I've tried the paperclip to get the engine codes but its not working. no engine light or gauge will flash. Help...please! How else can i read it?

Asked by Jul 17, 2014 at 09:35 PM about the 1994 Chevrolet Caprice LS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1994 chevy caprice was hesitating
from time to time...then last week
stopped and wouldn't start again.  
Power...but no start.

3 Answers

34,935

If it will crank over and won't fire, you have either a bad fuel pump or bad coil.

If you have the camaro motor 4.3 v8, with the distributor under the motor instead of on top. there are other issues. The Water pump can start dripping into the distributor and one version is even open, making it easier. I have paid GM twice to fix this at about 1100 each time. If you get the dealer, take the more expensive GM parts because they lifetime warranty the job. My napa water pump failed right out of the GM distributor warranty and cost. The car will crank and crank. The dealer took 5 days trying to diagnose it and charging me until the manager said, look I know this is your distributor, we have seen it before, Luckily my local mechanic found the 2nd napa water pump was dripping and replaced it for about 235 (not an easy job) and saved the distributor.

PS, there are no codes for this problem, the computer is very simple.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Caprice

Looking for a Used Caprice in your area?

CarGurus has 179 nationwide Caprice listings starting at $9,950.

ZIP:

Search Chevrolet Caprice Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Chevrolet Caprice Experts

#1 Js08016
Js08016
Reputation 460
#2 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 270
#3 tennisshoes
tennisshoes
Reputation 210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Impala
937 Great Deals out of 35,462 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Camaro
475 Great Deals out of 39,922 listings starting at $3,499
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
13 Great Deals out of 1,701 listings starting at $2,000
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
852 Great Deals out of 28,369 listings starting at $1,700
Used Ford Crown Victoria
4 Great Deals out of 1,477 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Mustang
582 Great Deals out of 41,215 listings starting at $1,699
Used Buick Regal
162 Great Deals out of 11,415 listings starting at $1,995
Used Cadillac DeVille
4 Great Deals out of 1,991 listings starting at $1,600