1993 Cadillac El Dorado

Tiny
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1993 Cadillac El Dorado V8 Automatic

I was driving down the freeway in town at 60 mph, and my engine stalled. I could not get it started again. Had the tow truck take it to my repair shop and after it was unloaded a mechanic got it the car and started it. This car only has 165,000 miles. It was driven once a month and basically sat. My repair shop is trying to figure out what is going on. The code says engine stall, sorry I don't have the actual code number. About a month ago the serpentine belt was replaced, and it hasn't stopped squealing since.
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Thursday, October 14th, 2010 AT 8:57 PM

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Tiny
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If it set a code for engine stall(P1599), then it sounds like a Northstar powertrain. Was this a stall that occured during a coast, perhaps to a stop? It could possibly be indicative of a sticking open EGR valve.
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Thursday, October 14th, 2010 AT 9:55 PM
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Found out the code is a P095, which is engine stall. No I was not coming to a stop or slowing down. I was on the freeway going 60 mph. The repair shop that the car is at, put the car on the computer and nothing is popping up. They are checking just about everything. They have a one mile track behind their shop and they ran the car before it shut down at 2 1/2 miles. If the car sits, for a period of time, the car will start. But it will do the same thing. The car does have a anti-theft device. If try to use a key that doesn't have the chip, the car will shut down after 2 to 3 miles. Possible ignition problem?
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 9:49 AM
Tiny
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If you used a key without a chip, it should not start. If it did start, the theft sytem would not shut it down. Am I correct in saying this is a Northstar powertrain? If it is a 4.9L, the possibilities differ, in that the 4.9 has a distributor, with a central coil and ignition module. When the vehicle stalls, aside from waiting a period of time for it to start, try checking to see what is missing, i.E. Spark/injector pulse/fuel pressure. This info will lead more to a diagnostic process.
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Saturday, October 16th, 2010 AT 1:55 PM

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