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#481 of 497 2000 4x4 S10 Blazer starts then dies
Sep 17, 2012 (2:13 pm)
Drove it home on a Friday night everything was fine. Left the house Sunday afternoon and it died just down the street and would not restart. Turns over just fine. 2 hours later went out to tinker with it and it started right up and idled but then died a few seconds later. Once I started it again and placed my foot on the gas it spits n sputters very rough and dies. In the last year I have replaced the alternator, battery, mass airflow sensor, and fuel filter. The battery died and when we jumped it today it sounded completely normal until I attempted to give it gas and it dd the same thing. So I'm pretty sure I can rule out the battery and the battery gauge sits at 14 when it does idle so the alternator should be good as well. When I am under the hood and it dies there is a foul smell that I have noticed for just a few seconds and about 3 to 4 quick clicks come from around the intake.
So I'm really not sure where to start looking for the problem. Tools and $$$ are limited right now so any help pinpointing the issue would be greatly appreciated.
#482 of 497 Re: 2000 4x4 S10 Blazer starts then dies [rookieatthis]
Sep 19, 2012 (11:20 am)
Changed fuel pump still same thing. Getting plenty of fuel it just won't start and if it does start it only idles for up to 10 seconds. Any acceleration and it sputters and makes the whole vehicle shake. Checking for spark at each plug now. Any help much needed.
#483 of 497 Blazer won't start sometimes
Oct 23, 2012 (4:52 am)
I have a 99 blazer with the 4.3 vortec v6 sometimes it starts great other times about once daily it fires then shuts off I keep trying and after about 20mins it starts and runs fine any help would b appreciated
#484 of 497 Re: Blazer won't start sometimes [chadb2]
Oct 23, 2012 (8:01 pm)
Not sure if you have been driving yours or not. Mine died outside the driveway and would start and die or no start at all. Ended up the coil wire was rotted under the plastic sheath. Try it while its dark to see if there is any spark jumping.
#485 of 497 blazer stalls,spits and sputters
Mar 15, 2013 (2:54 pm)
HI, i have a 1998 chevrolet blazer 4.3L vortec V6. It was running fine at first. But it started the run very rough and shakes like crazy. the temperature gauge doesnt work even after installing a new temperature sensor. it does this everyday. sometimes on very short drives like at lunch it will drive fine on the way to the store and then drive like crap on the way back. the temp gauge moves from cold to hot and back to cold when ever it is starting the spit and sputter. it stalls at traffic lights and is a pain to get it started again.. i have to pump the accelerator to get it started when ever it stalls. when ever the spitting and sputtering problems occur when im driving it stops running like crap when i floor it. but stills runs like shit after. i dont have much $$$ and with a baby on the way i need to get this fixed. help very much needed. thank you.
#486 of 497 Re: dying at stop lights and bat. power loss [blazerneedshlp]
May 06, 2013 (6:36 pm)
did you ever figure this problem out?
#488 of 497 HELP s10 blazer engine wont run
Jul 27, 2013 (1:30 pm)
Have a 1994 s10 blazer. Have replaced fuel pump and filter in tank, inline fuel filter, throttle position sensor, rotator button and cap, iginition module in distributor. Still would idle all day long but when you started to drive it it would get hot then stop. we changed the catalic convertor started running great. thaT night it stopped again starting missing bad. fixed some vacumn line links still didnt fix it ..it is not coil we tried that.... any other suggestions?????
#489 of 497 Re: 1992 chevy 4.3 v6 won,t idle [zedd3111]
Aug 08, 2013 (6:53 am)
did you every find a fix to your truck? I know it's a 4 year old post, but I have the exact same issue and done the exact same thing...I even took off the whole exhaust system to eliminate plugged CAT...UGH! I'm at my wits end too. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
#490 of 497 Re: 1992 chevy 4.3 v6 won,t idle [iamthor]
Aug 12, 2013 (6:52 am)
Well, I fixed it...It turned out to be the fuel pump. I replaced it and it fired right up with no issues. Lesson learned...fuel does not necessarily mean that the fuel pump is good.