The distributor may develop internal faults. This can cause a rough running engine or stalling condition and the Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate. The distributor should be overhauled or replaced to correct this concern.
Average mileage: 170,363 (100,000–285,000)
Engines affected: 2.2L 4 Cylinder, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, 4 Cylinder, 4.3L V6
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Check engine light comes on, rough idle wants to stall, gets a little rough during idle, at 4000 rpm starts to hesitate while driving.
Distributor started having a rattling noise. I replaced the rotor and top, didn't help. Also generated lots of ignition noise in the radio. Local dealer repaired.
truck starts when cold drive it 2 miles and it stalls after a few seconds it will restart
I lose and gain power while driver and radio has hissing sounds
the truck wont start until I tap the distributor cap.
Ok my problem in slow speed pick up fails if I pressed the gas and go fast stop fail and some times to starting the engine takes time
Being from Western New York, My problem was caused by excessive corrosion in and around the distributor packs. This caused short condition which actually blew the fuel pump fuse. This must be a common problem, because it had happened to my previous truck. 1994 Chevy S10, same engine.
Problem not fixed. Possibly distributor
Truck runs rough has no power stalls out whrn get up to speed truck don't run half bad the power comes and goes. fuel pump has been changed fuel injectors cap rotor plugs wires fuel filter distributor coil module on coil has new y pipe under truck plus new catalytic converter
engine turns over and sputters but will not start after sitting for a week without starting and warming up ever day. Replaced distributor cap and starts and runs great until it sits.
Had to replace distributor
engine runs rough and has a lose of power.