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CHEVROLET CAMARO GAS PROBLEM

1983 Chevrolet Camaro • 100,000 miles

I have an 83 camaro v8 and it was working fine and soon it statred dieing on me. I replaced the battery and carb and still nothing. Now the car will start but I have t rev the rpm around 4 or 5 to keep in going. I hav someone changing the distributor and transmission control modeuale or switch. Any ideas so I can use my car and stop spending this amount of money on it?
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The camaro guy
January 4, 2013.



Is this feed-back carb or fuel injected? How long since a tune-up? If computer controlled, check for applicable trouble codes. To check for codes, use a jumper wire between the A & B terminals at the datalink connector. Turn key just till the dash lites come on, no further. The mil on the dash starts flashing, you count the flashes to get the codes. Your looking for two digit codes.

JDL
Jan 4, 2013.
Its not fuel injected. And I just replaced all wires plugs water outlet tube gaskets and the rotor cap. It worked fine for a month then slowly started dieing. So about 3 months since tune up. And thank you very much.

Tiny
The camaro guy
Jan 4, 2013.
If you have 02 sensors in the exhaust, it is computer controlled. Check for codes.

JDL
Jan 4, 2013.
Its not computer controlled no sensors. My old carb it would backfire through the carb and shoot out gas? Any other ideas?

Tiny
The camaro guy
Jan 5, 2013.
The new carb on it is a choke carb so could the distributer have to be changed because its not advanced timing.

Tiny
The camaro guy
Jan 5, 2013.
Check spark timing. Check cylinder compression. I'm about out of ideas?

JDL
Jan 5, 2013.
I'll try that and so is my dad and i. But Thanks for your time and help

Tiny
The camaro guy
Jan 6, 2013.
No problem, let us know what you find.

JDL
Jan 6, 2013.
Timing chain had jumped on me. Fixed that then ran like a charm. Thanks for ur help haven't been on in a while haha.

Tiny
The camaro guy
Feb 21, 2014.
I'm glad you got it going your way.

JDL
Feb 22, 2014.
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