Question about 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

1 Answer

89 olds with 3800 hesitates when throttles moves from idle

Soon as I give it throttle,it hesitates and when I put it in gear it shuts off very often.Acts like accelerator pump is bad if it had one.Of course that doesn't explain why it shuts off when putting in gear.I have checked fuel pressure and it is fine.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Oldsmobile Expert
  • 328 Answers

Id check ur torque convertor if it dies when u put it in gear there a wire plug on the transmission on the transmission for it

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

What is causing an intermitten miss that drastically changesfor worse when put in drive or reverse?


Could be a dirty idle air motor, bad coolant temp sensor, bad TPS, or weak coil(s).

May 25, 2016 | Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

It starts but as soon as it's put into gear acts like it wants to go but quits.


Could be a few things. But here are the obvious. Check for a vacuum leak around the intake. When you put the car into drive it starts putting strain on the engine, a vacuum leak will give it too much oxygen and cause a fuel mixture issue / reading.
If nothing wrong there, you may have a bad throttle position sensor. When you put the car into drive and it starts putting strain on the engine it will pull the idle down then the sensor will adjust it automatically. Hope this helps.

Mar 18, 2015 | 2000 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV hesitates and dies when in gear


When it stops running and will not start back up, you'll need to figure out if you are lacking spark or fuel pressure to proceed with testing.

May 12, 2013 | 1993 Chevrolet Lumina APV

1 Answer

Wont switch gears tell at 5500 rpms


check out tps sensor it has a big effect on shifting of vehicle. The data provided by TPS is invaluable for proper startup, idle and easy throttle response of the car. These operations are affected when a bad throttle position sensor feeds erroneous data to the car's computer because of which the:
  • Engine malfunction indicator light (MIL) is turned on
  • The driver of a car experiences difficulty while changing gears.
  • The fuel economy of the car drops drastically.
  • Causes difficulty in setting base-ignition-timing of the car a bad tps causes transmission shift issues, bucking, jerking, idle surging, engine cut off, hesitation on take off, surge while cruising down highway. it may not be that but try another one and find out. you can test the tps, just unplug connector to it. use a ohms meter and hook one lead to the top and other to the center prongs on tps itself. next move throttle very slow, if good tps will move needle on ohms tester it will sweep up without cutting out. but if you perform this test and the needle hesitates at any time you move throttle plate it is bad. 1 is ground, 2 is signal, the prongs on tps. good-luck

Jan 29, 2011 | 2001 Chevrolet Malibu

2 Answers

Throttle hesitation


If you have no vacuum leaks, the injectors could be clogging up (winter gas or old gas can cause that) or the throttlebody may need cleaning. Use the correct cleaner that is O2 sensor safe! Also ensure the air filter is clean.

Mar 23, 2010 | 1991 Toyota Pickup

1 Answer

I have a 1988 pontiac firebird with a 2.8 v6 fuel injected engine that displays code 32 and 34. We have changed the plugs, plug wires, rotor, and dist. cap and have also replaced the mass air flow (maf)...


Check throttle position sensor (TPS) is a sensor used to monitor the position of the throttle. The sensor is usually a potentiometer, and therefore provides a variable resistance dependent upon the position of the valve. The sensor signal is used by the engine control unit (ECU) as an input to its control system. The ignition timing and fuel injection timing (and potentially other parameters) are altered depending upon the position of the throttle, and also depending on the rate of change of that position. For example, in fuel injected engines, in order to avoid stalling, extra fuel may be injected if the throttle is opened rapidly (mimicking the accelerator pump of carburetor systems). the cost about 50-75 bucks.

Oct 21, 2009 | 1988 Pontiac Firebird

1 Answer

Vaccum hose diagram for 88 chevy truck. I put a 350 motor in my 88 chevy 1500 truck from a 95 suburban. I cant get the throttle body to stop idaling to high. I may need a vaccum line diagram for this motor...


it may not be a vacumn leak from a line,check the throttle shaft for movement,for example,i had a 89 1 ton 350 and my throttle shaft was moving around a lot and in order to keep it from idling high,i had to kick the throttle pedal.But also check the idle air control valve,which is the round sensor on the side of the throttle body.

Sep 10, 2009 | 1985 Chevrolet Chevy

2 Answers

I have a 85 toyota celica, it wants to idles up and down tps is n


I would think that the TPS is not adjusted correctly. Move it until the idle stops fluctuating and advise how it runs.

The TPS does 2 things...It tells the computer the opening of the throttle plate, and it also sends a signal to the computer when the throttle plate is closed. If the TPS has the closed throttle switch activated, and the throttle plate is open, the ECU will fluctuate the idle up and down.

Jan 23, 2009 | 1985 Toyota Celica Supra

1 Answer

91 camry starts and shuts off when put in drive or reverse


I was an ASE master auto tech for 13yrs and have seen this problem before. It sounds like the idle air control valve on the intake manifold has stopped working and the idle speed is not being controlled(letting the engine idle too slow which causes a stall when put under a load such as putting it in gear). Try giving it a little throttle while putting it in gear if that works let off the throttle if it dies you will know the Idle Air controll is not working.

Oct 12, 2008 | 1991 Toyota Camry

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

288 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8522 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...