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1991 olds cutlas cialas bogs down while taking off and dies in reverse does poorly in passing another car

Replaced map sensor not sure what to try next

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Check the jets in the carburetor

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Try checking spark plugs, wires ,and coil pack they are usually a culprit to these types of issues .

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    disconnect the ground from the battery first A coil pack is tested by connecting a multimeter to the leads and checking for continuity. The results are measured in Ohms and should read between 0.0 and 0.05. If it exceeds 0.05 then the coil is bad and must be replaced.



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SOURCE: 1987 cutlas ciera 3.3 v6, sputters and idle poorly before dying

locate the ECM under the dash on the right side in the side kick panel, gain not remove it,light tap on it while it runs see it the motor probably need another ECM.I would have to have more info to help you better.

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Have your car recently paid a visit to the car wash? Did it start shutting down after you washed the bonnet?
If so then open the bonnet and dry out all the spark tops. Also check the wires for any leakage. Let someone start the car and your pay attention to the type of sound your car makes when dying. If its like a 'spark cackling' type of sound then its the problem with the spark plug assembly.
If spark system is OK then check the muffler for any clogging.
Check and replace air filter if found clogged with dirt.
Start the car and see if it continues to run at idle. Then depress the accelerator pedal and see if it dies.
If it runs at idle but dies when you depress gas pedal then check the fuel filter.
You might have some moisture in the fuel tank. If this is so then you need to remove all the fuel and clean the tank.

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SOURCE: 89 olds cutlass ciera bogging down when accelerating.

my 89 cutlass did the same thing....She would bog down ( when the service engine light came on)....Light would go off and she would run fine...Shop replaced fuel fiter and KNOCK SENSOR, runs great now, the service engine light stays off too. Ran a can of MG injector cleaner thru too.

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SOURCE: 1988 olds cutlas ciera service engine light comes

Try taking the car to Autozone or similar business for a free scan of your computer (your car is a pre-OBD2 system and your mechanic may have a scanner that reads only post-'96 autos). The scan will usually only point to problem areas, not specific components. That's where the mechanic comes in with specific tests. Good luck!

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Ok my 2000 Maxima won't stay running. It starts fine, but when the idle drops it stutters and dies.

The symptoms you describe can be caused by a faulty MAP sensor or airflow sensor.

Try disconnecting the electrical connector on the MAP sensor and see if the car drives okay.

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Car idles fine, but sputters, bogs and dies if gas pedal is pressed.

new spark plugs this decade. (a tune up?0
the filter is part of all 60k tuneups. letting it clog wrecks good pumps.
my wild guess, its lack of fuel flow, do to old filter.
or low fuel pressure.
car is identical to a Corolla. so is not unique or rare as some Geo cars are.
the cam belt not changes, invites valve kissing piston tops. BOOM
end of engine. (costs more to fix then worth of car)
the word is bogging, my engine bogs
if if bogs WOT (wide open throttle) and dont catch up < ITS NOT THE TPS. ever.
tps bad causes short bogs, called hesitations.
The map sensor , is what measure air flow and the ECU matches fuel to this air flow.
my guess, is it does that, but fuel pressure is like 15PSI, bad.

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I have a 91 olds cutlas cierra the car will run and die about 5 minutes after it starts.the person i got it from said that they replaced the ecm,crack sensor ,fuel pump

does it run fine until u put it drive if so ur torque converter is locking up and stahling the engine on this car only the torque is electric controlled only... unplug the wiring on the transmission u should be fine

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Is the check engine light on? If it is, take the car to an autoparts store and have them use a scan tool to retrieve the fault codes stored in the car's computer. Most parts stores offer this service at no charge. It sounds like a faulty throttle position sensor to me, but getting the code(s) will help narrow it down. Sure hope this helps and good luck to you.

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89 olds cutlass ciera bogging down when accelerating.

Working on Mom's car for three days now I've just about pulled all my hair out ! The dam thing would bog as i tried to accelerate over 700 RPM. We replaced the MAP,TPS,FUELPUMP,and i ohm-ed out everything under the hood, and then i found it!! The CRANK POSITION SENSOR had cracks around the base of the sensor and had oil seeping out.Check out pic.I hope this could be of some help...81f987d.jpg

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