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I replaced my distributor in my 96 chevy tahoe and now there is a loud clunking sound when I start my motor not every time and it's only once or twice what could it be?

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Distributors are very tricky and must be installed perfectly. It sounds like you may have installed it incorrectly or the distributor could be broken. How I fixed a mistiming issue on a Jeep with a distributor was I loosely bolted the distributor onto the engine and kept turning the key. The car wouldn't start but it kept cranking because the distributor was not even plugged into the engine. What will happen is that when everything lines up the distributor will drop on its own into the sequence and the car will start. At that time you can turn the car off and tighten it down. That's what I did a couple years ago with the Jeep and she's still running perfect today. There's many other much more difficult ways to do this, but this is the quickest way I found and it worked. It took a few tries but was all worth it in the end. Hope this helps!

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SOURCE: 1998 Chevy tahoe Hard to start when cold

Hello, yes the check valve is in the fuel pump assembly. The check valve is leaking and the pump will burn out soon. Unfortunately the aftermarket fuel pumps can be very unreliable. A good portion of problems we see on this site are from people who replace the pump sometimes twice and it still doesn't work.

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replace your MAP sensor(manifold absolute pressure) the map sensor is the computer for your fuel pressure regulator telling how much pressure. Unless your tahoe runs like **** going up hill than it inevitably your fuel pump

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SOURCE: 1999 Chevy tahoe will not start

check the crank sensor. no signal from the crank sensor causes a no spark condition. best way to check is to put a scanner on and check for rpms.
the crank sensor is differnt from the cam sensor

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SOURCE: '96 Chevy Tahoe won't start

i had similar problem. hard to start in morning but once started, would start everytime until next morning. i changed fuel pump, filter, fuel pressure regulator, coil, cap, rotor, pickup coil, battery. i was finally told the '96 had a recall on the fuel injection assemby. i changed that out with the new mpf system and it solved the problem. runs like a striped ape. hope this helps.

james bentley

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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