1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Q&A
1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Question: Car stalls while driving
The past 2 days my car will stall while driving about 10-12 miles. Yesterday it would only go a mile or so before it stalled out. Usually after aminute or so (few minutes sometimes) it will fire right back up...a little rough. Today we replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter and the O2 sensor. BF took it around the block and again it died. What else could this be? He is cleaning all the sensors and checking for anything loose. he did find a plug that is red that says 14ped on it that is not connected to anything and cant seem to find a connection for it. He is unsure if its always been like that or not. He also noticed that some of the sensor wires were routed odd. Touching parts of the engine etc. Possibly causing them to get too hot? This is all so frustrating cuz everything seems to be good. When we do drive it, the car drives great until it stalls out. Any ideas? - JenH
I would look at the Crank Sensor ASAP. These can cause your symptoms. Have you retrieved the codes yet, they can be helpful. How old are your plugs, wires etc. ? - dandd
could be a clogged catalytic convertor, it's tricky because usually replacing the coil will fix the problem temporarily, but the ignition coil will eventually fail again. Have your local discount muffler shop weld a new universal catalytic converter on before trying to replace the coil. The stalling is caused by the engine sucking for clean air because the back pressure from the exhaust will sttall the engine. - Visitor
I have the same car doing the same thing. Got engine test it says its the camshaft sensor but i cant find out how to replace it with out an expensive mechanic - kristylacy
Hey man, I had the same problems with my plymouth, bought, fuel pump, throttle body, vapor lock, still kept jerking me and shutting off, i would put it in neutral to rev eng. so it wouldn't shut off, eventually though even that didn't work, that wirre, could have been from an old alarm system that is no longer installed but causing a short> happened to my last car, worth a thought anyway, Sounds like a relay, spark plug, fuel filter, When is the last time U checked Tranny fluid? Also, the wheather Humidity, affects those sensors, so it could drive fine one day and not or very little the next, hate to hear you reliving my nightmare, Hope i helped at all in some way? Late! Mark Ps: something as simple as blown fuse could be your problem. good luck! - Visitor
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