1990 Oldsmobile 88 Q&A
1990 Oldsmobile 88 Question: stalling
The idle speed may be too low to allow the engine to idle. This can be caused by several things. You have to make sure the throttle settings are correct, the throttle body is clean, and if it has an idle valve, it is clean and functioning properly. If the vehicle has an idle switch or a throttle position sensor, it must be working properly as well. If all that is ok then you check for vacuum leaks, ignition problems, or fuel supply problems. A plugged exhaust could do it, but it sounds like you addressed that. Good Luck, let us know what you find out. - Bret Bodas
As Bret said, anyone of the things he mentioned, but these cars are notorious for bad crank sensors. Also fuel pressure is critical. Let us know. - ProChevy
Your car could be running too rich. The idle might be set too high. Do you find yourself easing into acceleration to prevent stalling? - eighty eight
...ine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.
its like it is getting too much gas and floods,it sputtters and stalls.have to wait several minutes for it to start up again,but if i give it gas it takes longer,i think it is a problem with the in...
The fuel pump can fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians highly recommend to replace your fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
3.6L car runs perfect 99% of the time. During warm weather it just shuts off usually within 5 m...