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Old May 13th, 07, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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1994 P.o.s.

Alright seeing as how I didn't see any particular person mention this.

I have a 1994 Camaro thats been in my family since the day it rolled off the assembly line my mom was the first owner and I am the second.
justbrad seemed to have a similar problem but it was different in that my car will start, it will drive around, but after about an hour give or take when it gets to a decent running temp, about halfway up the temp gauge, my car will die. It will crank all day long but it will not start up again unless it has had a chance to sit with the hood up for about a half hour.
Now for what I've done.
I replaced both O2 sensors, I've replaced the catalytic converter. After reading the majority of his post about his 1994 camaro I'm almost terrified of taking a guess as to what it is, any takers?
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Old May 13th, 07, 04:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 1994 P.o.s.

After it dies you need to check to see if you are getting fuel and spark. If you aren't getting one or the other or even both it would help in suggesting a course of action.
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Old May 13th, 07, 06:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 1994 P.o.s.

other than its a POS .. is it the V6 or the Z28 ?

I had a similar problem with my 97 SS . Turned out it was the Opti - Spark . But I think .. " dont quote me " I think thats only on the Z models.

check for spark . Grab a Screw Driver and unplug one of the plug wires .. stick the screw driver in there .. Make sure you have a screw driver with a PLASTIC handle and hold the shaft of the screw driver near something metal and have someone turn the key to crank it .. if it arc's .. then you have SPARK .. and you can Eliminate that . hope any of this helps you .

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Old May 16th, 07, 10:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Re: 1994 P.o.s.

I had a similar problem with my Z....Check the MAF sensor...thats what made mine F*ck up..
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Old May 16th, 07, 11:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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The "OptiSpark" units on these engines are notorious for producing the issues you are having. I've replaced a few on engines I've owned.
As stated a few posts back, when the engine quits immediately check the spark at one of the plugs to see if it is there or very weak. If so have the base unit checked or replaced, the 'cap/plug' assembly inspected or replaced and inspect or replace the rotor and your problems will probably go away ...
You should also 'ohm' all the plug wires to be sure they are in the correct range. Replace any that aren't.
BTW - aftermarket performance units are available from MSD and others.
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Old May 18th, 07, 08:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 1994 P.o.s.

I had the same problem on my 1994 Z/28. When the car was cold, it would fire up with no problems. As soon as it was warm, it would die and I could not start it again until it was dead cold again. Like you, the engine would roll over but not fire. The culprit? Ignition module at the bottom of the steering column. Don't ask me why but they go all the time.
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