20 Most Recent 1995-1997 Chevy 1500 Truck Ignition Starter Alarm Switch Questions & Answers

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1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Jun 15, 2018

You have many problems.
1. For the fuel pump
i. Check fuel pump fuse in fuse panel.
ii. Turn on the ignition key to start position without engine cranking.
iii. Listen at the same time for 2 seconds if you can hear the sound of the fuel pump near the fill fuel neck (remove the fuel cap).
iiii. At the fuel pump relay place, a test light back probes the green wire or trigger wire with a test light. It is activated by the PCM (Powertrain Control Module) for 2 seconds (priming the fuel system). /When you start the engine, that same wire will receive a + signal but steady. Then you should find your fuel pump problem. (could be the fuel pump itself not working).
If you need to change the fuel pump.
You have to remove the fuel tank. When the fuel tank is halfway down (before removing the fuel pump) test the + signal at the tank (could be a wires problems)

2. The neutral light problem belongs to the neutral switch system (PRNDL) attach to transmission.
3. Starter Problem
i. Could be rusted positive and negative connections at the battery (Voltage drop in the + battery terminal should not be more than 500mv.
if more remove terminal and clean it. Same thing at the starter motor's end (Same thing with the ground at the Battery to the engine. if OK then the starter motor itself is the defect.

Hope it helps.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018

The fuel tank float assembly is the likely culprit for your bad fuel level readings at the gauge. In fifty plus years of working on cars/motorcycles/boats I've never replaced a fuel gauge because it wasn't accurate.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Oct 31, 2017

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1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Sep 02, 2017

heres how to remove wiring and ignition switch!!!

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Aug 15, 2017

  • Front exhaust pipe
  1. Starter terminal and connector.
  2. Starter motor.
  1. Starter motor.
  2. Starter terminal and connector.
  • Front exhaust pipe

Fig. Fig. 7: Exploded view of the starter motor mounting-2.5L engine
To install:
  1. Clean both surfaces of the starter motor flange and the rear plate. This is important since the starter grounds through its case and the transaxle flange to which it attached. Some remanufactured starters may have paint on these areas which should be cleaned off before installation. Install the starter motor onto the transaxle and secure with the retaining bolts. Tighten the bolts to 20-25 ft. lbs. (26-33 Nm).
  2. Connect the electrical harness connectors to the starter.
  3. Connect the negative battery cable and check the starter for proper operation.
2.5L Engine
See Figures 8 through 14
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the left strut tower. The ground cable is equipped with an insulator grommet which should be placed on the stud to prevent the negative battery cable from accidentally grounding.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
  3. Loosen, but do not remove, the exhaust pipe-to-manifold retaining nuts.
  4. Place a drain pan under the oil filter to prevent oil spillage, then remove the oil filter.

Fig. Fig. 8: Loosen the exhaust pipe-to-manifold retaining nuts to provide removal clearance for the starter

Fig. Fig. 9: Location of the positive battery cable nut (1) and the push-on solenoid connector (2)

Fig. Fig. 10: After removing the oil filter for access, unfasten the retaining nut and disconnect the positive battery cable

Fig. Fig. 11: Disengage the push-on starter solenoid connector
  1. Remove the positive battery cable retaining nut and battery cable from the starter.
  2. Disconnect the push-on solenoid connector.
  3. Remove the 3 bolts that attach the starter unit to the transaxle.
  4. Pull the exhaust pipe down just enough to provide clearance for the starter motor. The exhaust pipe does not have to be separated from the pipe-to-manifold threaded studs.
  5. Remove the starter unit from the vehicle.

Fig. Fig. 12: Remove the 3 starter motor-to-transaxle housing attaching bolts

Fig. Fig. 13: Pull the exhaust pipe down just enough to provide removal clearance for the starter

Fig. Fig. 14: Carefully remove the starter motor from the vehicle
To install:
  1. Install the starter unit onto the transaxle and install the 3 mounting bolts.
  2. Tighten the mounting bolts to 40 ft. lbs. (54 Nm).
Before reconnecting any wiring to the starter solenoid, clean the wire terminals of any dirt or corrosion.
  1. Reconnect the positive battery terminal and retaining nut to the starter solenoid post. Tighten the retaining nut to 90 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
  2. Reconnect the push-on solenoid connector.
  3. Reinstall the oil filter.
  4. Lower the vehicle.
  5. Reconnect the negative battery cable.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Aug 15, 2017

run the fault codes as the EVAP system may not be venting properly

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Aug 08, 2017

I will assume the engine is turning over. Are you getting fuel up to the fuel rail? When you turn the key on, but not to start, do you hear the fuel pump hum for a moment before it turns off?
Have you checked all the fuses?

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on May 15, 2017

Crankshaft position sensor is in the front of the engine under the harmonic balancer on the right side.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on May 14, 2017

If you have fire and fuel to the throttle body check the plugs and see if there is fuel on the plugs if none remove the o2 sensor from the exhaust and see if it starts. If it does the cat or the muffler is plugged. When these get plugged they put back pressure on the engine and won't allow the fuel to the cylinders.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on May 14, 2017

Look under the dash behind the glove compartment to the left. To do so you will need to remove the glove compartment to see them on the top of the heater housing.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on May 14, 2017

sounds like the ecm has it in limp home mode. If the truck is later than 1996 you can put a scanner on the down link and read the code. If not go on you tube and see the video on how to check prior models for the code.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on May 14, 2017

Is the dist. all new inside and out. There is a module in the dist. that can cause your problem and a secondary coil on the shaft of the dist. but I would think no fire would be more of a module problem. You can take it to a Autozone and they can check to see if it is good.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on May 14, 2017

I know it sounds simple minded but change your fuel pump relay on the firewall it is going out.(cost me $150 bucks for a $8 relay)

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Dec 08, 2015

There are several things that few people know about starting cars in cold weather. 1. Check your battery to make sure it is not rusted, leaking, and has a charge 2. Jump start your battery with another car, even if you believe the battery is good, this often times will still start your car. 3. If your engine is cold, and you have an older car, ensure to get your fuel lines to the engine flushed or have fuel injection service performed 4. The engine tends to warp the same way wood does during the extreme cold, do not be afraid to continue trying to warm up the engine by constant cranks with it is cold out. Your not going to hurt the car, the worse that could happen is too much fuel will enter the carborator and cause flooding in the system to occur. Wait 20 minutes if this happens and start to crank again 5. Bad spark plugs are a major reason why many cars take a very long time to start 6. Please have your spark plugs removed and exchanged for new ones. Over time, spark plugs become fowled and prevent the car from starting even thou you hear cranking!!!

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Dec 08, 2015

Check the coolant temperature sensor

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Dec 08, 2015

You might want to change the ect switch by the thermostat housing it looks like the temp sw but it actually sends a signal to the ecm or computer telling the outside temp and can cause the ecm to send the wrong signal to the tpi and cause a rich or lean condition on the engine. If that is not it then pull the 02 sensor ahead of the catalytic converter in the exhaust and see it the engine runs better. The cat maybe partially plugged or the muffler and not allow the fuel into the cylinders due to back pressure on the cylinders.

1995-1997 Chevy... | Answered on Nov 25, 2015

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