Engine will start but stalls within seconds

Tiny
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  • 1999 BUICK REGAL
  • 131,000 MILES
I changed the fuel filter and my fuel pump is fine, why does my 99 regal crang up n shuts right off after a few seconds? The will crank all the time but wont stay on unless u mash the gas n in that case sometimes doesn't work!
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 10:27 AM

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Tiny
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What about your security system? Do you have a security lite on the dash? Use a gage and check fuel pressure.

If it will run when you open the throttle, clean the throttle-body and idle air control.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 1:22 PM
Tiny
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Oh by the way my security system light has been a long time and never caused any problems! And I checked my fuel pressure and it is fine, but after the car is on for a few minutes just befor it shuts off there is a funny smell in the inside and a ticking nose under the car on the side where the exhaust is. I thought I would've had a clogged up catilytic converter ciz of the chugging befor shut off
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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The security light has been a while but never caused any problems. Second I checked the fuel pressure and its fine, but the thing is after the car is on for a few minutes maximum of 7 minutes while idling out of control after the car shuts off there is a funny smell inside the car and a ticking noise right underneath the car, I once thought this problem was cause of a clogged up or bad catilytic converter! What do you think?
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 1:47 PM
Tiny
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What was the fuel pressure spec? Any applicable trouble codes?
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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The list of possible issues for stalling is as long as your arm. If you would like the list, I can post it for you.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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Fuel pressure shot up to 50 and drop to 45! And I haven't put the car on 1 of those. I had the car a minute and this was the first problem ever. And pretty much the break down of my issue is. WHEN YOU CRANK THE CAR IT TURNS OVER WITH NO HESITATION, THE CAR KEEPS IDLING UP AND DOWN WHILE ITS ON NONE STOP, IT WILL TRY TO TURN OFF BUT THE WHEN U GIVE IT GAS IT REVS AND CHUGGS AND TRIES TO TURN OFF. THEN WHEN YOU LET OFF IT WILL SIT AND IDLE UP N DOWN FOR MAYBE 7 TO 10 MINUTES THEN IT SHUTS OFF AND THERES A FUNNY LOUD BURNING SMELL, AND A TICKING NOISE RIGHT NEAR THE CATILYTIC CONVERTER, AFTEE THAT THE CAR WONT START UP FOR A LIL WHILE. WHAT DO YOU THINK? I THOUGHT A TUNE UP AND CATILYTIC CONVERTER. BUT YOUR OPINION IS HIGHLY VALUED?
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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SORRY BOUT THE DOUBLE MESSAGE! BUT YES CAN U POST IT PLEASE
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 2:07 PM
Tiny
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This is idle and stalling issues.
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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 AT 3:42 PM

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