I HAVE AN 83 CAMARO V8 AND IT WAS WORKING FINE ...

  • Tiny
  • the camaro guy
  • 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?

Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 8:09 PM

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  • JDL
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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.

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Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 8:58 PM
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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.

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Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 9:12 PM
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If you have 02 sensors in the exhaust, it is computer controlled. Check for codes.

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Friday, January 4th, 2013 AT 9:48 PM
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Its not computer controlled no sensors. My old carb it would backfire through the carb and shoot out gas? Any other ideas?

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 5:00 PM
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The new carb on it is a choke carb so could the distributer have to be changed because its not advanced timing.

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 5:06 PM
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Check spark timing. Check cylinder compression. I'm about out of ideas?

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Saturday, January 5th, 2013 AT 7:28 PM
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I'll try that and so is my dad and i. But Thanks for your time and help

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Sunday, January 6th, 2013 AT 4:43 PM
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No problem, let us know what you find.

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Sunday, January 6th, 2013 AT 5:52 PM
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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.

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Friday, February 21st, 2014 AT 5:34 PM
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I'm glad you got it going your way.

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Saturday, February 22nd, 2014 AT 11:55 AM

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