Idle Problem 97 Chevy K1500

Reply

  #1  
Old 02-03-02, 11:50 PM
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Question Idle Problem 97 Chevy K1500

Just purchased a 97 Chevy K1500 pick-up. Overall is in great shape with 41000 miles. Has two problems though. One, it has a 5 speed manual trans and I notice when I shift gears the engine does not idle down right away. I can depress the clutch and if the engine was operating at, say, 1400 rpm's it stays there for 6 or 7 seconds before dropping to about 800 at idle. Even with the clutch engaged and traveling at speed (any speed) I can take my foot off the accelerator and it stays at speed for some time, almost like it is on cruise control. Any ideas?
Also, there is a fairly high pitched whine coming from the gas tank. I believe it to be the in-tank fuel pump. Though I'm a fair do it yourself mechanic would like some guidance whether this is a fairly straight forward remove/replace or if this best left to the dealer/experienced shop to do (hate to spend the $500 the local Chevy dealer wants).
Any advice/guidance would be appreciated.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 02-04-02, 03:42 AM
Joe_F
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Engine size?

Racing like that is usually indicative of a dirty or bad idle air control valve.

Get a repair manual for your truck before attempting to repair it to guide you through the diagnostics.
 
  #3  
Old 02-04-02, 06:08 AM
redneck
Visiting Guest
Posts: n/a
Not sure about the "racing" mine is an auto--but the whinning from the tank is normal for that truck!
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes