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1989 5.7l GMC Vandura Dies

I just recently had smog work done. Now all of the sudden, it will start but then won't idle and then dies. Any ideas? Help, I'm no mechanic, the servicing I just had done cost over $500.00 and now this. Any advice will be greatly appreciated. Thanks

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  • dossperado Jun 16, 2008

    Thanks Geordie I'll ask. The van actually belongs to an old friend of mine who lives about a hundred miles away. All the info I get is over the phone.

  • dossperado Jun 21, 2008

    wooop! wooop! wooop!

  • dossperado Jul 11, 2008

    You were right! Thank you. I'm so glad you were right. Changing the fuel pump would have been a nightmare. Thanks again

  • Steven Adams
    Steven Adams May 11, 2010

    If this happens whether the engine is hot or cold and it is fitted with an air flow (MAF) sensor, then it may be worth having the sensor checked out, because starting then cutting out is a sign of a faulty airflow sensor. It can also be a sign of a weak fuel pump.

    Does this problem ocurr with a hot engine, a cold engine, or at all engine temperatures?

    If you were to rev the engine would it repsond or would it still cut out?





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No worries whatsoever. I'll keep an eye out for your return.



Posted on Jun 16, 2008

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    Steven Adams Jun 21, 2008


    Was it the airflow sensor in the end?


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