1996 Tahoe LT won't run right.


Asked by Nov 17, 2016 at 10:59 AM about the 1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LT SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 96 Tahoe LT, engine 5.7 vortec
won't run right, back fires like crazy,
very low fuel economy, severe loss of
power at no matter what RPM, stalls
out frequently, when taking off from
red light, stop sign, parking lot, it falls
on its face then stalls. Check engine
light is on obviously, coonstantly
smells like raw gasoline (,from the
exhaust) and blows white smoke
when at idle (cold temp) and when you
step on it. And engine has constant
rattling noises coming from the
exhaust. As well as a constant
noticeable miss to the engine. Has
new distributor, ECM, EGR valve, plugs,
wires, rotor, cap, knock sensors, 02
sensors, crank shaft position sensor,
air idle control valve, thermostat
sensor, fuel filter AND pump, and
several other parts that I can't
remember off hand, engine is stock
never rebuilt with 280,000 original
miles.....this problem is costing me
money and not fixing the problem, it's
driving me crazy....any ideas???

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