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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1995 chevy g30 van
If vehicle was left outside or in an unheated garage, there is a strong possibility that condensation has contaminated your fuel. Easiest way to check is to remove fuel filter and pour contents into a glass jar. If you see two different layers of liquid in the jar, the bottom part is water. Replace with new filter and drop the tank. Remove sending unit. pour contents into a large container and clean out inside with clean dry rags. Remember, fuel is dangerous to work with and fumes travel pretty far on the ground. So, no open flames electrical stuff, cigarettes etc for a good perimeter around work area. Generally, you can re-use top 3/4 of fuel you removed by syphon. Don't use remainder in your vehicle. Part can be used for lawnmower etc as long as you only take the part above the water line.
Posted on Mar 13, 2009
i would check your ignition system. you would need a meter for this but look for broke or loose connections. if it was a fuel problem i dont think it would just start up after 20 minutes. or you might try your ignition switch. if its shorting or something then ya well it would cut your engine off real quick
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Basically this means that there is a problem with the Mass Air Flow (MAF) sensor or circuit. The PCM detects that the actual MAF sensor frequency signal is not within a predetermined range of the calculated MAF value for more than 4.0 seconds. I would try cleaning out your MAF sensor with some carb cleaner and reseting the check engine light to see if it comes back on. If it does, get back on here and let us know and we will walk you through some other things you can try. Cleaning it out will be the easiest/cheapest thing for you to try right now. Good luck. Thanks for an honest rating and for using FixYa.
Posted on May 22, 2009
do a test to see if the coil is ok and check the red and white wire coming from the back of the distributor for corrosion if those fail test the injectors for pulse
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
most likely a weak fuel pump or a clogged filter. Check fuel pressure with a gauge or as its bogging down spray brake cleaner in the Throttle Body. If this allows it to increase RPM then its the pump or filter.
Posted on Oct 30, 2009
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