Question about 1993 GMC Sierra K1500
My truck ran and i drove it home on friday night, but it was real rough, the distributor cap and rotor were burnt, so i replaced them. Now my truck wont start, it turns over all day but wont run, i have the correct firing order, not sure if its too far out of time, i tried all day but still didnt get it goin, ive already replaced the coil as well. does anyone have any ideas? im lost. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2001 gmc jimmy not starting
Did they do a fuel pressure pressure test to determine that its fuel pump? And if so what was the p.s.i.?It should be around 55 to 60 p.s.i. a few pounds under 55 p.s.i. Pump needs replaced, Your shop should have chk. this when it was there the first time. Did they by chance chg. the fuel filter, that can hinder it from starting too.
Posted on Feb 14, 2009
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Misfire is a common driveability problem that may or may not be easy to diagnose, depending on the cause. A misfiring cylinder in a four-cylinder engine is, pardon the pun, hard to miss. The loss of 25% of the engine's power output is the equivalent of a horse trying to run on three legs. The engine may shake so badly at idle that it causes vibrations that can be felt in the steering wheel and throughout the vehicle. The engine also may be hard to start and may even stall at idle, depending on the accessory load (air conditioning, headlights and electric rear defroster, for example).
When misfire occurs, performance suffers along with fuel economy, emissions and idle quality. And, when a misfiring vehicle is subjected to an emissions test, it will usually fail because of the unusually high levels of hydrocarbons (HC) in the exhaust.
What causes a cylinder to misfire? Basically, it's one of three things: loss of spark; the air/fuel mixture is too far out of balance to ignite; or loss of compression. Loss of spark includes anything that prevents coil voltage from jumping the electrode gap at the end of the spark plug. Causes include worn, fouled or damaged spark plugs, bad spark plug wires or even a cracked distributor cap. A weak coil or excessive rotor gas inside a distributor would affect all cylinders, not just a single cylinder.
"Lean misfire" can occur when the air/fuel mixture is too lean (not enough gasoline in the mixture) to burn. This can be caused by a dirty, clogged or inoperative fuel injector; air leaks; or low fuel pressure because of a weak pump, restricted filter or leaky pressure regulator. Low fuel pressure would affect all cylinders rather than an individual cylinder, as would most air leaks. A leaky EGR valve can also have the same effect as an air leak.
Loss of compression means the cylinder loses most of its air/fuel mixture before it can be ignited. The most likely causes here are a leaky (burned) exhaust valve or a blown head gasket. If two adjacent cylinders are misfiring, it's likely the head gasket between them has failed. Also, if an engine is overheating or losing coolant, it's likely the head gasket is the culprit.
Intermittent misfires are the worst kind to diagnose because the misfire comes and goes depending on engine load or operating conditions. They seem to occur for no apparent reason. The engine may only misfire and run rough when cold but then smooth out as it warms up. Or, it may start and idle fine but then misfire or hesitate when it comes under load. Also, it may run fine most of the time but suddenly misfire or cut out for no apparent reason. Intermittent misfires can be a real challenge to diagnose, so let's start with a steady misfire in one cylinder before moving on to intermittent misfires.
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Posted on Mar 25, 2010
I had the same problem. Google your engine I had a 4.3. Click images for fiiring order you will find it. You can also click video for setting timing. I got mine running with this information. Just remember that there are two marks on the harmonic wheel one for TDC & BDC. Also you need 3 things air/fuel/spark. Make sure you have these before replacing parts it gets spendy. I got my whole distributer and spark module for 40.00.
Posted on Jul 27, 2010
first you need to test circuits see where the fire is going in and coming out when you find the spot that you have no firing coming out theres your demon replace it also check your fuse if it didnt show signs of a problem befor you parked it make sure you ignition relay or fuse isnt blown also check your ignition control moule and pick up some call them stators
Posted on Sep 29, 2010
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