1997 Buick Skylark common problem--stalls in traffic interm

Tiny
BENWES84
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  • 1997 BUICK SKYLARK
  • 4 CYL
  • FWD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
Ive read so many people have this problem. My car starts and runs fine most of the time, then it will start to cut out like its out of fuel and ill have to slow way down and it leans out to nothing. Wait a couple mins and it starts and I can drive sometimes it will do the same all over again. Ive been battling it since ive bought the car. It just cuts out randomly in the worst possible moments. Nothing fixes it and sometimes I can go months without any symptoms! Ive replaced spark plugs twice, plug boots, fuel filter 3 times, replaced vacuum lines, gas cap, egr, air filter, cleaned throttle body, ran fuel system cleaner through it. I can hear the fuel pump running. Maybe the fuel pump has low voltage? I cant check it because it so intermitten. Maybe hook a volt gauge to it on my dash? Idk? Idk anyone find the fix for this problem YET?
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Wednesday, August 6th, 2008 AT 2:12 AM

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Tiny
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Still need help!
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Thursday, August 21st, 2008 AT 10:02 PM
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1997 BUICK SKYLARK Recall ID from NHTSA: 07E015000
Auto Recall Date: FEB 26, 2007
Vehicle Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Model Affected SKYLARK
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 3124 Recall Details
Auto Recall Date:
FEB 26, 2007

Vehicle Component: FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:DELIVERY:FUEL PUMP
Estimated Vehicles Affected: 3124
Model Affected
1997 BUICK SKYLARK

1997 Buick Skylark Defect Summary:
CERTAIN DELPHI AFTERMARKET FUEL PUMP MODULES / MODULE RESERVOIR ASSEMBLIES (MRA) THAT WERE SOLD FOR USE ON THE ABOVE LISTED VEHICLES. DURING PRODUCTION THE MRAS VENT AND FUEL RETURN TUBES WERE REVERSED. THIS CONDITION CAN RESULT IN THE VEHICLE NOT RUNNING CORRECTLY (IDLE ROUGH AND/OR STALL) DUE TO AN OVERLY RICH FUEL BLEND OR THE VEHICLE'S EVAPORATIVE EMISSION CARBON CANISTER MAY LEAK FUEL.

Defect Consequence:
A STALLED VEHICLE CAN INCREASE THE RISK OF A VEHICLE CRASH. A FUEL LEAK CAN RESULT IN A FIRE.

Remedy:
DELPHI WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND REPLACE THE DEFECTIVE MRAS FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL BEGAN ON MARCH 20, 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT DELPHI AT 1-877-335-7443.

Estimated Vehicles Affected:
3124

Notes:
DELPHI
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Saturday, October 18th, 2008 AT 8:33 AM
Tiny
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Ive seen that recall already its not that. I wish it was that easy. Any bright ideas? Still have this problem.
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Monday, October 20th, 2008 AT 2:58 PM

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