1993 Olds die out at stop lights


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Old 08-07-06, 10:28 AM
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Question 1993 Olds die out at stop lights

Occasionally my 93 olds, 6 cylinder will die out at stop signs. It will restart but, when I put it in gear it will jump forward and die out. After it sets for about 20-30 minutes it will not die out when I shift it into gear.
What causes this and how can it be fixed?
 
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Old 08-07-06, 10:36 AM
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believe someone already answered your question on your last post about the dying problem it is usually the torque convertor clutch staying engaged due to a sticking solenoid in the transmission suggest you see a transmission shop it usually doesnt require a new torque convertor or a new transmission and can be repaired on the car some shops may even just disconnect it and suggest you drive it with it disconnected depending on what transmission your model has.
 
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Old 08-07-06, 12:44 PM
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Bejay is correct. If this is a three speed automatic (3T40 or 125 both the same) then the torque converter clutch (T.C.C.) solenoid is the problem. You can confirm this by disconnecting the solenoid and roadtesting this vehicle. If you stand in front of the vehicle the transmission will be on your right (drivers side). Looking straight down at the side of the transmission housing there will be a small square (round if it is a quad 4) connector with maybe 3 wires coming out of it. This is a snap lock type connector and on the underside of the connector there is a lock, CAREFULLY pull on the lock away from the connector and unplug it. Roadtest to confirm. If the problem goes away after getting the vehicle HOT you will have your answer and a new solenoid needs to be installed. I would ball park the cost of this repair to be around $350.00.

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Old 08-08-06, 04:47 PM
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1993 olds dies out at stop sign

I probably should have mentioned it is an automatic.
Someone suggest it could be the air flow sensor needs cleaning.

Any other suggestions?
 
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wouldnt be replacing a bunch of parts the car doesnt probably need suggest you see a shop for a diagnossis, dont be to surprised if they tell you the same thing as mentioned above.
 
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I would try to disconnect the lock-up connector first since it cost nothing to try. I used to fix alot of these during the summer months. I always tried to disconnect them first so my customers could see if it worked first.

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93 olds

Where is the lock up connector located and how can it be disconnected?
 
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Old 08-09-06, 01:29 PM
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93 olds

While I'm here...........I would like to know if it is possible to just clean the air flow sensor and not replace it? If it can be cleaned what would I clean it with?
 
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if it has a maf that is held on to the throttle body with 3 screws you can clean it by removing the sensor and just spraying the two heated wires off with carb cleaner.
 
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I would actually suggest an electrical parts cleaner spray as some carb cleaners can leave a residue...
 
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Old 08-10-06, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by helpmedoitself
Where is the lock up connector located and how can it be disconnected?
See my first post under this thread.

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