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red46
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Oct 17, 2007, 5:20 PM

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I've got a 1990 Chevy S10 that runs great until it gets into a steep climb. It seems that when there is extra demand for fuel and power, it stalls out and dies. Maybe getting worse? Because a couple weeks ago, I drove it a lousy 2 miles, stopped the engine for about 20 minutes, started back up and it stalled on me getting back home.

Each time it completely stalls out and dies, I have to wait for about 20 minutes. Then it will start up just fine and run. I don't get it. I'm also pretty dumb about cars. :)

There have been times when I was able to get it to go a little farther, simply by down shifting and forcing more power. Does this make any sense to anybody?


way2old
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Oct 17, 2007, 5:58 PM

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The 2 easiest things to do are, replace fuel filter and be sure it is tuned up. Partially plugged fuel filter can cause engine to stall under high demand conditions.



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red46
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Oct 17, 2007, 6:06 PM

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Thank you. I'll try that. A neighbor had looked at the fuel filter and said it was fine but I'd rather try replacing it than anything else that comes to mind.
It's been a real pickle because you can hear the fuel pump come on and it sure starts fine, runs great until either something gets hot (never over heats) or some sort of high demand.
I'll sure try that. Thanks again.


way2old
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Oct 17, 2007, 6:20 PM

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If those do not help, have a muffer shop do a back pressure test. Might be converter starting to clog.



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