how long of runnng fine then starting its surge problem? Could be a air leak, does it do it under a load, or no load situation ? Check the air filter. Is it puffing smoke when it sugrges ? if so, what color smoke? Blue is oil burn, black is fuel, so if puffing black smoke, you have carb problems. When it starts to surge, can you engage the choke and smooth it out? once again, that would be carb problems... You may be suffering from vapor lock. Try partially unscrewing the fuel cap to allow air to enter the tank. If the engine stays running, replace the fuel cap. Another thing to try is cleaning the bowl vent on the carburetor. Also, check the filter bowl. Some Vanguard engines have a collection bowl that catches particles and then "sucks" the fuel up through a filter. Mine became clogged with white particles. Engine would start, run for a minute then die. It would repeat till I discovered the fuel bowl issue. My Kawasaki 17 HP engine was doing the same thing. It has a vacuum operated fuel pump. The fuel pump's air vent was plugged with dust. The air vent is on the back of the fuel pump so you have to remove it to see the vent. Just pour a little gas on the vent and dust off with an air hose. = =
Dieseling Engine overheating? Engine idling too high? Try a higher octane fuel?
This is very normal. The extra drag on the engine caused by the alternator and the a/c causes the engine to slow. The engine speed is most likely then compensated by the e.c.u to a pre-set value, thus causing the revs to rise.
The #1 cause of cold air from the heater when the car is stopped, or the engine is idling, low engine coolant levels.
Sonds like the idling speed is too low - it can be adjusted (Usually with just a screw driver) if you know the right screw to turn to give the engine higher idling revs.
This can be caused by the engine not getting enough fuel, or idling too low. It would be best to check with the fuel system and make sure all parts are functioning well.?æ
I experienced this same problem before too. The security system could be the problem. The imobaliser shuts of the car if it thinks there is a problem with the ignition(if it was hotwired).
you have one or more cylinders not firing causing imbalance. check for spark at each cylinder.
check your timing and motor mounts and make sure all cylinders are igniting when needed these will most likely be the answer to your problems!
you'd probaly have to unsrew ,but i dont know why you would need to take of a kick starter ,thats the thing that starts up the engine
It is a common problem for shevy. Usually the Fuel regulator. Or for other vehicles it could be a dirty fuel filter
It depends on what car and engine you have. Just guessing, I would check the fuel pump relay if it has one.
to me that sounds like many tings could be wrong with it lines are dirty, tune up, bad gas, or idle is too low
If a car starts and then dies, it is possible that poor quality gasoline is being used. Another problem may be that the engine needs new spark plugs.
Something is lose. I say that it might have a problem in chasis or make.CALL your dealer to know more :)
It sounds like one or more of the engine mounts has weakened or broken. They are rubber engine mounts used to lessen vibration of the engine into the passenger compartment. These mounts can and do fail, especially if you live in a very icy area (the chemicals to de-ice the road damage the mounts) or if you live in an area with wide-ranging weather and you park your car outside in those conditions.
P1684 , battery was disconnected in the last fifety starts. Not usually a code that is a problem.P0601, pcm internal failure. The engine computer needs replaced.P1684 , battery was disconnected in the last fifety starts. Not usually a code that is a problem.P0601, pcm internal failure. The engine computer needs replaced.
Normal just alittle problem with your engine or your fuel tank go to the Jiffy lube and ask them about it if you don't check the engine or fuel tank.
either a fuel flo problem or trouble in the ignition module some engine modules have a thin layer of grease or lube that needs to be refresehed if the engine has ever run too warm chk air filter too
Could be a main engine relay problem.
either the thermostat or the fan is no good. You would need to locate the thermostat and see if its stuck open or closed!
The idle can be adjusted at the throttle body via the two adjustment jam nuts on the cable. Be careful not to pull this to tight as the engine will over rev when on cold starts. The idle can be adjusted at the throttle body via the two adjustment jam nuts on the cable. Be careful not to pull this to tight as the engine will over rev when on cold starts. The idle can be adjusted at the throttle body via the two adjustment jam nuts on the cable. Be careful not to pull this to tight as the engine will over rev when on cold starts.