Problem Description and Possible Solution
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
Average mileage: 134,060 (21,000–240,000)
Engine affected: 3.8L V6
27 people reported this problem
While driving my 98 oldsmobile intrigue suddenly the engine talled/died, I could not control it, it was almost impossible to steer it to the side of the street and the breaks were not responding so well. The Service Engine Light came up just before, it felt like I ran out of gas, but it was almost full.. WTF????????
I had overheating issues last month..ended up changing hose, new water pump , new radiator and so on. Finally got problem fixed and 2days later. started having car stalling issues. It dies while on fwy or street very annoying and dangerous! And it takes a while before i can start the car up again ..i tried fuel injector cleaner and couple pf days ago tried sea foam motor treatment.. hope gets better soon
Car has a tendency to cough and sputter at low speeds. Sometimes pushing down on the gas pedal would relieve this issue but not always. Has died suddenly without warning while driving or stalled completely when I pull to a stop. Also it sometimes takes several minutes to get it restarted. I recently replaced the fuel filter as recommended by mechanic but problem persists....in fact it's gotten worse.