Mechanics

ROUGH ENGINE DURING ACCELERATION

2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette

Engine Performance problem
2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 240000 miles

Folks;

My engine has developed a rough choking spitting performance during acceleration. Gas mileage is fine (about 21 mpg avg.). Idle is fine, and cruising is fine (highway and city). The problem developed first at 40-50 mph when the over-drive gear kicked in, and now it is pretty much every gear and speed during acceleration.

History
- 240,000 miles (60,000 since this " salvage" engine)
- rebuilt transmission (12K mis, 10 months ago)
- Just got the head gasket replace (leaking but not over heating).
- Good vehicle, want to keep it running.

Thanks and be well
Steve
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Oldolds
April 9, 2009.



Do you have a check engine light?

Engine hesitating could be caused by the following: Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this).
Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include: Dirty or worn spark plugs
Bad plug wires
Weak ignition coil
Wet plug wires

Rasmataz
Apr 9, 2009.
Yes - the check engine light comes on and blinks, then goes off (eventually).

I had the Goodyear shop diagnose it (I've had good service in the passed). They had previously replaced the head gasket (no issue with that), but right after that, this rough engine problem developed. They said I needed to replace the catalytic converter ($900)?! I am not convinced this could be the problem.

In the passed I have had a similar issue, but the Mass Fuel Sensor was the problem - now that you mensioned it I remember.

Your thoughts?

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Thanks and be well.
Steve

Tiny
Oldolds
Apr 9, 2009.
Yes - the check engine light comes on and blinks, then goes off (eventually).

Get the computer scanned for OBD2 code/s and if any comeback with it

Also follow up on the things I've mentioned earlier

Rasmataz
Apr 9, 2009.
My van is doing the exact same thing just started Aug. 4, 2009. What did you do to fix your problem? If you don't mind me asking. Thanks for your help.

Tiny
Donaldkimberlyr
Aug 28, 2009.
My van is doing the exact same thing! I have taken it to several places and have had the catalitic converter replaced, the intake manifold, plugs, wires, pvc, no one can figure out the problem because it doesn't always do it. I drive 30 miles to work one way and I need a dependable vehicle. Have you found out what the problem is yet?

Tiny
Chrisintampa1
Nov 1, 2009.
Yes, we changed all my spark plugs it all stopped and now it runs nice and smooth.

Tiny
Donaldkimberlyr
Nov 1, 2009.