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11-03-2011, 05:35 PM #1
1996 Tahoe Issues..PLEASE HELP!
I have a 1996 chevy tahoe. Recently my truck was hard to start..it eventually starts but takes a minute then fires up. When it does start, it revs up really high to about 1500 rpm's. When i put it in gear it wants to drive itself and the brakes dont feel like they wont too well. This goes on for a few minutes then stops. I noticed my fuel pressure gauge also moves up and down. Does anyone know what this may be? I am going to take it into the shop but I wanted to check with you all to see if you have had this problem or know what it may be so i can get started on it. Any help or suggestions is greatly appreciated! Thank in advance!
11-03-2011, 05:47 PM #2
Do you mean the fuel level gauge?
Does it only do this when hot?When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
11-03-2011, 05:52 PM #3
It does it with every start whether its hot, cold...etc. Its almost like its dead..then starts then revs up...and feels like it almost has too much power as i put it in drive, and it takes off on its own without me pushing the gas pedal...and the brakes are weak...
no the fuel pressure guage..
11-03-2011, 06:08 PM #4
These trucks need about 55 psi to even think about running. What's your key on/engine off pressure? What is it at idle?When you hear hoofbeats, look for horses not zebras.
11-04-2011, 11:18 AM #5
I will have to check that this weekend. I will let yo know. If its lower than 55psi, then i will start by replacing the fuel filter? that is probably due to be done anyway.
Last edited by Jess' Hoe; 11-04-2011 at 11:21 AM.
11-04-2011, 11:56 AM #6
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