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1998 Chevrolet Metro engine fails

Had a problem with my 98, engine stops rigth after i turn it on, i have clean the carburator, or injector, I pulled the gas tank out and cleaned it, no firiring problems, it seems that not enough gas, or injector not working correctly, before the engine would stall, but never stopped, now the engine stops right after it starts. thanks

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  • i_sirias Feb 23, 2009

    After I posted this comment, i went back and tried to start the car, it went fine for 5 minutes, and then turned of again, i pulled the injector out it looked very clean, but i sprayed some carb cleaner on the sides of it and also in the small needle, i placed it back inside the carburator...it started.... i took it for a ride for about 15 minutes and nothing happend, but i don't feel secure. Now i do not have a pressure gage, before the car had the service engine soon light.. now it is not on hmmm, well my dad bought an used carburator, complete in a salvage yard for about $150, it has everything even the injector, he will send it to me, once is here in costa rica, I will clean it, and send the injector to get a proper clean up in a shop, and will try that. hey guys thks for all the help, i did not know that i was going to get a response so soon, I will be updating here just in case, that may be helpful to someone else. I also heard that an injector's life stan is about 150000 miles, this little amazing car has about 145000 miles, it was in proper use in the states, before was placed here in costa rica...thks for all the help...

  • Bruce Bracey
    Bruce Bracey May 11, 2010

    Do you have access to a fuel pressure gauge?

    Let me know and we can get started.

    Regards,

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Is your check engine light on? If so, have it read from a neighborhood store (i.e. Checker, Autozone), they tend to do it for free. That will give you the reading on what it is. You may also want to take a look at your MAS air flow sensor. It will allow you to start your vehicle but will tell the engine that it is gasping for air and will shut down. (That is usually connected right after your air filter)

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