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Another CPS Thread
I've recently been reading around on some of the differences in the different CPS sensors currently on the market and decided to give it a shot. I don't have AE, but had noticed that since having to replace my original black cps (with the blue/purple IH sensor), my Ex has not idled the same, gas mileage decreased, and it just feels "buzzy"/sluggish when accelerating lightly. I ordered two of the delphi sensors to try (hts101, haven't gotten them yet) and picked up one of the Borg Warner CSS1603's from Advance. Well I gotta say I am mightily impressed with the way the engine runs after swapping to the BW sensor. Feels peppier off idle, mileage seems to have improved (waiting to fill up for more exact analysis), and the engine is much, much smoother now.
So...now the bad. Started raining here and sure enough I have the problem with the windshield wipers on intermittent causing the truck to momentarily stall or cutoff when idling. So now I'm wondering if anyone has found a fix to this besides a different sensor? I heard the root of the problem could be a failing wiper motor. I guess there is a shared ground with the motor and a few different components on the back of the firewall near the master cylinder. I tried using some snap-on inductive chokes on the wires there to see if it was a noise issue from the motor or at the least to momentarily limit the starting current, but they didn't seem to work perfect. I had one hiccup on the way to work and then tried it when idling and it stalled out.
I'm stumped. Anyone tried anything else with success? I really enjoy driving the truck much more with the BW sensor and would hate to pull it just due to this.
EDIT: Wanted to add that after it stalled in the parking lot, I pulled codes with my trusty superchips code reader and there were none. I kinda figured I would have had a cps circuit related code(s).
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Last edited by Caloosahatchee; 06-07-2012 at 06:18 AM.