I’m getting extremely frustrated with my 1987 Chevy Celebrity V6!
Here’s the issue… The car starts as it should and idles normal. After letting the car warm up for about 10-15 minutes and then taking it for a drive at about no more than 40 mph the problems start.
When giving the car gas after driving about 3 or 4 minutes it gets sluggish when giving it gas like it wants to stop on me. After cautiously continuing to drive for about another minute or so things really get bad. At this point when slowing down to approach an intersection or stopping at a red light the car stalls on me.
This is like the 7th time this has happened to me and it’s recurring so I’m refraining from driving it at this point. If I try to start it back over it will turnover but almost instantly die back out. After letting the car cool for about 3-5 hours I can start it back up to get it back up the street to my house while still experiencing the same sluggishness and keeping faith that it can make the few extra yards to get in my driveway.
There are no lights on the dash that would indicate where I should begin to look (i.E. Check engine light, brake, overheating). Here’s the kicker I’ve kicked out a couple hundred to try and attack the problem going through a catalog of what might be the issue.
This includes getting the idle air control valve replaced about two weeks ago. After test driving to see if the problem was fixed I was met with the same challenge so I can rule that out.
I then replaced the air filter thinking it could be that simple but nothing came of this either. Got a new battery for good measure but no justice there either. As recently as today I had the Fuel Pump replaced (costly) and I’m still getting the same problem.
At this point I’m baffled and running out of money to put into the car. I wish I could just pinpoint what it is so that I can have her running as she should. Please, Please, Please help me by pointing me in the direction of what could be causing such a headache. I really appreciate it in advance.
Saturday, June 4th, 2011 AT 1:38 AM