1989 Chevy Corsica 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles
I have taken on a mission project with some guys at church. Car will start for a few seconds then shut off. We replaced the fuel filters, plugs, wires, pcv valve, changed oil. Found that if you crank it and hold the switch in start mode, releasing enough to allow starter to drop out it will run as long as key is held there. Replaced ignition switch. No change. Traced wires out of switch to see where power goes. Fuse #4 & #8. If we remove #4 alt fuse, car will run but not charge. Took alternator to local shop that rebuilds them. Bench tested 14v.100 amp. Diodes good. Battery will hold a charge from a 110 charger. While car is running with #4 fuse out, I can touch fuse and charge gauge will jump to 14 volts smooth idle, but car will die.
have the same problem?
Tuesday, October 12th, 2010 AT 8:55 AM