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Shutting down when coming to stop and now in reverse

Hello , I have run into a problem with my 1990 chevy lumina, everytime i come to a stop it is shutting off....I have to throw it into park and wait a bit before I am able to put it into drive...I was thikning that it was the fuel pressure regulator but not sure...It just reccently started to shutter in reverse...I dont know what to think maybe transmission...I dont have a guage for the temp jus dumbylight...Hope that you can help ...Thanks..B

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  • bitchyb_6 May 12, 2009

    Thanks a bunch...

    I am jus chasin the problems with this car at this point....I have had a few snags on what the problem could be....Fuel pump hasn't ever been replaced....and i never thought of the tps sensor.....its jus straight cuttin out when i come to a stop, only when hot.n don't have a gauge jus a light so not sure what temp I am hittin when it is doing it...**** thank you bunchs and bunchs....Trouble chasin B


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I had same problem on my 1990 lumina try and clean the TPS sensor. Also in these models after you do it you have to disconnect the battery then basically have it drive against a wall so that it cant move and leave it for about 10-15 min you cant hit the gas anything and then the fans will kick on and you have reset it. Make sure you know what you are doing and know the proper steps first tho I am sure this is your problem. What dummy lights are you referring to? Is it overheating or anything? Most likely clean the TPS and reset the computer and go from there.

Posted on May 11, 2009

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    Lee A. May 12, 2009

    Yes that is what will happen. When the car is cold the idle is higher so that is why, then once it warms all the way up that is when you have the problem. I would try to clean that and reset the computer like i said and then go from there. If it was the fuel pump I doubt it would start at all.


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