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tbi problem

Discussion in 'GM Powertrain' started by jasonz82, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. jasonz82

    jasonz82 New Member

    i have a 92 c1500 with 225000 on it and when i start it up the tach will jump and i can
    hear it slightly miss out of the tail pipe until it warms up i put a new distributor, plugs wires
    and cap a year and a half ago and this has started about 3 months ago. just wondering
    if anyone has seen something like this before.
  2. ejohnson03

    ejohnson03 Epic Member 5+ Years 1000 Posts

    Several easy things to do before spending a lot of money...

    - Check Distributer Cap for cracks or excessive wear, carbon on contacts, cheap to replace
    - Remove spark plugs, clean and re-gap
    - Remove IAC from TBI and clean with TBI cleaner
    - Remove TBI and clean with TBI, clean off all of the carbon
    -- with the TBI off, inspect the Intake, clean out any build up
    - Check timing, disconnect the distributer from the computer, set to 0 degrees

    After these items are addressed give the truck a good test drive. If there is no improvement in performance, the next thing to have checked is the Catylitic converter. Probably time for a new one.

    Also look over the Cylinder heads, they may be cracked.

    Let us know how things turn out.

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