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94 G20 - Won't idle without foot on gas pedal. Hook latch broken.


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Old  October 19th, 2009, 7:45 PM
94 G20 - Won't idle without foot on gas pedal. Hook latch broken.

Alrighty.. 1994 Chevy G20 Cargo...

PROBLEM: Van will not run unless your foot is on the gas pedal..

The van will idle sporadically, however at a VERY low RPM.. and will stall eventually. Everytime.

I assumed it was just needing to be warmed up.. not the case. This is no matter the temperature. The only difference temp made was sometimes I had to put the pedal on the floor to restart it when it was hot.

Runs just fine as long as you never let off of the gas pedal. Even at 55 mph, if you take your foot off.. prepare to panic as you try to get it started while you lack power steering or braking.

I assumed that perhaps the idle needed to be adjusted, however.. I can't get the hood open to begin with. Black **** is just that, a ****, it does nothing.

I can't even tell you what type of engine I've got in it. I can tell you, however, that the odometer is at 394,000.

This van was owned by the city of Hooks TX, until the previous owner purchased it.

Any ideas? Or tips on opening up the hood? I'm going to assume this is a carb'ed motor with the way it acts

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Old  October 19th, 2009, 8:20 PM
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It is not carbureted. Not much you can do without getting the hood open.

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Old  October 19th, 2009, 9:47 PM
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It is not carbureted. Not much you can do without getting the hood open.
Oh wow. Thanks for the info on the first part -- on the second, I knew that much :P Any chance of being able to use a flathead to open the mechanism? I'm probably not that lucky.

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Old  June 24th, 2010, 10:15 AM
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ruff idle

does it have a TBI, which means you have a cap & rotor check the inside of the cap i bet its torn up a little, when my 93 G30 454 does that it has a bad cap & rotor. only 1/2 of the plugs are getting a spark

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Old  June 24th, 2010, 6:49 PM
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Original post is very old

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Old  June 24th, 2010, 7:27 PM
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wow need to check dates before i open my typing

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Old  June 24th, 2010, 7:29 PM
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how long do they keep them? I wa just going thru and answering G20 & 30 questions


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