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AutoMD ... 6/16/2014

1992 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite 6 Cyl 3.80L


Why do my car stall sometimes?

It cut of the other day. Called for a jump. By the time I could jump it I just checked to see if it would turn and it started. One mechanic said it's the Spark Control Module. One said Mass Airflow Sensor, and I think it's the starter gone bad. Could you help me please help me. The first time this happened bout three years back I've had spent money to have a fuel pump installed. Not the problem. Crankshaft Sensor, worked perfect. Now its doing the same. Check engine light comes on, but won't stay on long enough to make it not even a half of mile to the shop. I refuse to pay another $300 -$400 PLEASE HELP ME!

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GT500Knights 6/16/2014

It's possible your problem is due to the ignition control module. sometimes those can get too hot and not function properly. has it ever been replaced? either way, i would pull it off, and place down some silicone grease where it mounts to the distributor, it needs a means of heat transfer.

doesn't seem like this would be a maf issue. don't rule it out though.

I would test out the ECT, if it is sending the incorrect readings on temp back to the ecm, then the ecm will not know the precise amount to set injector pulse width too.

pull the codes before doing anything else


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