Olds Cutlass Ciera

Tiny
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My car is an 92 olds cutlass ciera.6 cylinder 3.3 engine. It will start up and drive fine but after a short drive it will stall when coming to a stop. It will start back up fine but when put into drive it stalls. After a short wait it will start back up and drive fine for another short distance. Idols fine runs great. HELP!
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Monday, March 19th, 2007 AT 4:26 PM

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Tiny
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You need to determine what is being lost, fuel or spark. Compression is probably fine. Keep a can of ether with you and when it stalls, spray some into the throttle body and see if it starts then. IF it does, you have a loss of fuel problem If it doesn't, you at least have a lack of spark problem.
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Monday, March 19th, 2007 AT 6:20 PM
Tiny
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They tested it at the shop and said there was no fuel problem. And the spark plugs were changed. Do u have any suggestions?
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Monday, March 19th, 2007 AT 6:56 PM
Tiny
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Did they check the fuel pressure when the problem was happening? Or test it when it wasn't?

IF they tested it when it was not happening, it won't matter. Cause it isn't happening.

IF they tested it when it was happening, they should have kept going after an ignition problem.

My "GUESS" is a bad ignition module. But I have seen fuel pumps do similiar.
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Monday, March 19th, 2007 AT 7:21 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like you have a throttle control problem. I had the same problem with a different car, the service guy said that the throttle controller was "gunked" up and that they could clean it but that it would most likely happen again. Something about the design of it, because they have had several cars with the same throttle control with the same problem. My advice is, if you can afford it, trade in your car and get a new/newer car.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 AT 5:49 PM
Tiny
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It is WAY more expensive to go into a new/ newer car. If you don't like keeping your money than go into another one.
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Tuesday, March 20th, 2007 AT 6:46 PM

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