1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive 80,000 miles
My car starts and runs fine as long as the weather does not turn hot and humid. When it does, when you start the engine it acts like it wants to stall until you get it into drive and start down the road. If I use the expensive, high octane gas, it will manage to keep going but keeps threatening to stall when I stop for a light and have to start up again. If I use the lower octane gas, once the engine is up to operating temp, if I shut it off for a few minutes and try to restart it, it will not start until the engine cools down. What is wrong with this car? A mechanic near my home told me he thought it was a vapor lock but I know that only happens with really old, carburated cars.
If you can solve this riddle, I will gladly make a donation.
have the same problem?
Monday, June 7th, 2010 AT 11:25 AM