95 Tahoe sputter and backfires on hard start

Asked by Feb 07, 2016 at 01:22 AM about the 1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 2 Dr STD 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 95 Tahoe misses and backfires when I
hit the gas. My cat converter was bad,
replaced that. Fuel filter replaced and I just
did a tune up. When the truck is cold it
does not seem to happen. 10 min after
start it will almost die with even a bit of
acceleration. Steady pumps of gas will get
it going. The Check Gage's light comes on
regularly. Not sure how to check the
Gage's. The temp is maxed out most of
the time but there is no overheating. any
help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

3 Answers

37,935

I would check the EGR valve for carbon that may be holding it open, and make sure it works. Another thing is how does the spray pattern out of the fuel injectors look? Should be a niece spay cone pattern with no droplets of fuel. That would be a TBI on there, I would also see if you have 9 to 13 lbs. fuel pressure. And also the fuel regulator may need to be rebuilt in the TBI.

I peaked at the fuel coming out of the tbi when I was doing the tuneup. Seemed normal but I need to take a better look. I'll get into it this afternoon and let you know. Thanks for the help.

16,195

The check gauges light is on because the temp is pegged out. It's just a light that comes on when a gauge is out of range. I'd pull codes just to see if anything comes up. Jump the 2 terminals on the top right of the connector and turn the ignition on. Then count flashes. It begins and ends with 12 and shows each code 3 times

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • why does my tahoe pop and backfire 1 answer

    Tahoe pops and backfires every so often and seems like its only running on 6 or 7 cylinders

    1996 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LS SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1995 tahoe backfires with headlights on 6 answers

    I have a 1995 tahoe 350 tbi with 280k miles. I just replaced the coil, pickup coil, icm, cap, rotor, plugs wires and plugs. And now it starts and runs fine until I turn my headlights on. Then it st...

    1995 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 Dr LS 4WD SUV

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Chevy Tahoe wont start 2 answers

    I have an 02 tahoe z71. It has brand new alternator, good battery and good starter but on occasion won't start. This has increased since new alternator. It has in past and even today started af...

    2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Z71 4WD

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • my tahoe 2 answers

    My 03 Chevy tahoe won't stay start it will run for 5to 10 mins then die till next day computer said miss fire so I changed my cranksensor , fuel pressure regulator , and spark plugs could it be my ...

    2003 Chevrolet Tahoe LS

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Backfire 1 answer

    Starts up backfires 5 seconds then runs great HELP

    2001 Chevrolet Blazer

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Tahoe

Looking for a Used Tahoe in your area?

CarGurus has 32,232 nationwide Tahoe listings starting at $1,495.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Tahoe Questions

Chevrolet Tahoe Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 770
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 670
#3 Rowefast
Rowefast
Reputation 550
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used GMC Yukon
516 Great Deals out of 17,744 listings starting at $1,777
Used Chevrolet Suburban
698 Great Deals out of 21,947 listings starting at $2,095
Used Ford Explorer
1,433 Great Deals out of 72,312 listings starting at $985
Used Ford F-150
3,370 Great Deals out of 203,970 listings starting at $1,273
Used Toyota 4Runner
377 Great Deals out of 20,310 listings starting at $2,499
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
1,117 Great Deals out of 69,331 listings starting at $1,500
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,142 Great Deals out of 57,998 listings starting at $995

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
6,312 listings starting at $34,332
2016 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
76 Great Deals out of 6,940 listings starting at $31,201
2015 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
177 Great Deals out of 3,422 listings starting at $29,500
2014 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
41 Great Deals out of 787 listings starting at $13,999
2013 Chevrolet Tahoe For Sale
121 Great Deals out of 2,100 listings starting at $12,950