93 Chevy Silverado side step 350

Asked by Guru62V3G Apr 01, 2020 at 07:35 PM about the Chevrolet Silverado 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1994 Chevy Silverado dies when I put it in drive
or reverse when I'm parked  what could that be
change distributor cap router fuel filter

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Engine dying when put under load can be many different things. When did you change spark plugs and wires. Also, look for a vacuum leak.


From the question, I'm guessing that the engine starts and runs well. It's just when you shift the automatic transmission into gear that the engine dies. I'd suspect that this is due to a transmission problem. Might be thee torque converter solenoid closing too soon, or it could be internal pressures inside the transmission that push against each other due to leaks caused by a defective valve body, bad seals, or just filthy trans fluid or a clogged filter. Have the transmission checked. If the transmission is OK, look to a defect in the idle air control valve or a vacuum leak.

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Yeah I change distributor cap rotor fuel filter O2 sensor spark plugs wires it runs great when at a stop sign while left and drive the check engine light will come on but when I drive off it turns off . I'm guessing you two transmissions probably dirty as hell never checked it never changed it

is it possible if I clean the transmission oil and filter it would run better maybe I can fix it or what I just need to change the torque converter


When you're dealing with automatic transmissions and torque converters, someone who doesn't know much about them can work on externals, like the VSS or solenoids, or even change the fluid, but working inside the transmission, you can cause more damage. Have a transmission shop diagnose this. You can then have him fix it or use his diagnosis to do the work yourself.

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all right guys I've changed every sensor in my V8 Chevy Silverado sidestep and can't come up with anything idle air control valve throttle position sensor O2 sensor every sensor temperature sensor fuel filter distributor cap rotor spark plugs or coil air filter are Pvc valve and the check engine light code 35 still pops up what do you guys think that could be only at stop signs and then when I drive it turns off and goes away but when I'm parked at an idle it'll come on

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