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96 buick century wagon 3.1

Sporadically stalls idling or at 50. no check engine light, chnged fuel filter. Checked for codes, none come back.

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Check fuel pressure regulator

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Just got 96 buick century 3.1 L will start will idle but stalls while driving starts back up goes for few hundred feet stalls again


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1999 buick century stalls and chuggs at random


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The car has just developed sporadic stalling which has happened 3 times. Each time it has happen the car has had the A/C on and was decelerating off of a highway. The car just shut down. I put it in...


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