ENGINE WHEN FIRST STARTED HAS NO POWER

  • Tiny
  • KenW.
  • 1999 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 71,256 MILES

My S-10 (4.3 liter engine V-6) when it first starts up & try to take off the engine bogs down, won't hardly pull it's self out of it's tracks. After about 2 blocks it runs GEAR! But if I shut it off for just a minute then try & drive it same thing it won't hardly run for about 2 blocks then after that it runs great. I've had it to 2 shops & they've run there diagnostic analyzers (A Snap-on & the other is a Altest? And these mechanic's are really good & both run a auto repair shops. BUT! The analyzers show nothings wrong? So there just guessing to replace the airflow meter or the pressure valve under the manifold? But I ain't got a gold mine in my lower half & know from past experience you just guess at these new cars lol? Any ideals?


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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 8:18 PM

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  • Tiny
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P.S. I will be HAPPY to make a donation (medium donation maybe $20.00) because been fighting this for 2 yrs and have replaced spark plugs, wire, rotor, cap, air filter ect lol

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Saturday, August 18th, 2012 AT 8:25 PM
  • Tiny
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I would start at basics. Have the fuel pressure checked when the problem ocurs.

Coolant sensor, injectors being serviced, are some of the other items.

A scan tool will never tell you the issue by itself, only lead you in the right direction of the failure.

Roy

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