Question: Shutting off at idle

 

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wdalecole, Yulee, FL, December 19, 2010, 15:15
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after changing plugs, wires, battery, fuel filter, altenator checked ok, air filter. My problem still exists. check engine light was on and code was to replace o2 sensor, did that.
Yukon shuts down while slowing down to stop (sounds like it is losing fuel.
Idles at around 400 RPMS.
what could this be?

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    DaveJHM December 19, 2010, 21:00
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    Couple thoughts - first, the "code...to replace o2 sensor" sounds like a poor interpretation of a code. What code was it? There are no codes that tell you to replace a part; merely codes that help you identify symptoms so a good diagnosis can be performed.

    Second - my guess is that your code was related to lean fuel running, which is measured by the oxygen sensor, which is why many just jump to the conclusion that it is bad. Chances are you are running "lean" due to a vacuum leak somewhere, which is causing your stall and your low idle. Check for that -- good luck.

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