My camaro engine problem, need help

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Asked by Feb 19, 2009 at 11:23 AM about the Chevrolet Camaro

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I just bought this project camaro from a friend, sometimes when i start it up and press on the gas nothing happens, but if i keep pressing it eventually the car will move. i have not inspected the intake but i think that it is getting stuck closed and may need to be cleaned, any suggestions?

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Is your motor Carb, TPI, or TBI? V8? or V6 (4bl or 2 bl if its a carb)? if it's a carb, you're needles could be getting stuck in the secondaries (if 4bl carb) and u might just need to get some carb cleaner on there... or.. if the carb might need to be rebuilt. if its TPI, then computer could be going out if it starts minor backfires before it dies. or. if its a 5spd manual, transmission is crap, and that could be going out.. or. if its a 4spd auto (700r4) that could be going out (if it continuously revs but doesn't move... try adding trans fluid) let me know if any of that helps, gotta get back to work now.

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its a v6 carb, and i didnt think to put some transmission fluid in, im going to try that today and i will let you know

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# 1 never buy a car from friends or family , # 2 an intake manifold does not open or close. #3 it helps to know what year the car is and #4 it helps to know what engine & tranny you have . but it sounds lioke to me you have an automatic tranny & it's slipping real bad. check the tranny fluid & see what color it is. let me know .

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