1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Q&A
1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Question: Stalling
You should still be able to access the engine computer of your 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with a scan tool or code reader. What you will need to do so would be a cigar lighter adapter which will connect directly to the battery, they should be available at most auto supply retailers. Common problems causing a stalling condition with your Ciera would be an internal distributor fault, faulty engine control module, or a sticking torque converter clutch solenoid. If you can give a little more description of your stalling condition I may be able to offer more help. Questions to answer would be: Does your Ciera stall when exiting the freeway after driving for 20 minutes or more, and what happens when you try and restart the engine? - Oakman
Same problem I had. I spent over $2000 on it before finding the cause. It was a bad multipurpose ground on the transaxle housing. Pull the air cleaner assembly off, dismantle the ground, clean it all up, and reattach it all. Be sure to disconnect the battery first. This ground is a pain to get to, and you have to use a backup wrench on the larger post hex in order to unscrew the pressure nut, or you'll rip off the connection eyelets. Ask me how I know... The ground post is located under the air cleaner, and under the crossover exhaust pipe. - Pontyhorse
Car Stalls when idling and when shifting into gear. Normally once I get the car going it doesn't stall.
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 ri...
Once restarted runs like nothing ever wrong, but will stalls sometime later again. Changed cran...
breaking while turning, or going downhill or when you break short/fast. It ALWAYS starts back up in under 60 seconds though. If gas tank is full it never stalls? This has been happening for approx ...