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Stalling issue Okay, so I just put in a crank sensor and the ignition module for the 89 cutlass surpreme and it still wants to stall. Any ideas before I turn totally grey in a matter of minutes? It starts fine.............this morning (2 degrees out), I started it, drove it about a mile and when I stopped at a stop sign and took off again, it sounded and acted like it wanted to stall but it didn't. I'm getting a little upset about this.

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If your car has high miles and you haven't changed the coil packs, that may be your problem. Bad coil paks will cause hard starting, rough idle and stalling.

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Just went through this with my car. It ended up being 3 faulty fuel injecters. I have the same car, same year.

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Try resetting the Idle Air Control (IAC).

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