Results 1 to 3 of 3

engine start problem

This is a discussion on engine start problem within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; my car is a 1998 trans am w/278000 miles. it starts every time except when i don't turn the key ...

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    fort myers,fl
    Age
    71
    Posts
    94

    black
    1998 trans am convertible

    Smile engine start problem

    my car is a 1998 trans am w/278000 miles. it starts every time except when i don't turn the key all the way. sometimes this happens because of partial numbness in my fingers and my hand slips. when this happens and i try to restart the engine sputters and stalls. i have waited as much as a hour but it still doesn't start. if i wait a day it starts no problem. any help would be appreciated.

  2. #2
    Spaz is My Mentor SMWS6TA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Ugy Lower Corner of AL
    Posts
    11,661

    Navy Blue Metallic
    98 T/A w/ mods, 00 FBVert

    engine start problem

    Possible VATS issues. meaning the key tumbler contacts with the key may be failing or dirty.

    security light on?
    http://www.ls1.com/forums/f7/my-6-liter-build-174257/

    http://www.ls1.com/forums/f8/my-8-8-rear-build-165553/

    6.0L Block - Forged 403 built, breaking it in , Polluter Stg3 Cam, FAST 102mm Intake, NW102 TB, MSD wires, NGK TR6 plugs, Truck Coil Packs, LS3 Fuel Injectors, CC Pacesetter LT Headers, TS&P ORY, QTP e-Cutout, Magnaflow Muffler, 104mm Air Lid & Line Lock, Catch Can, Stage 2 T56 w/Viper shaft, PRO 5.0 Shifter, Tick MC, SPEC Stg3+ Clutch, QT SFI BH, MWC DSL, UMI: Sway Bars, SFC, PHB, LCA's, LCA Relocation Brackets & TA, Belstein Shocks, Hotchkis Springs (1" Drop), YR1 Snowflake Wheels wrapped in NT555 tires & Custom Fab Ford 8.8 rear w/4.10 Yukon Gears, WSQ Hood, 3"CM Strange Eng Drive Shaft.

    00 FB Vert - Stock

    Horsepower never lies, but is often lied about!

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    fort myers,fl
    Age
    71
    Posts
    94

    black
    1998 trans am convertible

    thanks for your response no security lights come or stay on. how can i clean tumblers if its possible

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Start up Problem
    By LIGHTNINGMCQUEEN in forum General Help
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 04-05-2008, 08:43 PM
  2. Fuel Problem or Severe Engine Problem
    By pet_monk in forum General Help
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 02-18-2008, 07:51 AM
  3. No start problem
    By tds1213 in forum General Help
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 11-20-2007, 04:30 PM
  4. Cold Start/Warm Start Problem
    By I'mLS1John in forum General Help
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 02-23-2007, 07:11 PM
  5. Cold Start/Warm Start Problem
    By I'mLS1John in forum New Member Introductions
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-22-2007, 05:26 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •