Tahoe Died on Highway

Discussion in 'Engine & Drivetrain' started by 99TahoeOwner, Oct 2, 2019.

  1. 99TahoeOwner

    99TahoeOwner TYF Newbie

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    It was definitely like a switch--sudden, nothing gradual about it. With it just sitting for all those years, I'm not surprised that there is more than one problem. I'll take a look at the distributor. I'm assuming that it wouldn't be a bad idea to change out the plugs, wires, and distributor anyway since they're all 20 years old.
     
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    I would change filters, fluids, plugs, wires, cap, rotor, inspect the pickup coil wiring while in under the cap, inspect any wires that lead to the distributor....etc.

    I would definitely change the brake fluid, coolant, diff fluids, power steering fluid.....all fluids.
     
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    Another possibility with that “light switch” like issue is the crank sensor
     
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    Mine has done this to me several times. So fast that I almost didn't know it died except I have the radio connected to my phone and the music stopped. Then 2 days ago, it died dead, black, nothing on. It appears it was the battery cable at the terminal, just old and corroded. I trimmed about 3/4" off the cable, and installed a new terminal and think my issue is solved.

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