Question about 1990 Chevrolet C2500
Changed plugs,cap and rotor. changed fuel filter .
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
oyu are going to think iam crazy check the converter go to the back of truck see how munch air is comeing out i have 2 and they done the same thing replaced converter runs fine
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
loose vacuum line, check for same, also check the map sensor and the measure the fuel pressure, make sure its at spec
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
ethanol gas problem. add a can of SEAFOAM to tank of Premium gas. change fuel filter after 100 miles. then add SEAFOAM 3-5000 miles to keep fuel line/system;emissions, and valves clean of ethanol goop and water which is created by this awful ethanol mixture.
Posted on Aug 31, 2009
First thing you need to know is which cylinders are missing. Then, don't forget there is an engine beneath the electronics. Do a quick test with a vacuum gauge and do a compression test. Check the distributor shaft for side play. If everything checks out good, then do electronic component testing. have a code check run (many parts stores do this free) and get a chiltons or haynes manual and follow test procedures in there.
I refrain from giving repair suggestions with problems like yours because people keep changing instead of testing parts. When I work on my vehicles or other peoples cars, I do testing to avoid buying expensive parts that most times won't correct the problem. At this point the most I'd suggest is to clean the mass air flow sensor wires with a Q-tip and carb cleaner...that often helps and is free. If you run into a problem with whatever you find, ask and I'll try to help.
Posted on Oct 05, 2009
Testimonial: "I followed suggestions, it did helped some what."
vacuum leaks on intake manifold,
the air tube between the air filter.
intake manifold vacuum hose.
clean throttle plate with Berryman carburator cleaner
SEE sample picture HERE
Also remove carbon built up behind the EGR valve and the EGR passage tube.
Vacuum leak WILL offset the intended 14.7 to 1 air fuel ratio.
More un-metered air (leaks) will lean out the fuel mixture.
Use small amount of Berryman carb clearer at potential air leak area will help you identify trouble spot.
At idle,just spray and listen for the RPM surge.
The in-rush of carb clearer will increase the RPM on the motor.
Record the problem spot(s) and address it later.
EGR carbon built up require 2+ hours to clean from start to finish.
You will need a new EGR base gasket before your start.
Locate and remove the EGR valve after the vehicle is cool down.
Carefully record the connector and vacuum line (for older vehicle) location by drawing an easily to follow diagram.
Remove the EGR valve.
Inspect the location of the carbon built-up inside the valve and the EGR passage tube.
SOAK these areas with WD-40 spary.
You will need a small screwdriver,cloth hanger and lot of newspaper and time to get this cleaning done right.
RE-SOAK the carbon and let it sit for over-night will also help.
One the last round,pass a shop vacuum of the EGR valve and the passage pipe.
Install the new EGR gasket and connectors.
Allow the vehicle to warm up outdoor to burn up any remaining WD-40.
Take it for a test drive.
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Posted on Dec 19, 2009
Testimonial: "I found the ERG valve bad. I sprayed carb cleaner. I didn't hear the engine rev but did notice a bad hose."
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