92 olds cutlass ciera stalls

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Old 06-05-05, 08:27 PM
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92 olds cutlass ciera stalls

I have a 1992 oldsmobile cutlass ciera that stalls (usually on hot days) when in park or when accelerating from a stop after a moderate drive. It does not overheat, but the temperature gauge shows a higher temperature than the car normally runs at. It also has to sit for about ten minutes before it will even start again. We have already replaced the main computer, ignition control module, and the center ignition coil. Any ideas? Someone told me it could be the mass air flow sensor.
 
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Did you pull codes before you replaced all those expensive parts? If so, what are they?
 
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I'm an idiot so forgive me when I ask this question. What do you mean by codes? Are you referring to hooking it up to the diagnostic machine? I had a mechanic do all the part replacing that was done, so I'm not sure what they did to come up with those remedies. I can certainly ask, since the mechanic is also my landlord.
 
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Don't ask for old codes. Better to ask him to pull codes again. They may have changed since work was done.
 
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I will do that tomorrow or wednesday. I think the guy charges like 20 or 25 dollars to do it. I'll get back to you.
 
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Let me guess you have a 3.8L engine. Sounds like you got a bad crank shaft sensor. Most of the time it will not produce a trouble code on pre 96 vehicles. Hope this helps. Good Luck. MIKE
 
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It's a 6 cyl. 3.3 liter....if that helps.
 
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I spoke to two mechanics who told me that it won't do any good to run diagnostics on it unless it will shut off while it is hooked up. The last one said that it won't give any trouble codes if it is running like it should. I don't have any way of knowing when it will shut off, so what else can I try?
 
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Pooh pooh. Pull codes.
 
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I took the car to have the codes pulled. Nothing came up. So now what do we think? I had another mechanic tell me again that it is the mass air flow sensor. Any ideas?
 
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Old 07-15-05, 02:38 PM
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A defective MAF should produce a code. You can test for a defective MAF with a VOM.

A dirty MAF will not produce a code, but at the same time, a dirty MAF will normally produce other symptoms, such as rough idle and misfire. When that happens, the misfires generally produce a code (misfire both banks) and are a clue to a dirty MAF.
 
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What's a VOM?
 
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VOM = Volt / Ohm / Meter
 
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