Question about 1996 Oldsmobile 88
My oldsmobile 1996 88, gets off every once a while when driving; specially at slow speed or stop.. Crankshaft position , camshaft , MAP, MAF, IAC and Throttle sensors are already replaced... check engine light is now off but the car continues stalling at slow speed or stop.. wire set also is new and coils set...
Sounds like the solenoid that locks up the torque converter. This is a mechanical device that locks up the torque converter at around 31 MPH. Pull the shifter into a lower gear (normal drive rather than overdrive) while you re driving about 33 mph. You will feel the car **** a little as it drops the lock up soleniod pin out. Shift it back and forth between overdrive and drive at this speed...33 mph or so.... as long as you can feel this happening a few times. I'd say to do it 10 - 30 times. This will not hurt anything but if it is mechanically sticking, it might help to solve the problem
There are a few other things I might suggest but this will first be a good test. If you drive the car in second gear (much slower to not over rev the engine), it should not ever stall because the torque converter should not lock up anyway.
This problem will not set an OBDII code or turn the check engine light on at all. This will make your car stall when comming to a stop or turning a corner. The car will quickly restart. This can be a very intermitent problem.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
This is just a possible solution to you all follow the airtube from your air filter box and remove the aluminum block that is on the intake the air tube connects to this block, once its out of the way look inside the intake to see if antifreeze is present if so you need to replace the plastic intake, due to poor construction it is common for them to crack and leak water in to the combustion chambers eventually cause your car to stop running and it will not crank, because the cylinders are full of water,
Posted on Mar 10, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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