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Hello All, I have an ongoing issue I was hoping to get a few opinions on. A few weeks ago my truck started to gradually spudder when I was cruising with the RPMs jumping very slightly when it did. I did not notice it being related to transmission as it was shifting just fine so I figured ignition/timing. The check engine light came on with the error codes p0016 and p0300, camshaft/crankshaft misalignment and multiple misfires, respectively. I needed some brake work done anyway so I took it in to get serviced and they replaced the distributor rotor, cap, wires, sensor and all the coil packs. It worked fine for about a day and then the light came on. I've been working nights on a turnaround the last 2 months and just do not have time to take it in so I waited. About three days after the truck finally just died on the way home. It flashed low oil pressure/low oil level and the pressure dropped to zero as it was dying. I checked all the fluids and for leaks, everything was fine and where it should be. I had it towed to firestone (only thing that was open on the weekend). They quoted me $1300 for a new ECM and new distributor install. My truck is only work $2500-3000 and I'm coming up on paying that for repairs after the last round and this one. They said my ECM was sending commands but not receiving any and the distributor was not sending anything to the ECM. So my questions, the ECM I can see as being a potential for replacement, but the distributor seems like it would have more tell-tale signs if the gear drive was cracked or worn. They also did not mention anything about the ICM or the timing chain, which to me seem like the most likely culprits here. I really do not want to fork over $1300 only to find out my timing chain is stretched or the gears worn and have to fork over another grand. I'm going in tomorrow to inquire, but any help here would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.
82 chev 3/4 ton pickup low rpm power
caccia posted a question in Ask the GM TechnicianI have a 1982 chevy ¾ ton pickup with 350 ci engine. Recently I installed a new distributor. It runs ok but seems to have less low rpm power than it had before. I’m pretty sure the problem is with the timing but I’m not sure if I should advance or retard it. Can anyone help me out?
My 02 sonoma with the v6 4.3 will kinda shake when accelerating between 5 and 10 Mph, If I accelerate somewhat slow then it seems fine and really dont shake but if I gas it like im in a hurry it shakes and then disapears and it is smooth as can be. The shaking seems to be coming from the engine area behind the dash. I have replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter, air filter, cleaned the mass air flow sensor, cleaned the throttle body intake, just yesterday I took the distributor cap off and inspected the points on the inside of the cap and they were all corroded up so i cleaned them up the best I could so they still appear unperfect although they look much better than before. What else might be he problem? EGR valve? ignition coil pack? the whole distributor? you name it and ill check it guys. I appreiate anyone that can help me out. I will be online alot so I respond quick.
chasing a wild rabbit
jp115x posted a topic in 1988-1999 Chevrolet & GMC C/K GMT400 PlatformHey guys, I'm new to the forum and am in desperate need of help. In the past two weeks my truck has been low on power, my fuel economy sucks, and it feels like its hesitating or misfiring. I've already replaced spark plugs, my cap and rotor, coil, and coolant temperature sensor and nothing has fixed this misfire/hesitation. When I took the plugs out a few of them had a white/grey build up that I've never seen before and I figured that had to be it but it wasn't. Do I need a distributor next? I also recently put in a new fuel pump and filter so that's not the problem. Help me out guys, if yall need anymore info just ask! Thanks!