Engine Mechanical problem
1989 Chevy Celebrity 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
Okay, I'll try to give the full story here.
I have an 89 Checvy Celevbrity Eurosport Staion Wagon. It's the 3.1 Liter with fuel injection.
I've noticed before that when it's low on gas it tries to stall if I make a hard right turn, but generally it recovers after a second or two.
The power steering died shortly after I got it but I'm not really concerned about that. Additionally it won't go into gear unless it's warned up. I'm not concerned about that either at the moment.
I drove the car a couple days ago and it ran without trouble. I parked it in front of the house facing the opposite direction of usual, such that the driver's door is facing downhill. When I started it up the next morning it sounded sickly, but it warmed up okay. I put it in reverse and began to back out and it stalled. I started it back up, let it warm up a little more and then tried backing out again but it stalled again. Now it simply won't start.
The fuel was a little low so I ran to the gas station and brought back a few gallons of gas, thinking that this was the same problem I get when making right turns on a low tank. No dice. It still won't start. I checked the plugs and tried pulling the air filter and shooting some ether in there. Spark plugs are good. The ether makes it hiccup for a second but it doesn't start running.
Does anyone have any ideas about how to get this heap of scrap moving again? I'd really appreciate any advice.
have the same problem?
Friday, October 30th, 2009 AT 12:06 PM