Mechanics

DELTA 88 STALLS WHEN COLD

1988 Oldsmobile Other

I have a 1988 Olds Delta 88 with a 3800 V-6, and 107,000 miles. The car runs fine when it is warmed up, but when it is cold it stalls. I have to keep my foot on the gas to keep it from staling. If I do get it to move it acts very sluggish, like there is a miss. I was told it was the mass air flow sensor, but I replaced it and it still does it. I have changed the spark plugs. A mechanic did tell me that there was low compression on #6 cylinder. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Chadf
October 19, 2007.



Low compression on one cylinder can make it stall cold. Have a comp test done on the whole engine to see if there are any other low ones. Cant tune up an engine that isnt mechanically sound

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Jack42
Oct 19, 2007.