Question about 1990 Chevrolet Camaro
1990 camaro was bought 3 weeks ago has a ''push button'' starter mounted on the dash, assuming prior owner was trying to bypass something. Problem: car runs, suddenly stops, dies, battery goes dead. 2nd brand new alternator installed, car died again after running for about 1 hr., any ideas to help us? Mechanic got fed up with it, says might be electrical. We need help , this car has to be running. Wondering if it has anything to do with fuel pump, or ignition?
I believe it is electrical, and someone,
1.Has tried to bypass the use of the correct ignition key,
2.Or a fusible link for the starter is blown.
Does the ignition key have a chip on the side of it? The 1990 Camaro uses an ignition key with a resistor on the side of it. (Chip)
I had a guy install a radio, cut many wires, then wired it up wrong.
I found fusible links in the engine compartment that were blown, and wires that weren't hooked up correctly.
Took a couple of days, plus the wiring schematic for the engine compartment, and interior, to figure out what he had done!
My suggestion would be to find out if the ignition key fits THAT car first. (Dealer info)
Find out if it's the correct steering column.
Then look under the engine compartment to check out the starter wiring. You'll need 1990 Camaro wiring diagrams.
The prior owner bypassed the ignition switch with that push button momentary switch, because either/or a fusible link has melted through, or it is the wrong ignition key. (And maybe a different steering column complete with key switch!)
The 'Chip' on the key is a resistor, and THE correct resistance is needed to bypass the theft deterrent system.
Posted on Sep 04, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you! Now it's starting to make sense, we will have that checked out if possible"
It just so hapens that I have built many camaros and know a few tricks that can help you out first thing to do is to get a voltage meeter and test that altanator yourself first test it with the car not running 2nd test it with the car running while running there should be a increase in amps you can also turn your heater on wile its running to check the amount of draw batery should be between 10 and 12 while not running and 14+while running for the fuel problem its eather fuel filter or your fuel pump for ithe problem of it just turning off like that by yourself a new key switch and get rid of that push button sounds like the run position is cutting out this could be a bad ground, power suply, or your switch is on its way out someone probely did a crapy job wiring it dont be scared to do the job properly your self all you need is a test light . hope I was able to help ps dont get mad get even.
Posted on Sep 14, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you genstyling our mechanic said he would work on that very thing, but it will take a lot of time, as we don't have the tools. Thanks Again "
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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