Engine Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow/Crankshift Position Sensor Failure on Oldsmobile 88

The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.

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Average mileage: 133,742 (65,000–208,700)
10 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999
32 people reported this problem
18 people shared problem details
1995 Oldsmobile 88100,000
Engine dies while in traffic. Must wait over 5 hours for restart. Replace crank position sensor, engine control computer, ignition control module, mass airflow sensor, fuel pump relay.........
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1999 Oldsmobile 88155,000
engine check lite comes on. Eng RPM SURGES AT idle. Occassionaly eng stalls Trouble shooting code 01/02
1997 Oldsmobile 88138,000
A few times lately, with no check engine lights coming on or any other warning, my 88 would stall, sometimes while traveling as fast as 50 mph. This means no power steering or power brakes, kiddos. Fortunately, I was able to restart by shifting into neutral, but its not very fun or safe!!! However, changing the MAF sensor has seemed to fix the problem, and it wasn't really that difficult.
1998 Oldsmobile 8892,000
3.8 mtr. Started six months ago. Engine would shut off while driving. Wait a few minutes and it could be restarted. The situation is random and there was no pattern. Most times it would go 2-3 weeks without a problem or longer. Replaced TPS and cleaned MAF sensor no change. Now the problem comes up as soon as the engine warms up. Idle starts to stumble and gets rougher and rougher until the engine shuts down. After that it will not restart until engine is stone cold. It was a great driving vehicle, handles very nice but it may be destined for the scrap heap as I cannot seem to identify the problem. At one point it started up cold and ran for 30 minutes. I shut it off and restarted several times. I dropped the throttle hard on it a couple times,shut it off went to restart it and it would not start.
1996 Oldsmobile 88153,000
car stalls out 2-3 times a month will driving, i have to shift into nuetral to continue driving. having this problem for 7 months. Finally it has shut down on me,wont start. Fires up for 3 seconds,and stalls out. Changed the MAF sensor, still doing the same thing. will change the crankshift position sensor next
1999 Oldsmobile 88170,000
engine stalls no warning,but if air is on wont stall.will replace mass air flow & crankshift position sensor
1992 Oldsmobile 88121,000
car stalls usually under deceleration and braking. sometimes it takes 2 to 10 minutes for it to restart. much worse in hot weather
1993 Oldsmobile 8887,000
stalls,dies,
car stalls out and fuel pump makes a funny nosie when diein
Intermittent engine killing while driving along, and sometimes rpms will rev up for a few seconds while sitting at a red light. I cleaned the mass air flow sensor with the spray specifically for that. I got at Autozone.
1999 Oldsmobile 8865,000
wouldn't start when hot. check engine light never came on.
1997 Oldsmobile 88147,000
Idle position sensor. How do you install it
1999 Oldsmobile 88200,153
After filling the gas tank, my engine light came on and my car started to stall while driving it.
1994 Oldsmobile 88100,000
Engine stalls when I let up on accelerator after the engine has heated up.
1994 Oldsmobile 8898,000
Stalls when going low speeds. Able to start right back up after parking. Doesn't happen all the time but sometimes will happen 2 times in the same day.
1998 Oldsmobile 88198,000
stops at low idel
we have replaced the maf sensor 3 times in the passed 75000 miles looks like every 14 months.what going on with this
1991 Oldsmobile 88118,254
it stalls. i pluged it into a computer and thats what it told me
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