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trans. doesn't slip just won't change into a higher gear?
it's only that cylinder an Ive replace everything full tune up new fuel pump egr valve I mean I've changed everything I did a cylinder pressure test it was good I can't figure it out I can go 70 with no misfire in till I go up a hill
my 1996 Chevrolet C1500 will not start without the use of starting fluid every time the engine has been turned off for an hour or more.
change dishberter and cap
I have replaced the timing chain also a complete distributor,cap rotor,plugs and wires I have to advance the timing all the way to the firewall to get it to start I have spent $600 just on parts I am really confused and no one can give me an answer I have never had this much problem with getting a vehicle running. I am just about ready to put a 350 engine from my 76 Monte Carlo because I don't want to have to replace the cam . The timing is on top dead center the rotor is pointing to the #1 tower
drop and drain a gas tank
Speedometer is not working now. Transfer case is 246 gm. Engine is a 5.3. Had code for vss,502 I believe, replaced sensor and cleared code. Need help thanks.

The truck is a 6 cylinder and runs great otherwise. Already changed battery, MAP sensor, rotor, distributor cap, sparkplugs and wires, knock sensor, fuel filter and checked fuel quality and all fuses.
I changed the oil pan gasket and the low oil level lights comes on and the antifreeze looks brown now.
The problem only occurred once, I was going over train tracks, and it was out of the blue, the truck just lost almost all power, and then it got going again
I have taillights and brake lights and dome lights.. only 1 low beam works and both high beams work..
I put a new timing chain and gears in it turns real fast fires every once and a while the fire is yellow
it just got a tune up. It did it before and after tune up. temp is normal. It seems that when I let it sit for awhile. It goes back to normal until 40 miles again.
I'm about to purchase from a private party and want to know if it's worth it for how much I'll have to put in.
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