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downwiththeclow
03-20-2006, 12:27 AM
i was drivin my 2 door tahoe today when all of a sudden it stopped running. I had one of my buddys tow me to the nearest gas station where i tried all afternoon to find what the problem was. It It was raining pretty bad so im thinkin i might have got some water in my air intake or sumthin like that but im really not sure what the problem is. The worst part is right now its sitting at a gas station unprotected. Does anyone have any ideas on what the problem might be?

fosgate140
03-20-2006, 12:29 AM
does it try to start when you turn the key

downwiththeclow
03-20-2006, 12:31 AM
yeah i dont think its the ignition because that seems to be working fine

negativezeroz
03-20-2006, 12:31 AM
Well does it start is the question since you think it seems to be fine...

downwiththeclow
03-20-2006, 12:32 AM
well no it doesnt start... it sparks like its trying to start but just doesnt

negativezeroz
03-20-2006, 12:33 AM
battery connections...did you clean the posts and try again? my Z randomly wouldnt start ended up being my battery terminals and post contact surface area...aka it was dirty :up2somet:

iceteebone
03-20-2006, 12:34 AM
sounds like your plugs or cap or wires could've gotten wet

regal8r
03-20-2006, 12:34 AM
timing belt/chain maybe...how long ago was it replaced?

regal8r
03-20-2006, 12:35 AM
air filter could have gotten wet enough to restrict air flow too, did u check that?

JL12W7INAGS300
03-20-2006, 12:36 AM
american cars :patrioti:

Bake
03-20-2006, 12:43 AM
Is the fuel pump running? If it goes out the truck is dead. Not uncommon on GM trucks.

iceteebone
03-20-2006, 12:44 AM
Is the fuel pump running? If it goes out the truck is dead. Not uncommon on GM trucks.


good point.

get someone to stand back by the gas tank and take off the gas cap, and turn the ignition to on, and listen for the fuel pump to turn on

LoudCrownVic
03-20-2006, 03:54 AM
good point.

get someone to stand back by the gas tank and take off the gas cap, and turn the ignition to on, and listen for the fuel pump to turn on

x3... Especially if you have subs. My CrownVic used to trip the rollover/crash shutoff switch when I was bumpin strong. THe car would die in traffic. :(

YOur fuel filter may be plugged too.

RandyJ
03-20-2006, 11:01 PM
good point.

get someone to stand back by the gas tank and take off the gas cap, and turn the ignition to on, and listen for the fuel pump to turn on


You must have never been around a ~98 Tahoe. Sounds like a **** 1500HP fuel pump whining down there. I can hear it over my radio sometimes:crazy:







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