20 Most Recent 1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Questions & Answers

Will it keep running if starter fluid is sprayed into a vac hose when it's started? If not it's a spark problem.
If it does keep running then it is lacking fuel.
Remember,the fuel pump runs off power from the oil pressure switch once you use up the fuel from the "prime cycle" when you first turn the key on.

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 21, 2018

No.. if there was a leak big enough to lose all pressure you would see fuel running on the ground. There is supposed to be no air in the system.. so air would not come out of the valve.. just gas. Next check to see of the fuel pump is running. Possible that it is not. When you turn on the key the pump should run for about 2 seconds to charge the system. Than when the engine starts the pump will commence running.. This is controlled bu the fuel pump relay. Which is controlled by the computer. You should be able to hear it run.. you may have to remove the gas cap and listen at the gas fill point.You can jump the relay to check if the relay is bad.. They are pretty cheap.The fuel pump is in the gas tank.. hard to get at if it needs replacing. You have to drop the tank. If you do this remove all the fuel you can from the tank. This series of GM cars did have fuel pump problems. (REMOVE THE BATTERY CABLE IF YOU TRY TO REPLACE THE PUMP)
Next remove the Fuel filter (its under the car) blow through it to see if its clogged. Replace it weather it is clogged or not. If it is clogged it could kill the fuel pump because it would make it work too hard. If It is clogged and you replace it.. car might start.
If not its probably the fuel pump, They can run and still not pump fuel if they are bad.


1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Sep 18, 2017

check the main crank pulley, make sure that it does not move independently from the crank shaft, you should not be able to move it easily
check the bolt SHOULD BE TIGHT

also if it is soaked with oil, the rubber may be bad therefore pulley will not fuction properly.

this is where the engine timing takes place

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 20, 2016

turn key to run without turning to the start position. the dash warning lights come on the computer boots up and extinguishes the check engine light. if computer won't boot up then you have to put you obd 1 in and check for codes

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jun 22, 2015

1987 Chevrolet Celebrity Serpentine Belt Routing and Timing Belt Diagrams

I had to replace the belt on a 1988 Buick Century (similar to the Celebrity, but with a four-cylinder engine). I found that the only tool that could reach the belt tensioner in the limited space was a socket on a breaker bar; there wasn't room for a ratchet, and I couldn't get the correct angle for a wrench. There may be more room at the end of a V-6 The tensioner bolt is one of the larger metric sizes.

Clean all of the pulleys before installing the belt. Verify that the belt tensioner, water pump and alternator bearings are good - no rough spots or slop, and make sure the tensioner spring is good - the tensioner should require some force on the tensioner bolt head to move it, but it should not grind, hang, or have out-of-plane movement (perpendicular to the pulley rotation).

If everything looks good, you can install the belt. The grooved side is on the inside around the grooved pulleys, and the smooth side is on the inside around the smooth pulleys. Make sure the belt is correctly seated on the grooved pulleys. Save the tensioner pulley for last - use your tool to pull the tensioner in against the spring, and slip the belt on over the tensioner pulley. {CAUTION: do not let your fingers get between the belt and the tensioner pulley. If your tool slips at this point, you'd be in a world of hurt.} Take one more look to make sure the belt is centered on all of the pulleys, then slowly release the tool to apply tension to the belt.

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

buy a repair manual for 1987 chevy celebrity. Pepboys, Oreilly, etc.

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Feb 17, 2015

Both four way and directional flasher are usually on the fuse block. Sometimes the directional flasher is separate and up under the edge of the dash. To locate the 4way, turn it on and find the item thats clicking. The directional flasher looks identical but won't be clicking.

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 03, 2015

look in book that came with the car. if not there, then google the net, there is a you-tube video on how to do it. lol.

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jul 22, 2014

Could be battery is weak.Or alternater not producing correct or full ohms to recharge battery.

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Jan 06, 2014

front/rear? Wheel cylinder clip tool?

1987 Chevrolet... | Answered on Nov 20, 2013

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