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ICP unplugged question

So what is supposed to happen when you unplug your ICP sensor? I've heard it won't run. I've also heard it will run but will be very sluggish because it goes into a default mode. I got a brand new ICP and the truck won't even run. It starts and then revs up a bunch and dies. If I unplug it, starts great runs pretty much fine. Maybe a little less top end but it blows a lot more smoke, than with the old sensor in. The truck will run fine with my old leaking ICP in. I think I may have an IPR issue that is making the ICP act funny but I was just wondering what it is supposed to do when you unplug it.

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The computer uses default values for icp when you unplug the sensor.

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So it should run. Should it seem sluggish. Because mine almost seemed more responsive until top end and it blew more smoke.

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The computer uses default values for icp when you unplug the sensor.
I don't KNOW, but default values mean it smokes? Wonder what that value is then...

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I don't KNOW, but default values mean it smokes? Wonder what that value is then...
I know my IDLE icp is at 480psi with it plugged in and 725psi with it unplugged. Mine didn't smoke, but I didn't drive it with it unplugged. Your truck should run, but i don't know if it should smoke with it unplugged or not.

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I have baught brand new defective parts before. May be you got a bad one.

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I have baught brand new defective parts before. May be you got a bad one.
I've thought about that. Does it make sense though that my old ICP that I know is bad or on its way to going out because it is leaking oil, runs fine. Almost the same as when it is unplugged? I was wondering if maybe it is totally shot so the even with that one plugged in it does it's default thing. And maybe whatever other issues I am having become more apparent with a new ICP that actually works. I figured I'd try and get my hands on another one to see how it acts.

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more than likely you have a bad icp, if the old one was oil soaked the connector could be the problem also

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