Mechanics

CHEVY STASLLS, MISFIRES, BACKFIRES

1990 Chevrolet Silverado

Engine Performance problem
1990 Chevy Silverado 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

I have a 1990 Chevy Silverado that I have replaced the plugs, wires, distrubuter cap, rotor. O2 sensor, after it runs for 15-20 miles it starts to stall / hesitate. It also surges when you press the gas.
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Crickettsbear
August 24, 2009.




Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this).
Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include: Dirty or worn spark plugs
Bad plug wires
Weak ignition coil
Wet plug wires

Tiny
Rasmataz
Aug 24, 2009.
Yep what he said obd1 sucks. I've got 2 v8's doing the same.I'm starting to think colapsed lines on the fuel side. We've seen a few on the marine side of the equation due to ethenol I guess it's possible some of these rubber joints could be closing up.

Tiny
Speedycato
Aug 31, 2009.
Speedycato

You practically mentioned everything that I've thought of-in your PM. Okay lets try the knock sensor could be retarding the ignition timing and double check the fuel pressure with and w/o the fuel pressure regulator-

Could be valves/camshaft problem

Tiny
Rasmataz
Aug 31, 2009.
Now the truck surges when you press the accelerator and hold it at a constant pressure. It alcts like you are pumping the pedal. It does this whenit is ideling. Going forward under a load it trys to cut out all together. It does not do this in reverse. We added an throttle body cleaner ane ran the truck, it cleared up for about 10 minutes then started again.
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Tiny
Crickettsbear
Aug 31, 2009.
You need to follow up on what I've suggested earlier this problem can be a nightmare to remember its not a simple fix

Tiny
Rasmataz
Aug 31, 2009.

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