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1989 Chevrolet Caprice: restart until..It is fuel injected…

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My 1989 Chevrolet Caprice shuts...
My 1989 Chevrolet Caprice shuts completely off when making left turns and does not restart until after 30+ minutes has past. It is fuel injected. What would cause this problem?
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6/27/2010
Chevy Mechanic: ironmike, ASE Master tech replied 8 years ago
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greetings,

A broken bowl can do that, when the gas sways on turns there is no baffle or bowl to stop if from allowing air into the pump. Replace the tank and then let me know what happens

good luck

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
But wouldnt the air in fuel cause it to sputter off and not shut off? That does not explain vehicle not starting back up for so long.
Chevy Mechanic: ironmike, ASE Master tech replied 8 years ago
if the pump is old it could take some time to prime and if enough air it could cause a stall.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok... the pump was replaced a couple months ago with brand new one. And the engine doesnt turn over after it shuts down..absolutely nothing, no starter rotation, no cranking. it is something electrical. im thinking there maybe a safety shut off switch.
Chevy Mechanic: ironmike, ASE Master tech replied 8 years ago

ok, that changes things. shuts off and doesn't turn over. This sounds simple but check the battery cable, I seen battery cables loose or with corrosion and the slightest movement they would shut off the car. No right turns?

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok.. i checked this. the battery is also brand new optima red top and is properly mounted within the battery box on passenger side. All terminals and cables are properly placed and tightened. i dont see the connection with only left turns but I checked anyway. I too, Mike, am a mechanic... not as advanced as you Sir, but this one stumps me. Is there some sort of safety shut off switch? I have heard of vehicle having this for roll over protection. I have also checked starter wires.
Chevy Mechanic: ironmike, ASE Master tech replied 8 years ago

no, not on a chevy this year.

I learn all the time, stay that way and you will be a great technician.

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
ok.. so nothing comes to mind? I will change the tank soon as it comes in and ill let you know what i find out, thx mike
Chevy Mechanic: ironmike, ASE Master tech replied 8 years ago

did you check the fusible links over the starter? they go to the big terminal where the battery cable goes.

you are welcome



Edited by ironmike on 6/27/2010 at 9:20 PM EST
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I did check that terminal block. It was frozen tight. Added a lil WD40 so i could break torque. but it wasnt loose. I didnt notice a fuse or a place for a fuse.
Chevy Mechanic: ironmike, ASE Master tech replied 8 years ago
I am talking about the starter solenoid. the wires pull apart at the link, power is lost that way. If you pull on them they may come apart. Most guys just cut them out and splice back with 12/14 gauge wire.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Oh ok.. I did not check this.. I will tomorrow... thanks Mike
Chevy Mechanic: ironmike, ASE Master tech replied 8 years ago
you are welcome
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