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I do not have a carb its efi i have a 1988 olds cuuttlass ciera it is a it was runing good but now its running bad it dies ans its popes

I got a new iac run good for 2days now its doing itagi

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These cars are known for bad wiring and failing sensors and controls. Unless you plan on pulling your hair out changing parts and chasing wires that may be bad or not, consider having a certified GM mechanic work on the car. Especially if it's a v6, this is not a good DIY car to learn on.

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SOURCE: runaway idle on my 1988 Honda Accord

i've seen on some models of the accords, the secondary butterfly's on the carb will stick open, and this will a high idle. this could happen if the secondary's are not used enough. try that

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SOURCE: 1988 3.8 olds cutlass Ciera stalls, no spark until it cools down

Check the prrimary and secondary resistance on your coil. Also check the resistance of the plug wires and plug gap.

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SOURCE: '91 oldsmobile cutlass ciera starts and runs fine but dies when driving short distance, restarts and runs fine but dies after another short distance.

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has carb. ????? we cant guess this and 88 is transitions year.
to get help , tell engine size and if carb or EFI, we cant guess. that.
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