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1999 Buick Park Avenue Question: engine surges after engine warms up jerky very sporadic

 

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dodgeboy99, 3.8L V6, Thiensville, WI, July 17, 2013, 20:34
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engine shuts off at stop signs or when waiting to turn. Have been told might be a hose vacuum leak?

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    crgilbert July 18, 2013, 20:47
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    Sounds like a Mass air flow sensor problem. Try tapping on the sensor located in the top of your throttle body with a screw driver handle and see if the engine starts quacking out.

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    dodgeboy99, July 19, 2013, 05:45
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    would there be any codes in the computer referencing mas air flow sensor. The codes I'm getting are for torque converter in the transmission and no engine light either. Would love to try to replace maf sensor
    but don't want to waste the money. But would rather spend 200.00 than 2 thousand.

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    crgilbert, July 19, 2013, 17:58
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    More times than not a vacuum leak will increase your rpm's. Not always will the maf trigger a light. I have had many instances of a problem maf with no cel. If your torque convertor stays locked up, a stall will occur, the same as not pushing in a clutch with a manual trans. If you decide to put a maf in, spend the xtra bucks and get a new rather than reman. I have had a lot of bad luck with remans.

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    dodgeboy99, July 20, 2013, 10:01
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    Tapped the maf with screw handle no change in the engine what so ever i'am assuming that's what quacking out means. please let me know what u think about that situation. Is no change better or worse than a change in the engine noise? Thanks. Waiting for your answer.

    CRGIBERT mass air flow sensor fixed my problem thank you very much appreciate your help immensely.

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