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I have written this before My 2001 Monte Carlo starts hard then runs rough, after a few minutes it calms down and the check engine light goes out. It still stalls driving and I have to keep one foot o

I am lost right now. I cannot even drive my car to get groceries. It starts after 3 or 4 tries runs and sounds like a tank.The check engine light blinks and then goes off. I cleaned the MAF and sensor. It helped for a week then got worse. Any ideas? I am limited financially.

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You need a repair shop to diagnose all the issues

You know that

You have a check light on,so you also know that issue
has to be resolved

Posted on Jan 06, 2013

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  • Russell Roebuck Jan 06, 2013

    I am on limited finance due to an injury so I can't spend $85 for diagnostic if I can fix it myself. The check engine light goes off after 2 or 3 minutes of running but it still stalls driving with no check engine lights coming on. Just shuts off. I also have to keep my RPM's up most times with one foot on the gas and one on the brake.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2013

    You can not fix yourself without the knowledge to diagnose any vehicle issue & most likely need professional test equip just to find the issues

  • Russell Roebuck Jan 06, 2013

    I know you are right but being financially challenged I always hope to fix it with Super Glue and Duct Tape. I know thats not going to work now. Thanks for the help and I'll everyone posted and maybe it'll help them if they come up with the same problem. Why didn't I buy a 69 Camaro SS? Thanks again for the help.

  • Anonymous Jan 08, 2013

    The 69 would be too rusted to be worth while unfortunately & too expensive I had a 65 vette new-- back in the day

  • Russell Roebuck Jan 08, 2013

    Thanks for all the help, it goes in the shop Friday. I cleaned the PCV last night, didn't help but the car wont get me to the parts store to replace it. Although it rattles around fine it is filthy. Now I'm not getting my check engine light but it still dies. Hopefully the shop can tell me something, they have a great reputation. Thank again

  • Russell Roebuck Jan 15, 2013

    Well my MC was towed into the shop 1/11. So far they found Squirrels had eaten a wire harness but they are still checking for other stuff since it\'s not running yet. I\'m sitting on my porch with a BB gun to get dinner for tonight. I\'ll keep everyone posted. I\'m sure the eaten wires aren\'t all the problems.

  • Russell Roebuck Jan 17, 2013

    1/16/2003 Car leaves the shop tomorrow. After 7 days the Pro's can't even fix this piece of SH-- Chevy. Everyone has seen my posts if anyone has any ideas PLEASE HELP. I'm on Social Security and $390.86 just took my food for 3+ months and it's still broken



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You need to rebuild the transmission,it's over heating. May want to check your transmission cooler first .
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