1994 Chevy K1500 idles rough and stalls occasionally

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  1. diceman1994

    diceman1994 Full Member

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    Reference my earlier entry we found that the EGR was operating incorrectly through its' signal switch. It has been running just fine since the tiny hose has been disconnected from the EGR. I was puzzled since after cleaning the TBI and tuning it up the truck ran better but still lacked power and sounded like it was running on 6 cylinders. Lesson learned, same thing happened 10 years ago on my 84 Bronco.
     
  2. BigCityNights

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    If you had the distributor out of the truck, and just replaced it with a calibrated eye, the timing needs to be set on it. Minor adjustments in timing can yield major performance changes.
     
  3. joecole09

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    could be a fuel filter and if not, its worth replacing anyway
     
  4. jadawolf476

    jadawolf476 New Member

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    Have a 1993 Chevy Silverado k1500 it runs fine when it is cold, but when it warms up it loses power and has abit of a hesitation, we tuned it up, replaced fuel filter, O2 sensor is new, used gas and fuel injector cleaner, not sure what it could be, we were thinking it could be the sock filter in the gas tank, because he had trouble with his car at one time, it would start fine but would stall while driving he'd wait a second and it would fire back up with no problem, he and different mechanics checked it out and couldn't figure out what the problem was, til one mechanic decided to try and blow the fuel filter sock in the tank off after he popped it off the car ran like nothing was wrong with it for years. the truck doesn't stall, but once in awhile it feels like it might. was told it could be a few other things does anyone have any ideas?
     
  5. Jaimeson

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    OP, I apologize if you did already as I only scanned through this thread but pulling the dist seems a bit extreme for a rough idle. Of course it could be the culprit but there are many other things to consider first. Process elimination and ease. Did you check the plugs for fouling or improper gap as well as overall condition and mileage/age? I would also check the EGR valve with a mighty vac as well as the solenoid that controls it. Check the EGR with vacuum and the solenoid with vacuum as well as voltage as it's electronically signaled and then controlled via vacuum. A TM such as Haynes will tell you exactly how to test it. You can get a mighty vac from harbor freight for around $40 and it's a good tool to have on hand for all kinds of other stuff as well as bleeding brakes.

    Alternatively, I would check the timing as well. Own a timing light? Hope this helps and GL finding and fixing the problem.
     
  6. crabtruck

    crabtruck Senior Member

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    Caution - this thread has multiple trucks, problems, posters.

    Mainly it is kinda stale and a new thread might have been a good idea.
    that way the newest truck in the collection can get it's own consideration.

    Welcome to the forum jadawolf.
    Don't be shy, start a new thread.
    Best part is they're FREE :)
    No rule says you have to though.
     
  7. Jaimeson

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    X2 ^ This why I stated "OP"
     
  8. crabtruck

    crabtruck Senior Member

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    I caught that, sometimes it's like sorting a puzzle in these threads. :)
     
  9. OlSmokie

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    I know this is an old post but my recent experience might help somebody. My 90 C150 was doing the same thing. Rough idle on start up and running smooth when warm with the with the odd unexplained stall. I pulled the EGR valve of to check it (it was good) and noticed it wasn't all that tight and the gasket was diong almost nothing to seal it. I cleaned it up with a wire wheel and installed a new gasket that I had lying around and it starts and runs like a dream now. It took about 15 minutes and cost me nothing to do, but what a difference! Hope this helps someone.
     
  10. asrafkona

    asrafkona New Member

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    Thanks to all joining here as a new member.Basically what's happening is if the truck idle's for a long period of time (traffic jam) it will start to sputter and shake then stall out (idles a little rough too). I can usually get it started back up without a problem 4 or 5 times in a row, then after that it will die completely. I usually have to wait 30min or so before i can start it again. Its only my views.

    delray nissan
     

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