1998 camaro v6 3.8

Asked by Feb 27, 2017 at 04:13 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet Camaro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I left for work the other morning I
was driving on the highway and the
car started to sputter and cough it
then died I was able to recrank it but
it struggled to stay running and get
to the side of the road I figured my
fuel pump was bad so I replace the
fuel pump and new plugs new wires
engine was just rebuilt 1200 miles
ago replaced the modular just got
new coil packs found water in gas
flushed all the lines emptied gas
tank flushed fuel rail also replaced
fuel pressure regulator new gas an
water remover additive added  car
will onky crank when gas pedal is all
the way to floor will some times
straighten up after holding 4,000
rpms for a while then idols than dies
an others times as soon as foot is
up car dies whats the problem its
sparking blue

3 Answers

73,655

If the check engine light is on should have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes. It could be caused by the EGR Valve. It is also could be possible Throttle Positioning Sensor on the throttle body. If there is something wrong with the EGR Valve, it would show up in a code.

The only code that comes up is multiple misfire than when cleared than its misfire in one an three. I have found one problem there was water in fuel flushed everything new injectors an new fuel pressure regulator i dont know yesterday i was trying to run it an the tail pipe past the cat lit up bright red an orange cat has already been removed wasn't the problem it will idol for a while after clearing out an has to be high in rpms to get there than after 5 minutes it dies still wondering if water in gas is problem also added heet

73,655

How are you doing on this? Having the exhaust pipe turn cherry red is not good. You sure there is no obstruction in the exhaust like a rag from working on it or a squirrel or mice nest? Another thing is the timing. If it is way advanced it would turn the pipes red hot. Are you sure the engine timing, camshaft gear and crankshaft gear marks where lined up properly? You should investigate the timing to make sure it is set correctly.

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