04-05-2011, 09:37 AM
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'91 Pickup - Starts then immediately stalls
Hello and thanks in advance for your help. Recently my thermostat started sticking. About 3 days before changing it, this stalling issue started. The car will start but stalls immediately. The first few times it happened, if I tried to start it 3-4 times, it would start and keep running (not well, but that was due to the thermostat issue). After a few days, it would start, but always stall immediately.
I did get it running once, and drove it around for 30 min, it worked fine. One other time it started and ran for about 10 min before stalling. Those are the only two times.
Last interesting thing about this issue. If I start the car and hold the ignition switch in the "start" position, the car will keep running until I release it (although the starter whines, and im sure this isn't the best thing for it).
So far I've:
1. Changed the thermostat (to fix the original issues I was having)
2. checked all wiring harnesses under the hood
3. cleaned the MAF w/ MAF sensor cleaner
4. checked for leaks in the intake
I'm at my wits end, any help/advise would be super appreciated!
Last edited by jasonj3512; 04-05-2011 at 09:38 AM.
Reason: correcting a typo