1997 Buick LeSabre ignition cuts out


Old 12-13-08, 03:53 PM
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1997 Buick LeSabre ignition cuts out

1997 Buick Lesabre 3.8L engine- problem: engine cuts out sporadicaly-more frequent in stop go traffic and when engine warms up.
There are times when I had to switch from drive to neutral, restart, keep my left foot on brake while I depress the accelator pedal all in one motion. very difficult. When engine is cold and I use my remote start, it idles great. If I turn engine off and restart later w/o cooling off, engine CHUGS and shuts off.

Hope someone can help Thanks.

Last edited by danrb; 12-13-08 at 03:55 PM. Reason: left out9 in year 1997
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Old 12-13-08, 04:17 PM
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I had an Oldsmobile that was doing the exact same thing and the problem was the 2nd gear switch in the transmission. Wasn't very expensive to repair. A scanner should pick up the code if this is the problem.

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