1996 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Repair Question
Will not start without depressing the gas peddle
As an update, the car now has 205,000 miles and is the 3.1L V6.
Check the coolant temperature sensor and the fuel pressure if its within specs-start here
just out of curiosity, why would it be a coolant temperature sensor? what does it do that makes the car just die like that?
The CTS is like a choke on carbuerator it enriches the A/F mix on a cold starts with electronic fuel injections before the oxygen sensors controls the fuel in closed loop mode-Check the fuel pressure fuel pump could be failing or a clogged fuel filter-When you comeback give me the fuel pressure readings
ok well my car is fuel injected. i already changed the fuel filter and there was no change. i have to get a fuel pressure gauge to check it so i'll get back with it asap.
ok well i just got done with the test and it read a steady 40 psi while it was running. did it's normal routine as i revved it and let off. i would assume from here to go ahead with the replacement CTS?
Your fuel pressure is in the low side-should be 41-47 psi-also check the fuel filter
the fuel filter has already been changed and there was no change. as far as the pressure, it was the same when i changed the pump last summer and had no issues.
the idle control motor is a common failure for this condition. you should have it checked to see if it is working correctly.
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idle control motor as in the idle air control valve? i can check that too. if i'm not mistaken, there is an ohm value between the connection pins that determine whether it's good or not.