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Old 08-17-2018, 08:16 PM   #1
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Unhappy 94 chevy stepside it starts stays on but shuts off when in gear

Hello everyone im new here and was looking forward into getting some help on this well this issue just started this week i have a 94 chevy cheyenne 1500 stepside thats been running fine until all of a sudden when u turn the key itll start righr up and wont stall/die but then when turning it into gear reverse or first gear itll drive when it wants to but then after a few min or so it will all of a sudden just sie on me bit it would still start up just fine i just changed the distributor cap and rotor which they garbage looking including with the spark plugs and the wire but still having the same issue is there something more into this problem i needs to look into more i just dont want keep putting my money into where its not needed any help or idea's ?
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Old 08-18-2018, 08:43 AM   #2
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Re: 94 chevy stepside it starts stays on but shuts off when in gear

Not sure about this. Only thing popping into my mind at the moment is a vacuum leak.
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Old 08-18-2018, 01:35 PM   #3
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Re: 94 chevy stepside it starts stays on but shuts off when in gear

Can this be it sence you mention it when i do start the truck on it does tend to smell alot like gas ordor but the smell only come from the rear end and not inside the wngine compartment
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Old 08-23-2018, 10:58 AM   #4
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Re: 94 chevy stepside it starts stays on but shuts off when in gear

Torque converter locking when it shouldn't?
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:18 PM   #5
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Re: 94 chevy stepside it starts stays on but shuts off when in gear

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Torque converter locking when it shouldn't?
So the torque converter well also make the truck turn off even while the truck is on and on gear and driving in the road never heard this one before
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Old 08-23-2018, 01:52 PM   #6
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Re: 94 chevy stepside it starts stays on but shuts off when in gear

Sorry I thought you meant when you dropped it in gear at idle.
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