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I have a '95 Caprice LT1 that starts, idles for about 5 seconds, then shuts off. Shuts off immediately when I give it gas.


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Does it start back up right away or do you have to wait a while?

Posted on Nov 28, 2012

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  • Ed Dixon Nov 28, 2012

    Thanks for hitting me back. It starts right back up but does the same thing again.

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    Jeremy W. Nov 28, 2012

    Here's what I would do. Pull the air tub off the filter housing so that you can spray carb spray into it and still have the MAF sensor plugged in. Have a helper start the vehicle. When it starts to stall give it a shot of carb spray (carb spray is flammable so keep that in mind should you get a backfire). If the motor continues to run than you have a fuel issue. If the car stalls than its a spark issue.

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Nov 28, 2012

    Another thing you can try is unplug the MAF sensor and see if that makes a difference.

  • Ed Dixon Nov 28, 2012

    I'll try the carb spray. The MAF has been disconnected for about a week. The car ran better without it being connected. Tricky..



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