Oldsmobile Q&A

Ask Your Question

1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Question: Why would my car be chugging and dying only in drive, not in any other gear?

 

Question

Nick Dismore, 3.3L V6, Racine, WI, August 13, 2012, 07:58
 Rookie

I can drive in reverse or put it in neutral, but as soon as i put it in drive or 1st or 2nd gear, the car will chug after about 1200 rpm, also, if i stop, then go again the car will chug and die.
Also i hooked it up to a device it was talking about, drive-code 26

1 Answer
Flag This
  • Answer #1

    Chevy Power August 13, 2012, 10:24
     Journeyman

    Code 26 refers to a quad driver. I won't bore you with the specifics, but unless you are very experienced with wiring and computers I don't recommend that you attempt to fix this on your own. I would recommend you to have it properly diagnosed at a repair shop.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Nick Dismore, August 13, 2012, 10:56
     Rookie

    So would you say that it would require a new computer?

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Chevy Power, August 13, 2012, 13:53
     Journeyman

    It is possible, but a bad power or ground, corroded wire or connection could also be the cause.

    Flag This
  • Reply

    Nick Dismore, August 13, 2012, 14:02
     Rookie

    Alright, but would this fault be the cause of my car chugging and dying?

    Reply
    Flag This