My 1994 Chevy C1500 with the 4.3 6 cyl doesn't want to accelerate from a dead stop.


Asked by Apr 15, 2016 at 11:28 AM about the 1994 Chevrolet C/K 1500 WT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I try to take-off from a stop sign the engine sputters and acts like it's going to die. After I get up to 20-30 MPH it does pretty well. The problem is just when I'm taking off.

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I suspect that the air temp sensor is not doin' things right~ q=1994+Chevrolet+C/K+1500+air+temp+sensor&biw=1360&bih=64 9&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiO7vfZ- 5DMAhWBpR4KHXacBRsQsAQIGw

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This is a common 4.3 problem usually EGR (exhaust gas re circulation valve) partial function it also effects higher speeds 50-60 sluggish vehicle feel not effected by being hot or cold. My shot in dark without vehicle diagnosis.

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Also check and replace air filter if necessary.

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Thank you! I'm trying everything suggested.

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