RPM GAUGE GOES ALL THE WAY DOWN TO ZERO

  • Tiny
  • Rpulido13@yahoo.com
  • 1997 Chevrolet Malibu
  • 19,700 miles

I have a 1997 Chevy Malibu 6 cylinders 3.1 engine. The car turns of on me when I make a right turn. Also when I'm driving the RPM gauge goes all the way down to zero then after a few seconds it goes back to normal. I have replaced the evap censor, serpentine belt, the fuel filter, I have done a injector cleaning, trany flush. You name it but the problem is still there.


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Monday, June 25th, 2012 AT 9:38 PM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Does it start right back up? Is the check engine light on?

Roy

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Monday, June 25th, 2012 AT 11:26 PM
  • Tiny
  • DocDTC
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Is the ignition switch column or dash mounted? This has symptoms consistent with an ignition switch issue. Also- when the tachometer drops out, does the engine lose power as well? Help me help you. Lol! Let me know, Doc

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Wednesday, June 27th, 2012 AT 10:49 PM
  • Tiny
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No my car does not loose power.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 7:34 PM
  • Tiny
  • Rpulido13@yahoo.com
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@ ASEMaster6371. Yes my car starts right back up. And no check engine light on.

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Thursday, June 28th, 2012 AT 7:37 PM
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  • mikederouin88
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Is there play in your steering column

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 11:13 AM
  • Tiny
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@ Mikederouin88. I don't think so. But today I was driving and I hit a bump and my RPM gage went down to zero. So I'm thinking maybe something with the power steering. Please help!

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Friday, June 29th, 2012 AT 10:56 PM
  • Tiny
  • mikederouin88
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Park in your driveway with car in park and push pull and wobble you steering column every which direction and see if you can force a stall. Then see if you can duplicate it doing the same action. If you have no luck with that POP the hood with the car still running and wiggle the wire harness going to your control module and see if u can force a stall

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Saturday, June 30th, 2012 AT 4:02 AM
  • Tiny
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@mikederouin88. Ok I played with the steering wheel and my car did turn off.? But I was not able to duplicate it. What does that mean?

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Friday, July 6th, 2012 AT 2:49 PM
  • Tiny
  • mikederouin88
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Your steering column has too much slack in when it moves a certain way it is pinching a word and grounding out

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Saturday, July 7th, 2012 AT 11:50 AM

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