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1993 lesabre cuts off

Car cuts off immediately after engine starts or cuts off while driving for a little bit.

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  • Angellica Railey-Ford
    Angellica Railey-Ford Dec 31, 2008

    the car is a 1993 buick lesabre. it has 186,000 miles on it. it was running fine until i put some gas in while the gas station was getting its fuel tanks refilled. it will crank and is driveable for a while may a mile or so and then it cuts off again and sometimes it just cranks up and then when you put it into drive, it cuts off again. I have tried fuel injection cleaner, alcohol, and replacing the fuel filter and coil pack. Can you plz help me?

  • phet5 Feb 28, 2009

    I have the same problem. I ran some gas out at the fuel filter and it was yellow. Is that the color of gasoline now days?

  • Scotty
    Scotty May 11, 2010

    Can you provide some details on the cra? What year is it, and if you know what engine is in it, that would be helpful as well. How many miles on the car and are there any other indications other than the car just dies?



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Behind the crank shaft balancer there is a crank shaft position sensor. This should take care of your problem by replacing it.

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