1993 Chevy S-10 re:engine jerks and stalls

Tiny
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  • 1993 CHEVROLET S-10
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 17,000 MILES
On hot or cold humid I E (foggy or real hot and sweaty days) the trucks jerks real bad almost bad enough to tear the rear end out in 1st and 2nd gear and barely runs smoothly in 3rd to 5th gears

on hot days it will stall completely untill you pour some gas in the injector then it will start

on real cold days it runs a little better

when driving on the highway after
about 30 miles it will cut back and the check engine
light will come on and if you constantly pump the gas petal if will keep running if not it will just coast to a stop and die
the automatic timeing seems to be something to do with it or the fuel supply seams to fluctate

and it never starts on the first try you have to start the motor for a couple seconds then wait 10 to 15 seconds then it will start right up
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Sunday, May 18th, 2008 AT 3:51 PM

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Tiny
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Check the throttle position sensor (TPS). The coolant temperature sensor (CTS) may be bad too. Testing the CTS requires an ohm tester and a thermometer --just replacing it may solve the problem.
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Monday, May 19th, 2008 AT 4:53 AM
Tiny
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I replaced the throttle position sensor also I replaced engine coolant temp sensor
it runs a little better
it stoped cutting out when running at freeway speeds but it still jerks real bad in first and second gear also it is harder than hell to start on hot days especialy when you park in the sun
but it pretty much runs like I mentioned before
but it does run a little better
also the check engine light stays on all the time now
when it used to come on when the engine cut back on the freeway then went off when the engine started running again
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 3:46 PM
Tiny
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Your check engine light is on. This means that there is a code stored in the computer. Have your computer scanned with a scan tool. Autozone or a place like that will do this for free. Let us know what the code is --and I mean the exact code (not what autozone says). It will start with a letter and followed by some numbers.
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 10:39 PM
Tiny
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Tell me what your transmission fluid looks like. Have you ever made any adjustments to the bands?
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Monday, June 30th, 2008 AT 10:52 PM
Tiny
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There are no bands to adjust on this tranny -- It's a manual shift 5 speed -- LOL! Tech level 5?
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 4:42 PM
Tiny
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Sorry I didn't see manual trans. Your dog collars or the dogs themselves may be worn if you are having trouble in individual gears. A fluid change might make an enormous difference if you haven't done so in 30,000 miles; of course this can really depend on what it looks like. Try a synthetic.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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Maybe I should be more blunt. IT IS NOT THE TRANSMISSION -- neither auto or manual ! Let us know your ENGINE codes are and we will go from there --- PLEASE ! BTW -- If this truck had an auto tranny (which it does NOT) The tranny would be a 4L60E or 4L80E. These trannys DO NOT have ( and never have had) adjustable drum bands.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 9:52 PM
Tiny
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"on hot or cold humid I E (foggy or real hot and sweaty days) the trucks jerks real bad almost bad enough to tear the rear end out in 1st and 2nd gear and barely runs smoothly in 3rd to 5th gears"

hmm wonder why he stated that.

Definatly not a transmission problem huh.

He has more than one problem in his drivetrain.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 11:11 PM
Tiny
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Well, a SES code will tell us --won't it.
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 11:20 PM
Tiny
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Tuesday, July 1st, 2008 AT 11:49 PM
Tiny
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Sorry for procratinating on reading e-mail
i thought I would get an auto update that would allert me

i will get or rent a machine to find the code for the check engine light asap
it still jerks on the freeway when you keep the throttle constant I think its the fuel pressure is fluctuation
also here is a list of parts I have changed
fuel filter
fuel pump
spark plugs and wires
thermo stat
engine coolant sensor
throttle position sensor
axel oil (i checked the rear axel for missing teeth on the gears because it makes a big clank all the time but the teeth looked fine)
i also noticed that the radiatior had been replaced and the air induction (the thing that connects to the air filter and directs air from the grill to the air filter is missing could that have something with it vapor locking on hot days it runs good on cold days
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Monday, July 14th, 2008 AT 1:55 PM
Tiny
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I think I know what it is
i keep adjusting the timeing and it works good for a few days then goes back to running poorly
it has to be the auto timeing or something is wrong with the ECU
do you have a list of all the sensors that send signals to the ECU to advance or retard the timeing
i haven't figured out why the computer won't give a code on the check engine light either
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Thursday, July 24th, 2008 AT 12:49 PM
Tiny
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Yea it has to be the automatic timeing I can adjust the timeing and it runs better for a few days or hours sometimes then it the timeing get out of whack and it backfires and stops running unless you punp the gas pedal repeadatly especialy on hot days
what are the part that controll the auto timeing
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Thursday, July 31st, 2008 AT 1:45 PM

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