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#1883 of 2018 2.2 Liter dies while driving
Aug 16, 2006 (6:16 pm)
I have a 1998 S-10 with a 2.2 liter and for the past year it has been cutting off while driving. It will start back up with no problem. Sometimes the ABS and Check engine light will come on, and sometimes it will not. I have had the check enging light on long enough to get it checked, and it was crank shaft position sensor. So I replaced that and it is still happening. Then I was told that the computer had to be re-programed. I went to Chevrolet, had it re-programed, and no help. This is a very sporadic problem, it only happens sometimes, but will always start back up with no problem. Seems to be electrical, PLEASE HELP!!
#1884 of 2018 Re: 2.2 Liter dies while driving [dfinley3]
Aug 17, 2006 (5:52 am)
You said it cuts out "while driving" - So not at Idle - but when - low speed, acceleration, heavy acceleration, high speed only, etc ...
I had as problem with a 93 Olds (120K approx.) - it would not die but almost - it started to cut out and bog down real bad at moderate acceleration (Ramp to Highway speed up) otherwise started and ran great.
Per the Shop - Fuel pressure was fine - but the Volume was low. Replaced the Pump and all was well .. they said the did not intially suspect the pump as pressure was fine - but finally checkd the flow somehow - and caught it .. Otherwise I would have had to wait until the pump fully failed... (probably at teh worst time/place as usual ..)
#1885 of 2018 Re: 95 sonoma 5 speed transmission [thebigal]
Aug 17, 2006 (4:17 pm)
the big al thanks alot for the info,it was very helpful.,
#1886 of 2018 Re: 95 sonoma 5 speed transmission [boxlot]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
no prob. I just hope it was correct info .....
It must not have been too flawed otherwise I think Canufixit and hoodlatch wouldv've caught it... they're pretty knowledgeable on this automotive stuff
Aug 20, 2006 (9:40 pm)
i have a 1984 s-10 that is shaking horribly while driving. today i took my boy out quad riding, and we load the quad in the back of the truck. well, as soon as we hit the road, the truck statred shimmying, not very much and barely noticable. as always he noticed the problem and took a little while to convince me that he wasnt crazy. it wasnt til we got up to the mountains that it realy got bad. i mean this isnt jsut a little vibration, this rocks THE WHOLE TRUCK. it feels like its in the front end but i cant be sure. when turning a corner, it shakes side to side. our friend who was folowing behind us said that he was loking and it looked fine, nothing shaking or anything. also, when going over bumps, it really sets it off, very scary. we pulled over and checked the truck over but nothing out of the ordinary. it seems the faster we go, the less it shakes. i know it has nothing to do with the tires because they're fairly fresh. any ideas would be really helpful!
#1888 of 2018 Re: shaking while driving [curious_gears]
Jun 27, 2008 (3:16 pm)
The first place to check would actually be the tires... even though they are fairly fresh as you put it, they may have lost a weight somewhere and need to be rebalanced. I would start there. That is the least expensive and a good place to start eliminating things. Try balancing and then rotating the tires.
If that doesn't work it could have something to do with worn parts on the front suspension... ball joints or shocks since they are directly linked to the tires contact with the road. It could also be a worn wheel hub and worn out bearings?? Not too sure as I am not well versed in that area. But try the having the tires rebalanced first. Hopefully the place you bought them from will also rebalance at no charge... that way if it fixes the problem, it didn't cost you anything other than time .
