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Engine shuts off while driving

1998 buick regal gs. While driving the engine just shuts off. We have replaced the fuel filter, fuel pump resistor, plugs and wires. The check engine light is not on. when the problem first happened the car started right back up and all the dash lights came on. since then no lights come on and it has taken longer to start back up. Seems until the engine cools off it won't start.

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    The problem I have is similar to this, except it started out with not starting unless I held the gas. I would then have to keep my foot on the gas as I drive, sometimes. Most of the time after I was able to drive off and even the next time I started the car I wouldn't need to hold down the gas. I would appreciate any more help with this, Thanks!

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    Dealer has car until they find problem.


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Check one of your coolant sensor's

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I had the same problem with a 2000 regal gs and it was just water in my gas tank

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SOURCE: my 1998 buick regal gs supercharge started slipping in 1st gear when taking of from a stop, is there any other possible thing besides getting a new transmission??

the answer here is the forward clutch pack is worn out, in order to replace this umust overhaul the trans.

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SOURCE: emissions diagram for a Buick 98 3.8 supercharger

go to the local repair shop...(IE.carx,midas.etc..) and ask one of the mechanics, If they will print off the diagrahm you need, they will do it for a small fee 5-10 bucks or so as long as your nice!

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check sensor on reservoir. Unplug connector to sensor to see if light goes out. If yes, replace sensor. If no, wire may be shorted.

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If your 1998 Buick Regal is the GS model (supercharged), there is a resistor that is either switched into the circuit to the fuel pump or it is bypassed. The idea is to not put as much voltage to the fuel pump under idle or low load conditions. However, under high power conditions, such as when you punch it or drive up a steep hill - which usually also brings in the supercharging, then the circuit bypasses the resistor to give the fuel pump more voltage and, hence, more fuel pumping capacity to meet the higher fuel demand.

The resistor is located in a bad spot where it can pick up lots of road debris, slush, dirt, etc. Thus, it can fail. When that happens, you can start the car but then the resistor circuit is activated and, because the resistor has failed, no voltage gets to the fuel pump and it shuts off, then the car shuts off. If you immediately hold the accelerator down after starting the car (but not to overspeed the engine), the engine will keep running but at a very high RPM.

The fix is to replace the resistor, or bypass it altogether. The resistor is located on the inner front tire wheel fender on the passenger side. If I remember correctly, you get to it under the car, but you may also have to access it by opening the hood and reaching down from the top. It was 10 years ago when I fixed mine and I do not remember. This fixed the problem for me. I hope it works well for you. If you have other questions, you can reach me at

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