87 L98 stalls when backing up a steep driveway - CorvetteForum - Chevrolet Corvette Forum Discussion

Notices
C4 Tech/Performance L98 Corvette and LT1 Corvette Technical Info, Internal Engine, External Engine

87 L98 stalls when backing up a steep driveway

Reply

 
 
 
Old 09-15-2007, 08:58 PM
  #1  
87vette
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
87vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 1999
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL
Posts: 4,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 87 L98 stalls when backing up a steep driveway

Since I moved to Georgia from NY.. we now live in a house with a steep driveway that has a downward slope. Since I lowered the car I can only go forward into the driveway down the slope. Now when I back up.. I notice the car doesn't like backing up the slope. It keeps wanting to stall and die if I go up slowly. I have to give it serious gas to prevent it from doing that. Is there a reason it is doing this?
87vette is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 09:00 PM
  #2  
tequilaboy
CF Senior Member
 
tequilaboy's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2003
Location: Lakeville MI
Posts: 2,276
Thanks: 0
Thanked 15 Times in 15 Posts
Default

Fuel starvation?
tequilaboy is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2007, 09:14 PM
  #3  
87vette
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
87vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 1999
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL
Posts: 4,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I thought that too but it had plenty of gas.
87vette is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 01:33 AM
  #4  
vinnies87
CF Senior Member
 
vinnies87's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2003
Location: Magnolia Mississippi
Posts: 9,884
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
St. Jude '03-'04-'05-'06-'07
Default

could be a small pressure leak, or low end power fuel pump...or the position of the fuel sock in the tank
vinnies87 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 10:59 AM
  #5  
Demonic85
CF Senior Member
 
Demonic85's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Location: sw Ohio
Posts: 24,466
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Manual or Auto?
Demonic85 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2007, 11:00 AM
  #6  
87vette
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
87vette's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 1999
Location: Fort Lauderdale FL
Posts: 4,931
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by 4Ever21 View Post
Manual or Auto?
auto
87vette is offline  
Reply With Quote
 
 
 


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: 87 L98 stalls when backing up a steep driveway


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: