Engine Performance problem
1993 Buick Regal 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 201985 miles
I have a 1993 buick regal w/ a 3.8 TPI. The engine started making a hissing sound a couple of days ago, and over the last 24 hours it has begun stalling and wont even idle. When it began hissing, I looked under the hood for the source of the problem. What I found was a metal flex pipe, about 3/4" dia. Going into the rhrottle body, just before the plenum. It has a plastic clamp that seats in the TB assembly. The pipe is not sealing into the TB, causing air to leak around it. I "bandaided" the problem by wrapping a couple layers of electrical tape around the pipe fitting to help it seal. It is working for now, but I am not familiar with these engines and do not even know what to ask for at the parts store.
have the same problem?
Friday, March 12th, 2010 AT 9:18 PM