Engine Performance problem
2000 Chevy S-10 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles
My truck would not start with low fuel in the tank. I never had a problem if I kept more than 5 gallons in the tank, then I let it get low once and couldn't get the engine started. I put gas in the air intake and ended up damaging the line. I replaced the air line and resonator that were damaged. I then replaced the plugs and fuel filter, because I thought that the fuel filter was dirty (I think it was 100,000 miles old) and the plugs were about 40K old. After replacing the filter the truck started right up and I have had no starting problems (although there is 1/2 tank of gas). I drove home from the garage and the truck seemed fine. However, now when I am driving the engine will often hesitate and stall. If I rev the engine in neutral it seems normal. When this started it would stall if I went to accellerate at high speed (60+ MPH) now it will hesitate at lower speeds and stall what seems randomly. Occasionaly when the truck stalls I can not get it to start without pulling over and putting it in park, removing key and then cranking. I thought maybe the gas has gone bad and put 5 gallons of premium in with the 5 gallons that were in the tank(I usually run 87 octane as recommened), now it still hesitates and may stall but it is much harder to actually get the truck to stall.
have the same problem?
Saturday, January 31st, 2009 AT 6:04 PM