TXtruckgal wrote: 'Hi! I am having some problems with 2 of our trucks and
have run out of ideas of what the problems are and what to do so I was
hoping that someone out there might shed some light on the situation....Also
we cannot afford to sell and replace the vehicles as money is tight right
now and these are paid for.....so any help is appreciated.
1st truck: 1980 Chevy Silverado 1500 4x4 Its problem is that you can start
it up just fine and go around 5 to 10 mile then the engine starts to
hesitate then die. You have to wait about 45 minutes then prime the
carburator to restart then it will run another 5 to 10 miles and does it
again :x We have put a new electric fuel pump,new fuel lines, and filter.
2nd truck: 1984 Chevy C3500 1 ton dually This truck likes to eat starters
:x we have replaced the flywheel twice and the starter 6 times! We have
tried shims,no shims,different starters,heavy duty starters etc. We have
double and triple checked the flywheel and starters to be sure they were the
correct one for this truck. The engine has been replaced, new alternator,new
battery,spark plugs and wires etc.
We are at wits end! If you have any ideas as to what is wrong with either of
these trucks please let me know! Thanks!"
First on the 1980, It seems that something is getting hot then causing you
problems. I would look at the coil.
On the 1984, It sounds like the starter is still spinning after the engine
is started or the starter is not kicking out all the way after it engages
thus rubbing the flywheel. Seen the starter stay spinning even after the
engine shut off a few times due to bad solenoid.