Category Archive: Chevy / Camaro

Chevy Camaro Steering Questions

Car Information:
Chevy Camaro
Year: 1994
Engine Size: 3.4L
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
Does a leaking rack and pinion have to replaced when it is leaking a little? (about a few ounces a year) Don’t drive it much but my son has no complaints. How can you tell when it it time? Ball joints look okay; the rubber seal cracked but I keep lube every once in a while. Thank you. Amsoil is the best.

Answer:
If the rack isn’t loose, it has a lot of play and it’s seeping a little I wouldn’t worry to much. If it starts to get worse and your son will explain he is having to add power steering fluid, then it’s time to replace.

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Car Fires Briefly With Starting Fluid

Car Information:
Chevy/Camaro
Year: 1996
Engine Size: Lt1
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
My car will fire briefly with starting fluid. I took off the gas lines at the fuel rail and gas came out of the line. I used an actron scan and codes were found, but the check engine light is on.

Answer:
You are going to need to check and see if there is an Injector pulse from the computer at the injectors. Also, check and see if there is a blown ECU fuse.

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Camara has intermittent starter issue

Car Information:
Chevy Camaro
Year: 1997
Engine Size: 3.8
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
This Camaro has an intermittent starting issue. Hot or cold it doesn’t matter, it will always turn over, but not always start. No codes are present, and the fuel pump does actuate during the no start situations. There are no performance issues when the car does start. Bad crank position sensor? Coil packs? Fuel pump starting to go?
Thanks, and good day!

Answer:
Try this, cycle the key to on without cranking the motor for 5 seconds then turn the key off, do this 5 to 7 times before cranking the engine. If it starts right up there’s a good chance the residual fuel in the system has bled back into the tank and cycling the key is allowing the fuel pump to re-prime the fuel system. If it starts right up it will most likely take a new fuel pump module to fix your problem.

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Intermittent Starting Issue

Car Information:
Chevy/Camaro
Year: 1997
Engine Size: 3.8
Trans: Automatic

Issue / Question:
This camaro has an intermittent starting issue. Hot or cold, it doesn’t matter. It will always turn over, but not always start. No codes are present, and the fuel pump does actuate during the no-start situations. There are no performance issues when the car does start. Is it a bad crank position sensor? Coil packs? Is the fuel pump starting to go?

Answer:
Try this, cycle the key to on without cranking the motor for 5 seconds then turn the key off. Do this 5 to 7 times before cranking the engine. If it starts right up, there’s a good chance the residual fuel in the system has bled back into the tank and cycling the key is allowing the fuel pump to re-prime the fuel system. If it starts right up it will most likely take a new fuel pump module to fix your problem.

For professional auto repair & services in Orlando you can call our shop today at 407-629-2661.

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