Help with 98 Chevy 5.7 misfire not running right


Asked by Feb 03, 2015 at 01:50 PM about the 1998 Chevrolet C/K 1500 Silverado Extended Cab LB RWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Hello. I have a 98 chevy 1500 5.7. The truck doesnt run right at all. Msifres bad under acceleration. Idle ok when misses when reving and accelerating. I did a full tune up including plugs, wires, cap rotor and a new distributor. With key on i have about 60psi fuel pressure but idleing i only had 50psi. I put a complete new fuel pump unit in and changed fuel filter. Same problem. no different fuel pressure. I changed and replaced the spider injector with the new updated system. changed all intake gaskets. That didnt make a difference either. Replaced tps sensor and map sensor. Removed egr valve and it isnt sticking or anything. I cleaned it and used new gasket and put back on. Still same. I know these trucks need 60psi when idling. Cant figure out why i only have 50. I replaced everything in the system. I removed the fuel line where id goes into the spider system and plugged it and have 80psi when i turn the key. then i disconnected the return line by the distributor and plugged it and had 90psi there when idling but engine ran the same. i dont know where to look next. please help
Thank you

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also to add, i was getting a p300 misfire and a p122 tps sensor code. thought it had a bad sensor thats why i replaced it. sensor code hasnt come back yet but just did that this morning and still messing around with it. could i have a bad spider injector causing the low fuel pressure?

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What's the battery and alto stir like? If one or the other is bad it may not be getting enough voltage.

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I have a 98 1500 with 5.7. Have same issue. I have replaced everything I can think of and still misfiring. My next move is to replace timing chain. Hopefully that'll fix it. Did you ever figure out your problem?

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i had the same problem. i then took it to a shop and they emptied my gas out of my tank, put new gas in, then it worked fine. they told me not to get gas anymore from places with old tanks.

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