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My 93 caprice is running pretty rough right now. Throwing code 45. Running rich. Well my temp gauge isn't working. Haven't figured that out yet. But I noticed that the steel tube running from the smog pump is broken. By any chance would that make the car stumble and die.
 

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No, not your problem.

Most common problem for pig rich is failed ECT or wiring.
With a bad sensor the engine will run absolutely horrid because the temp reported it WAY below actual temp.
 

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I've changed temp sensors both of them. One on driver's side head between 1 and 3 cylinder and the one on the intake. Changed pigtails and grounds. Temp gauge won't work still. Changed EGR valve today fixed the steel tube coming from the smog pump. Now it's running good. Temp gauge still not working though
 

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I had this exact problem with my 92 OCC. Try reseating the ground at the upper coolant hose adapter. The bolt can get corroded, and then the ground fails. It is the ground for the computer and the O2 sensor. Make sure the engine is cold, so the coolant does not leak around the adapter. Clean the threads in the manifold, and the threads on the bolt. I also would put some dielectric grease on the threads before reassembly. A small wire brush, like a gun barrel brush, will work on the manifold, and the bolt can be cleaned on a bench grinder with a wire wheel on it. This immediately fixed the problem.
 

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In doing the other repairs, you may have bumped the ground.

The sensor that controls the gauge is the one on the driver's side head. Make sure you got the correct type, the one on the manifold is different from the one on the head. The one on the head has a thicker extension going into the water jacket.
 

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It's the right sensor. I noticed that the original one had 2 prongs where the connector plugs to buy the new one only has one. Checked everywhere even online guess that's how they're made now. And the grounds I changed eyelets right at the thermostat housing, are those the grounds you're talking about. Car was running just fine earlier now it's stumbling bad. No idea what to do anymore. Not throwing any codes no nothing. Acting like it's not getting fuel but pump is good filter is new. New tps EGR valve map sensor.
 

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What brand of pump do you have?

You must remove the bolt and clean the manifold threads, and the bolt threads. it is a PITA to check the fuel pressure on a TBI car. Check your PCV valve.

I picked an engine fuel line from a 91 or 92 Fleetwood, it has a Schrader valve on the line.
 

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Did you get the correct EGR valve-there’s 3 different ones? I go thru this ordeal with O’Reilly and I have them order the one in my file which was cross referenced. The part in their computer is completely wrong and gives wrong operation to vacuum reference.
What about EGR solenoid operation condition?
I added in a schrader valve my tbi on my 93-helps eliminate fueling issues- best $20 spent
 

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You did a number of things, and any one of them could be the culprit. It is too bad that you probably already threw the old parts out. You could replace them one by one until the issue goes away.

You should revisit the temp sensor. If the original one has two wires, that could be the issue. It does not matter if the part was sold to you as the correct part, mistakes have occurred, and the part may not be the correct one.
 
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