there are several possible causes for this. Possibly need a new fuel pump, when the vehicle sits the fuel pressure drops because it drains back to the tank through the pump causing the carburetor to be empty. Check at home when it doesn't start by removing the fuel line - there should be pressure there with the engine OFF. BE CAREFUL OF FUEL SPILLING ON A HOT SPOT ON THE ENGINE AND CAUSING A FIRE!! use a rag to catch the fuel and have someone nearby with a DRY chemical extinguisher if you don't have much experience with this kind of thing. If this doesn't happen when the vehicle has been sitting overnight, then it is possibly fuel leaking from the carburetor that vaporizes in the intake manifold (vapor lock), causing the engine to actually be flooded. Also in rare cases the carb gets too hot and vaporizes all the fuel in the carb bowl. (Starter fluid will ignite just from compressing it in the cylinder causing the engine to clear the block) Even if the carb has been rebuilt, was it done correctly & adjusted correctly?, were the jets replaced? was the float valve replaced?
No , a 1986 Chevy Caprice is REAR wheel drive
rear wheel drive
No, all Caprices are rear drive
All Caprices were rear wheel drive from 1965 to 1996.
0 degrees in drive bypass disconnected
They are rear wheel drive, the last year made was 1996
Wrong starter, wrong fly-wheel, Bad starter drive, worn fly-wheel. Starter may need to be shimed.
absolutely.... i drive a Chevy impala '94. and i have it on 265 35 r 22 and have no problems with it!
AnswerAll Caprices were Rear Wheel Drive.I am not sure of this i have heard that some of the highway patrols got front wheel drive caprice im not sure what year
Starter spins but doesn't turn engine? Probably the starter drive. The starter drive is part of the starter and can be replaced if the rest of the starter is still healthy. If your not to handy with wrenches you may want to replace the whole starter with a rebuilt one. Worst case, the flywheel ring gear is bad in which case the transmission would have to come out for replacement of ring gear.
Try changing the ignition switch located on the steering column
It could be the starter drive, the solenoid, or the ring gear itself. Best to pull the starter out of there and see what's going on.
Most good auto parts stores will test them for you if you bring them in. Most of the time it's the "starter drive" that is bad and not the whole starter. The drive is a very inexpensive part but you need some ability to install it. If you're going for a new starter, get a "rebuilt" one. Same quality and alot cheaper.
under the car about two feet from the front of the car
If you get a Caprice with posi they aren't to bad in bad conditions, but they are still a car and not equipped with 4 wheel drive. Chevy Caprice's had decent ground clearance comppared to other cars though which could perhaps allow them to travel through muddier conditions.
There is no timing belt on a 305 unless it is an aftermarket belt drive system.
The part of the starter called the starter drive is shot and hopefully the flywheel ring gear is not damaged also. I would recomend removing the starter and inspecting the flywheel ring gear and if it looks okay replace the starter with a rebuilt or new one.
we are trying to find regular factory wheels that fit the lug pattern off of a 1997 Chevy blazer s-10 2 wheel drive
if there is a 350 in the car no problem ithink the caprice has a 305 or 307 in this case the y pipe will not fit big job good luck drive safe
A whirring noise is indicative of trouble with the starter drive (also known as the bendix) which is usually replaceable. Before you undertake the chore of replacing it, check the price of a new or rebuilt starter - it may be worth it to just repkace the starter.
Yes, all Caprice and Impalas 1996 and older were rear wheel drive vehicles.
If the starter is spinning but not engaging the flywheel it will not turn the engine over. This is due to the starter drive not engaging properly. The starter could possibly be rebuilt, but it may wind up being cheaper to just replace it with a remanufactured unit from your local parts house.
If the starter 'just spins' it is usually because of a faulty starter drive; sometimes called the starter bendix.It can also be caused by a starter that is tired and no longer has the power to 'throw' the drive against the flywheel. In any case you will need to replace the starter.Price out a low-mile used one from a salvage yard vs a rebuilt one from an auto parts store. I hope this helps you. Mark
The problem is in the starter drive (sometimes called bendix). Take the starter back to wherever it was rebuilt and have it repaired or exchanged.