Thread: S10 Kill Switch
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Old 10-22-2008, 12:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yesterday, I installed a kill switch in the truck.

Today, the CHECK ENGINE LIGHT no longer comes on, but I am having another problem instead!

I have no power when I put the gas pedal down farther than about half-way!

This gives me terrible acceleration, and I can barely make freeway speed. I can slowly accelerate if I am level or slightly downhill.

Uphill, things start slowing down because I can't push the gas pedal down far enough before it starts losing power!

Also, if I rev the engine up real high, when in neutral with the parking brake on, it sort of shutters and snorts.

Is this a "fuel-rich" problem? When I give it gas, it's getting too much gas, and I lose power?

When I installed the kill switch, I cut the wire to the fuel injectors, and added a momentary off relay in-line to it to turn off the engine.

I put a jumper back in so that that wire is connected directly again (no relay) and am still having the same problem.

Please don't tell me that that's a special wire that has very particular resistance that effects the injectors or something like that!!!!!

What could be wrong with the truck?!?!?!

I have no idea if the problem is from the kill-switch or completely un-related!

Thanks in advance!
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