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1996 Tahoe not running properly. Have installed fuel pump, plugs, wires, distributor, rotary button, etc. It has a dead miss and is flooding. We have tried everything we can think of. It just spits and sputters and will not run correctly.

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Ck engine light on? codes? engine size? vin code 8th digit? have you checked the fuel pressure regulator? fuel pressure should be 58-62 psi?

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I replaced fuel pump in 1996 tahoe it wont get gas to start

Are you missing anything else, besides gas? Engine cranking, did you check for spark at the plugs and fuel injector pulse? Any applicable trouble codes? Did you check voltage and ground to fuel pump motor, before replacing anything?

Oct 16, 2016 | 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe

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What is making my 1999 blazer missing and i put spurk pugs and wire,distributor cap ,crack sensor why is it still missing

a faulty ignition module could be the problem. some vehicles have one for the whole system while others have multiples. you can test individual cylinders by first removing the fuel pump relay, then one at a time remove the spark plugs and ground it to the engine block while a helper hits the key. you should clearly be able to see a spark jump across the spark plug. you can also purchase a diagnostic tool which you hold over the wire while a helper turns the key and it reads the current in an inductive manner. if all cylinders are receiving spark then your timing may be out, in some newer (96 and up) vehicles fine tuning of the timing is achieved via ecm in conjunction with the ignition module and cam/crank sensors. in older and a few 96 and up vehicles timing is done solely by the clock position of the distributor. a timing gun can be used to establish correct timing (refer to owners manual/repair manual for proper advancement or retard of ignition timing)

in the event that you have a properly working and timed ignition its most likely you have a burnt valve or dead cylinder, a compression gauge is the best way of diagnosing these issues.

lastly vortec fuel injection systems are finicky about fuel pressure, incorrect fuel pressure will cause the vehicle to run rough,stall ect...most run right around 60psi you can test your system by hooking a test gauge up to your service port.

May 24, 2014 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer

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My 97 tahoe the rpm's start going funny engine startes running like its missing popping and ******* and die's it has new fuel pump ,sending unit ,rotor, censor ,fuel relay everytime i c

I'm assuming you replaced the fuel filter when you did the pump.
You'll have to try to figure out if you are loosing fuel to the injectors or spark to the plugs to proceed.
Its possible something is failing inside the distributor among other things.
I'm also assuming you have checked the computer for trouble codes.

Dec 17, 2012 | 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

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Will not turn over or even try to turn over. has hot battery and was running fine until parked now will not do anything. also has a different chime alert

Automobiles: 1996 Mercury Sable
Something electrical corroded while it was parked.

connection between battery cable and (lead) battery connector - look for green corrosion of copper wire
cable going from battery to starter motor corroded
corroded ring terminal on starter motor threaded terminal
ignition switch contact corroded at the "start" position
Battery delivers 12 volts, but fails to deliver proper CCA/fails load test
starter motor inoperative
starter solenoid seized/immobile
engine ground wire missing/broken/corroded terminal(s) - frame-to-engine
starter relay failed/corroded terminal(s)
wire from starter relay to starter corroded/missing/corroded terminal(s)

For completeness, here's the Troubleshooting Guide for 1996 Mercury Sable:

Priority Action Part Type Cause
1 Inspect Ignition Switch - Improperly Connected or Faulty Ignition Switch.
2 Inspect Battery - Battery Discharged or Faulty.
3 Inspect Battery Cable - Corroded, Broken, Shorted or Poorly Connected Battery Cable.
4 Inspect Starter Solenoid - Starter Solenoid Faulty.
5 Inspect Starter - Starter Motor Faulty.
6 Inspect Wireset - Worn or Damaged Spark Plug Wires.
7 Inspect Ignition Coil - Faulty Ignition Coil.
8 Inspect Distributor Cap - Loose, Cracked or Worn Distributor Cap.
9 Inspect Spark Plug - Incorrectly Gapped or Fouled Spark Plug(s).
10 Inspect Distributor Rotor - Loose, Cracked or Worn Distributor Rotor.
11 Inspect Fuel Tank - Fuel Tank Empty.
12 Inspect Carburetor - Worn, Faulty or Damaged Carburetor.
13 Inspect Fuel Pump - Faulty Fuel Pump.
14 Inspect Choke - Stuck or Improperly Functioning Choke.
15 Inspect Fuel Filter - Clogged or Dirty Fuel Filter.
16 Inspect Fuel Pump Relay - Faulty Fuel Pump Relay.
17 Inspect Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator - Faulty Fuel Injector Pressure Regulator.
18 Inspect Fuel Pump - Low Fuel Pressure.
19 Inspect Engine Control Computer - Incorrect Operating Information Being Delivered and Sent From The EEC.
20 Inspect Fuel Pump Strainer - Clogged or Dirty Fuel Pump Strainer.

Dec 02, 2011 | 1996 Mercury Sable

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Runs fine then starts missing real bad then runs fine again. changed fuel pump and filter, plugs, plug wires, and distributor and still no luck

check the ignition coil, crank position sensor, and any wiring. that check engine light should be glowing though when it misses...

Feb 27, 2011 | 1996 Jeep Cherokee Country

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97 tahoe mis

This starting issue sounds like either the ignition timing is way off, or the cam timing is, the whinning sounds like the timing chain may have been replaced with a non silent type chain (plastic cam gear teeth), maybe the onwer got this wrong when he installed it and the cam timing is off.

Nov 11, 2008 | 1997 Chevrolet Tahoe

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1996 Gmc sonoma

there could be several possibilities, first did you change the fuel filter? most often times a partially plugged fuel filter will cause the sputtering. plugged fuel filters generally lead to the failure of the fuel pump. if you have a fuel injected vehicle the injector themselves can fail, this happens often especially if regular maintenance doesn't happen. i always use an injector cleaner additive when i fill up each time. a common symptom of sputtering is a plugged catalayic converter. the engine needs to breath to run right. also check the airfilter this is important for the engine to breath as well as proper fuel air mixture. if the engine senses a loss of power due to low fuel air mixture it will try to pump more fuel then it should therefore it's basically flooding itself. try these basic fixes first. if this doesn't solve the problem then post back with more detail and i will try a different approach.. please rate this thanks.

Oct 08, 2008 | 1996 GMC Sonoma

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