1996 1500 350 vortec skipping and getting worse

Discussion in 'Chevy C/K Truck Forum' started by 961500, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. 961500

    961500 New Member

    my 96 1500 vortec started skipping every now and then so i replaced plugs, wires, rotor and cap and still it is skipping but not all the time seems like it is worse when i am crusing about 55 mph and just barely pressing the gas pedal. anyone got any clues?
  2. Red Z71 Max

    Red Z71 Max Rockstar 4 Years ROTM Winner 1000 Posts

    Welcome to the Club!! I would assume you did change the air filter, if not start there. You may have a sensor going or try cleaning your Mass Air Flow sensor wint some rubbing alcohol on a Q-tip.
  3. silverbullet98

    silverbullet98 New Member

    My truck is doing the same thing did that fix your problemwo
  4. dipstick

    dipstick Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Maybe coil...could clean maf ..but spray it do not touch filaments ..damage them.
    Check fuel pressure at least 58 psi and hold. Fuel filter.
  5. 961500

    961500 New Member

    hope to get new air filter tomorrow and clean maf prob be friday before i can get a chance to do it

    ---------- Post added at 09:35 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:34 PM ----------

    how is easiest way to check the fuel pressure... i have no guages
  6. ejohnson03

    ejohnson03 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    X2 on Dipstick, Fuel Filter.

    Very inexpesive swap out to see if that solves your issues.

    Pretty sure it's the fuel filter.
  7. dipstick

    dipstick Member 2 Years 100 Posts

    Have a place to connect the gauge on inlet fuel line ..at intake ,beside plenum that covers injection system.
    Looks like a valve on a vehicle wheel. Some auto places have loan a tool ..for the gauge.
    If and when you check ..connect gauge ..just turn key to on position.
  8. 961500

    961500 New Member

    new air filter and cleaned maf sensor didnt help. i notice now it is skipping pretty bad on a cold start up
  9. 961500

    961500 New Member

    What should the pressure be?
  10. ejohnson03

    ejohnson03 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Fuel Filter, less than $20, easy to replace.

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