Question about 1995-1997 Chevy 1500 Truck Ignition Starter Alarm Switch
For the last month or so, every once in a while when I would start my truck it would idle for about 5 seconds and then shut down. I would immediatley start it again and it would stay running. I had no missing and the truck ran fine. Last night, I tried to start and started experiencing the same issue but each time I tried to start it, it would run for about 5-10 seconds and cut off. If I tried to give it gas it would backfire on me. Please help. 97 Chevy Truck has 135,000 miles on 350, plugs, wires, valve replaced at 100,000. Did not replace distributor cap and rotor. Want to know if this sounds more like an ignition control module issue or distributor cap and rotor issue.
Sounds like you're loading up with fuel. I'd check the fuel pressure regulator. Some engines are set up with a regulator inside the intake plenum, which requires plenum removal.
Posted on Oct 01, 2009
Your 1997 Chevy pu has a throttle body injection system(TBI). I think your problem may be in the TBI carburator. I just fixed my 94 GMC that was
doing that with a clean used TBI carb. When you start yours try patting the
accelarator pedal and see if it trys to continue running.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Here are the most common causes of idle surge, rough idle esp when cold and stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.
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This problem is commonly caused by a dirty automatic idle speed control valve and throttle valve but always run a OBD2 fault code as well as the cleaning procedure. Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner (do not use carburetor spray cleaner!) from NAPA or Carquest (made by CRC chemicals) and spray it into the air intake while the engine is running, use up about 1/2 the can, engine will try to stall hold the speed up, shut it down and let it soak for 30 minutes, restart and blow out the remaining fluid, shut it down and disconnect the negative battery cable for 5 Min's to reset the base idle control
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