#1889 of 2018 Re: shaking while driving [thebigal]
Aug 20, 2006 (11:39 pm)
i forgot to mention that it only does it on-and-off, not all the time. i do believe it is a problem with the front suspenstion, as it slowly started getting worse. any ideas on how much it would be to fiz a problem? i really have to keep this on the road for those trips to the mountains, so i hope its reletaviley cheap. but i thank you for the opinion and i will definately have the tires checked in good time
#1890 of 2018 Re: runs then quits [jh1956]
Aug 21, 2006 (9:57 am)
Hello,I see this is an old thread and im not sure if you resolved this issue,try this,change the ignition module !! It doesnt even matter if its been recently replaced,you can get a 'bad" one,it happened to me.A faulty module can cut spark and fuel !! My brother in law lost both recently in a 89 sierra 1500 during a heat wave ,changed fuel pump,TBI unit,and computer......we didnt realise we were not getting spark until we removed a plug and turned it over.I then remembered working on my 91 sonoma,I forgot to plug in the wires to the distributor and guess what...no spark ...no fuel.I assured him that was the issue and so we went to NAPA and got the new ign. module and she fired right up and has been running ever since.....but initially he had the same problems / symptoms.Hope that helps
#1891 of 2018 Re: shaking while driving [curious_gears]
Aug 21, 2006 (10:35 am)
I find it "Curious" that iit's "on-and-off, not all the time".... "
This always leans me towards a unique if not very obvious solution to the problem. If, say, just the wheel was out of balance or bent - it would not just "go Away". Therefore the issue may be someting related to Time and circumstances.
- If you suspect the Front end is way out - The front tires should show something for clues - Feathering, scuffing on the tread lines, etc ... So I would take a good look at the tires (esp the front and compare to the rear) for more clues ...
But While you are looking at each tires (Jack up each wheel one at at time) -check pressures of course, - and "Spin the tire" by hand (slowly) and let your hand feel the flat OD diameter and then the side walls for bumps and bulges. Do this for a cold tire and then when hot - and better yet -do it again right after it's been driven and you think it is in the worse state. You may have a belt in the tire slipping around. Eventual mileage per trip and heat from the friction of the road may be causing it to slip out - then return after the vehicle sits. ( A time issue..)
(Years ago one tire manufacturer had the reverse issue you state (Aramid (sp?) belted tires?)- it would vib when cold then get better - as the Belts tended to a "Set" when parked, then eventually evened out with a few miles and heat).
Also while you have the tire off the ground - and spinning - check (by eye and holding a piece of chalk just off the rim/tire) the rim and rubber O.D. to be sure these are not out or round warped, etc.
As previously stated (by BigAl?) Check for missing weights as well - you may be out of balance. A incorrectly balanced tire many have the shock is hiding it until the shock gets overheated and then passes more of the vibs to the chassis. (Time issue again ..)
And finaly, When you first start out and it's not too bad - try trying to "Drive through" the problem. For example - it the vibs start at, say, 40 MPH and get worse - try it a little faster - to see if it goes away at a higher MPH - If it does I'd suspect tire(s) being out of round - or out of balance .. (I recently had new tire install vib issues that started at 60MPH and went away at 68 MPH - I suspected an out of balanced tire(s) - but the new tires they installed had two of them out of round - and they had to trash them ..).
#1892 of 2018 Re: shaking while driving [canufixit]
Aug 21, 2006 (5:14 pm)
i looked into these suggestions and found
1) tire pressure is fine
2)i spun the wheels and found no bumps, bulges, valleys, what have you
3)all the weights are accounted for, but it is impossible for a weight to come off as there is a tire rim cover, that covers the weights to prevent this lol
by on and off i ment that it didnt always shake WHILE driving it. it was an hour trip and throughout the drive it would stop periodlicaly, for a few minutes till i hit a bump, and then it would do it again. so it was shaking for about 90% of the trip. we took it out again to drive it around town for more evaluation of the problem, and it felt as it did yesterday, except for turining corners at low speeds, it sways side to side even worse now. and this shaking starts from the second we start moving, very slow but severe swaying side to side. then around 30 mph it doesnt feel muchy like swaying anymore, jsut a side to side vibration. then at free way speeds its barely noticeable until, like i said we hit a bump, particulary when entering a bridge. i feel this has nothing to do with heat issues because it shook as soon as i pulled out of the driveway