Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette
Huge problem, my 99 olds silhoutte van stalls when I apply on the breaks It stalls, shakes, the rpm goes up to 1-2 rpm. It will also cuts off when I apply on the breaks while im driving & that was a very scarey situation! It does turn back on after it stops running. I took it to my mechanic and he assumes the problem is the (iddle air control) and another mechanic said it was the (break buster). I can't afford to change parts and it not be the source of the problem. One of the nice mechanic did help me some, he manage to help me with a "meantime fix," he set the RPM high so that the engine won't stall, and the "meantime fix," does work but now my engine lights turn on. I took the van to auto advance and they did a quick cp check and they told me that my Iddling was to high & I needed a tune up. Now, I'm still afraid to drive it because when I apply on the breaks I hear a WOOSH airy sound spongy feeling and it kinda feels like it's not going to stop but then at times the breaks feels a little hard to make it stop and shakes when I make complete stop at times, and then at times it takes awhile to stop when you apply on the breaks and then sometimes stops fine. When I back up from my parking lot it REALLY acts up bad; it shakes, my dash lights flashes and my breaks gets really hard. I have 5 month old husband getting ready to be out of work Dec 18. He graduates and his lay off payments will quick coming and no one is hiring until the new year and my small town has no jobs. The van we really relay on as our main traveler. We need to get to the point on the problem. We have no money to keep changes pieces that mechanic, "ASSUMES." on the repairs needed. Please let me know any suggestions on what to do and what you might think that the problem is? I will appreciate it.. It will be such a blessing for us to get to the point of it. I'm stuck at home, please help! :o( We are still driving old car and it doesnt have much spark in it, lol. But I thank the man above it's still running.............. Just need this one to GOOOOO! :o( without leaving us broke without a solution.?!
Van stalled while driving, thought I ran out of gas. Coasted to gas station, got gas and then it would roll over and then stall. I tried to started it alot and then it wouldn't even roll over..Please help..
Posted on Jun 24, 2010
YEAAAAAAAAAAH!! Car is fixed!!! It was the break booster. I got a brake booster used under 40,000 miles for $35. Then I prayed and the Lord sent me some mechanics my way! They needed some extra $ and they can in Saturday to work on my van. They did replace the break booster. Now, when I step on the breaks no vacuum nose and it stops well. The ONLY thing I have noticed , and maybe its just me because I have been use to the Van stopping slow. I notice that it breaks a little hard, but stops fine I just have to apply a little more effort to push with my foot on the breaks. HMMM, I wonder if it just me or im weak? LOL.. Maybe the breaks is normal to push a little harder. BEFORE It took me longer to push in the breaks to stop maybe thats wHY???? The mechanics did say I needed a tune-up because their is misfire causing the engine light. The price for they gave me to do the tuneup is $100-$125 with plugs, wires, air filter, filter, cleaning something cant remeber all that for that price. Is that a fair amount? I think I might have found me SOME great mechanics they charged me $100 to put in the break booster!! It They told me they know it cost way more. Which is true every mechanic wanted to charge me $260-300 labor to put in the break booster. I'm telling you the blessing came from above. I told the mechanic thats all I can pay which so true, since my husband gets laid off DEC 18! I'm so thankful... Any comments???
Posted on Nov 23, 2008
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