All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]

Ask A Question Reply   
Author Message

contributions: 1
V6 stalls while driving. Will start right up and drives ok. Happens now and again sometimes week or more before it happens again. could it be fuel filter?

Share on FacebookShare on DiggShare on DeliciousShare on TechnoratiShare on TumblrShare on Google+
Reply with quote  
* Search   
User avatar

contributions: 2056
Images: 37
Location: Oregon
intermittent problems are the worst things for shops to figure out. Most of the time it's because when you take it in to have it checked out everything is working fine. So, that what shows up. Everything is fine. Unless you can get it to act up while the mechanic is looking at it, it may be difficult to see what is causing the problem. If you make the mechanic/technician choose a fix it may be based on the information that was given to the tech at the time but it will just be a guess. It may be an educated guess based on experience and knowledge but it is still just a guess based on symptoms and info. No direct evidence.

If they can get the car to act up while scanning the data stream they could get a much better idea on what the engine is reacting to.

You should check yo see if any codes are in memory. Crank sensor could turn the engine off like someone shut off the key while you were driving. Fuel pump would lose power then die. Fuel filter usually has a lack of power when you are gassing it but will come back when you let off the gas. Throttle body coking and dirty idle aid control could cause it to die when you come to a stop. Torque converter getting stuck in the locked position could cause the car to stall at a stop. There are all sorts of things that can cause the engine to stall.

Installing a new fuel filter won't hurt anything and it's an easy place to start. But stop there and don't throw any more parts at it until you can find some evidence of a bad part before you spend a lot of money guessing.

Reply with quote  
Mine would do the same thing..I replaced the more problem

Reply with quote  
Ask A Question Reply   

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Most Recent 
New Articles View the first 1998 Oldsmobile 88 stahled out and now won't turn over

in Oldsmobile




Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:44 am

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva electrical problems

in Oldsmobile




Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:46 am

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first 1998 Buick lesabre tranny problem help

in Buick




Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:31 pm

carriedi View the latest

New Articles View the first 1998 88 olds won't start makes clack sound

in Oldsmobile




Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:48 pm

TerryAuto View the latest

New Articles View the first Attachment(s) 1998 Olds Intrigue, disconnected coolant sensor/dangerous?

in Oldsmobile




Tue May 12, 2015 12:25 pm

jly View the latest

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]

Search for:
Jump to:  
Contact Us