Car Questions
RepairPal is your advocate for car care advice and guidance

What is causing stalling,sputttering choking a no start lack of power and leaking oil

(1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass)
in East Peoria, IL on March 09, 2011
For they last 3 months all of these problems have started to get worse. the occurrence has become an everyday problem especially when it rains that's when it seems to not want to stay running. diagnostic code seem to be random first code to come up was bank 1 o2 sensor p0172 another code p0453 fuel tank pressure sensor condition/check hoses and fitting then p1441 evap system/failed canister purge solenoid. i have replaced the fuel pressure regulator already. but could it be the EGR valve being stuck? the lower intake gaskets were replace almost a year ago and a couple of months ago the oil leak was noticeable. i have erratic idling while driving and battery light flickers and sometimes car dies. i seem to have problems going up hills also
Displaying 1 answer & 1 comment
Popular Answer
on March 11, 2011
check your coil if it has a crack anywhere in it it will ground out the second anything wet hits it which will cause your engine to stop at that moment, another option is your ignition module its located under the cap and rotor but it helps the spark and will cause your car to misfire and sputter act like theres no power unfortunately theres so sensor to tell you if either of those two are bad i just went through this in my car...good luck.
Sign in to reply
on March 11, 2011
Thanks now i have a fresh idea on where to go from. I figured i was just going to have to do a complete fuel system overhaul. would either of those things cause engine surges and extreme erractic idling when there is a problem with the coil or ignition module. cuz i can only go 13 mph and once it hit 20 it start surging and then dies. not a fun experience while in traffic. it took me 20 minutes to get car home and only 5 blocks from my house.
Get a repair estimate
RepairPal estimates are guaranteed at over 2,000 quality certified locations nationwide.
Or interested in getting a repair? Find a Shop

Similar Questions

View answers to similar questions from RepairPal's community of auto experts and enthusiasts.
Put in new battery car was sitting for 6 months. will crank but not turn over.
The horn is going off when every pressure is applied to the top or bottom of the steering wheel rim. removed the air...
Didn't find what you were looking for?