**** Rhode Island!!!
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Parts Unknown, NJ
Josh in RI is offline
Re: '98 2.2 will start and run, but won't STAY running... HELP!!!
I went outside to start and run it until it stalled out, and it didn't do it this time... Sometimes it'll run for 45 min. before it stalls out. And I was wble to read some of the posts since I last posted... I can say this much
-NOT the fuel pump (pump turns on and runs...)
-NOT the pressure regulator (holds consistant pressure even AFTER stalling out...)
-NOT Ignition Control Module (brand new)
-NOT Crankshaft Position Sensor (brand new)
-NOT Clogged Cat Converter (plenty of pressure coming out of tailpipe...)
In addition, I went to start it today, and the "security" light came on for the first time EVER... I tried to start it, it ran for about 2 seconds and shut right off. So, I disconnected the battery for 30 seconds, re-connected and re started the truck, and same as usual. Didn't stall out this time. Again, sometimes it won't stall until maybe 10 mins., maybe 1/2 hour, hour... There is no way of knowing how long it'll stay running for before it dies...
In response to "blownexploder94", the last pump was gotten off ebay new, because I couldn't afford the $300 AutoZone wanted for it, and the $5something the dealer wanted... All the wiring is fine, and not sure if they took the bed off to change it or not. Doesn't look like it, but could have... Again, not the pressure regulator because it holds between 36-46 lbs of pressure EVEN WHEN IT STALLS OUT... Yes, when I took it to the shop to get worked on, it ran fine. It went in for a complete suspension (upper and lower control arm bushings, Upper and lower ball joints, inner and outer tie rod ends w/ boots, swaybar end links and bushings, tranny mount, rear leaf spring & shackle bushings, new rear shackles, front and rear shocks, centr link and idler arm)... They asked me about talking the bed off, but did not. I swapped the bed AFTER I got it back from them, and they did not unbolt the bed. Once I got the truck back, it ran fine all day that thursday. The following friday is when it started acting up badly. So as far as I can see, they had no reason to pull the bed or drop the tank. And I could tell because nothing there was touched...
All I know is I'm getting ready to yank the f*cking 4-cyl out and start looking for a 305TPI or an LT1 and matching 6-speed - Especially for that damn "security" bullshit... Or either that sell the ****ing thing and get it paid off in full finally... I'm just so sick of having to deal with this kinda bullshit.
Will keep you all updated...
Josh in NJ
New ride: 1-owner '07 Impala SS w/ 59K!!!