CAR WONT RUN UNDER ITS OWN POWER. 3.1 V-6

1994 Chevrolet Beretta

Tiny

ricoe2010

January, 20, 2012 AT 11:53 PM

I have to hold the gas to start it. Once its started it sounds like its missing a cylinder or two. It will run when I have my foot on the gas, when I let off it sputters and dies. Ive been through this engine, (egr, iac, coilpacks, obd) and I cant find a damn thing wrong. I recently replaced the intake due to an coolant leak, I replaced two of the pushrods since one was bent. Checked the valves and springs while I was in there. Everything looks ok. I just feel like im overlooking something.

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Tiny

rivermikerat

January, 20, 2012 AT 11:55 PM

Check for vacuum leaks. Check compression. Check spark at each cylinder. Check fuel pressure. Check the fuel filter.

Tiny

ricoe2010

January, 21, 2012 AT 12:00 AM

No leaks, compressions fine, fuel pressures fine, unsure about the spark.

Tiny

ricoe2010

January, 21, 2012 AT 12:02 AM

I was dumb and just yanked the wires without labeling them, im sure I have it in the right firing order though.

Tiny

rivermikerat

January, 21, 2012 AT 1:01 AM

Firing order attached

Tiny

ricoe2010

January, 21, 2012 AT 4:03 PM

Thats the wrong order. I referenced the module to the packs and they are in the right order. I put it the way you have it just to make sure and it wont run at all. Anyways I got it to finally run under its own power and im getting alot of steam out of the breather and out of the egr. Like I said I just replaced the intake gasket so I know for a fact its not leaking.

Tiny

rivermikerat

January, 21, 2012 AT 10:16 PM

But maybe the head gasket is.

Tiny

ricoe2010

February, 2, 2012 AT 1:20 AM

FYI its wasnt a head gasket. But it was a bent intake valve. Thanks anyways bud. I really appreciate it

Tiny

rivermikerat

February, 2, 2012 AT 2:56 AM

My pleasure. Tell your friends about us.

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