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I followed the wiring diagram for the throttle body but now the check engine light is blinking on and off car is hard to start strong fuel odor from tailpipe had car since 1998 had a new timing belt water pump installed at 90.000 miles fresh oil every 2500 miles transmission services also it now has 147.500 miles on car now really don't want to sent it to wrecker it's very clean inside and out it was stored for a year while I was deployed to Afghanistan it was during that year the throttle body was removed and wires around throttle body cut jaybird61 your help the first time got it started now I need to make it driveable and thanks again for the help
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Chevy Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
i rate you a 5
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Texting is fine
Chevy Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago

If the vehicle has not been run for over a year have you put fresh fuel in the car or added some octane booster? You may have clogged injectors if vehicle sat with a throttle body off of it.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I've been told it got started at lease 2 times a month to keep battery from going dead the last month b4 my return it's throttle body was removed
Chevy Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago

You should take a fuel sample and see if it smells bad. Just because they may have started it does not mean the fuel did not go bad. If it is driveable then take and fill up with fresh fuel.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
fresh fuel has been added 1/2 tank now check engine light keeps blinking on and off what does that mean in the past it came on but it just stayed on
Chevy Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago

A flashing check engine light is usually for a misfire and can be due to plugs, wires or even injector clogged.

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Chevy Mechanic: Jaybird61, ASE Certified Master Technician replied 7 months ago

If you have no other questions for me then please enter a 5 star rating so I get credit for assisting you and can then close out question for you. Thanks and Happy Holidays.

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