Question about 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
It fluctuates from 0 to1000 and acts like it wants to die. But then comes back
Get a good carb cleaner like 2+2 gum cutter and clean your throttle plate and idle air control ( take idle air control out to clean it )
Posted on Dec 31, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if you replaced the tank and all i assume you didnt change the fuel pump. if you dint then all thats wrong is that the float on the fuel pump is gas logged and will move more than if you had put in a new pump thus the fluctuation in the guage.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
it sounds like a possible head gasket problem,you can get the fluctuation from combustion gases getting pumped into your cooling system and creating gas pockets,i would suggest taking it to a shop and have them do a block test to look for combustion in the cooling system to confirm the problem,that way you will know for sure,if it comes up negative they can also perform a flow test to make sure there is no restriction in the cooling system such as a plugged radiator or a bad thermostat,hope this sheds a little light on it
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
Testimonial: "I bet you've hit on the problem ! Car has been "using " antifreeze for a couple years now, with no leaking anywhere. Lost through the head gasket ?"
I assume from the year it has high mileage. With mileage comes wear in these engine's bearings allowing oil pressure to drop because of the excess clearance between cam and bearings, also the crank and bearings. When the engine is hot and idling the oil is thinner and goes by the bearings quicker. If you have good oil pressure while driving, I'd leave it alone, maybe use a thicker oil or some lucas additive. My 89 does the same thing sometimes in the summer, but don't remember it doing it this summer. I use Mobil-1 and an AC Delco filter.
Posted on Oct 17, 2009
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Well there are quite a few things that casue a "surge" in a common rail diesel. You will need to check injector flow rates (scanner only). Fuel pressure regulator for pulsing (scanner only). Supply side fuel system for air leaks (seeing if it is sucking air into the system).
My bet would be the injectors, because you say the rpms aren't going up and down, which is usally what happens when the regulator goes bad, and when you **** air into the supply they have an extended crank. Report back with your findings.
Posted on Nov 24, 2009
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