Engine Performance problem
2002 Chevy S-10 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 90,000 miles
Last week early morning I tried starting our S-10. It turned over but it wouldn't start. I let it sit a few minutes and tried again but still wouldn't start. I did this about five times. It got to where it sound like the engine wanted to turn over. There was a good full battery charge. Eventually the truck did start up and the engine ran normally for about another week. Today when I tried to start it this afternoon it went back to the no starting again like before. I did put in a new fuel filter. I did check the fuel pump with a fuel line connected to the outlet end of the new fuel filter and the other end into a gas can. The fuel came out smooth and steady indicating that the fuel pump was working. It seems alright. One thing though, I did not check to see if the fuel pump was properly working when this problem occurs. The truck is currently running right now but I'm not sure when or where the next time the same thing will happen again. So far I've been lucky that this problem has happened while my wife and I have been at home. I have changed the air filter, checked for vacuum leaks, wire ground faults, and checked for carbon deposits in the throttle. There are no "Service engine soon" indicators. I don't have access to a code reader. The fuel tank was at 1/4 and there is a new gas cap properly installed.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 AT 11:16 PM