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02 sensor heater on front of engine before cat is is the one

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 09, 2019

does not matter there is only two and they only go to rad or cooler on front of the rad you the fluid will run either way its a closed loop

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 09, 2019

under upper intake pass side 3rd injector from the front of truck

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 09, 2019

i think your clutch may be failing and on its last leg.

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 09, 2019

It's a 4.3 litre V6 engined PU.

These vehicles are not reliable at this age and mileage (nor were they when near new) so you will be buying yourself a repair bill unless a heap of items on the vehicle have been renewed.

At 192000 miles the vehicle is passed it's useful life.

There are numerous problems from bad axle seals to engine and transmission issues, brake problems, various electrical problems, fuel pump failures etc etc. You need to check everything especially the auto which will fail and is not cheap to replace.

High mileage vehicles are rarely a decent buy and are cheap to purchase for a reason.

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Oct 22, 2018

It wont kill your engine to run bad oxygen sensors. I ran my 97 silverado 350 for a year on bad ones before I replaced them. The only thing I noticed was a slight drop in fuel mileage. No performance loss or other adverse effects besides the mile or so per gallon drop in mleage. Cleaning them is a very tedious process and probably will not do you much good. Mine were $35 a piece, fortunately I only replaced had to replace 1
First of all. It's not whether it can or can't be cleaned. Anything can be cleaned, if you go about it right. The question should be, first of all, whether cleaning it would do any good, and if so, whether it needs to be cleaned. Oxygen sensors are exposed to such extreme heat that the only thing that it can get (dirty) with is carbon. Extreme heat will turn any organic matter, such as gasoline or oil, into carbon. Well the bad thing about that, is that baked carbon is not soluble in any kind of solvent, and even if it was, the sensing unit within the o2 sensor module, is not exposed, and is not visible. It is covered by what is usually a louvered steel cylinder. Therefor if you're going to brush it, use a wire brush and brush it as hard as you want, because it isn't going to hurt the steel cover. But this is the problem. The only thing that you can really clean with any success is the outer cover. Since solvents won't do any good, I really would not recomend using electric motor cleaner, since the active indredient in it is Trichloroethylene which is not a very strong solvent. not only is it's strength very low, but also, since it is designed to clean electronic components, it evaporates very rapidly, resulting in a very short working time.
Since o2 sensors are disigned to hande such extreme temeratures. The best method of cleaning them, is to heat the bottom part of the sensor (the part that inserts into the exaust) with a propane torch, to the point that it just begins to turn red. You do not want it to glow chery red, even though they are designed to take extreme heat, you can still over do it. Once you have it heated to the point that is just turns red, or to the point just befor it turns red, quench it in water. This will break free any carbon build up inside the sensor. After the first time, some pieces may still be to big to come out of the sensor so I would recomend doing it 2 to 3 times, blowing it out with an air compressor between each time. But I would have to say, good luck, since O2 sensors very seldom fail do to being dirty. This is not common at all.

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Sep 03, 2018

If you have that spider fuel system, that system is noted for problems. I'd use a gage and check proper fuel pressure. Also, the poppet valves can stick.

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 12, 2018

Your spark plug wires are breaking down. The humidity is getting into the micro-cracks and shorting them out. WD-40 sprayed on the wires will remove the moisture. ('Engine electrical' is one of the uses listed on the can.) Change the wires.

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Feb 06, 2018

Is this an s10? If it is, check the wiring harness on the driver's-side of firewall under cowl. Sometimes it gets disconnected about 1/8'', then it won't start...cheers

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 26, 2018

It's not the VATS. VATs doesn't prevent cranking. It only prevents fuel. YOu need a wiring diagram to trace the entire ignition and park/neutral circuits

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jan 21, 2018

when carb is wide open ????? No carb ,fuel injection ???? Are the injectors being controlled by the PCM / ECM ??? Have replaced fuel pump, fuel filter and fuel pump relay.???? Did you test first ?

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Oct 07, 2017

How about replacing the coil - might have a thermal issue and shut down when it gets hot.

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Aug 18, 2017

Make sure you didn't connect a plug wire to a incorrect spark plug.

1996 Chevrolet... • Answered on Jul 21, 2017

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