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Engine breaks down

My 1995 Buick park ave drives fine most of the time but on occasions, it suddenly breaks down and won't start again unless I keep trying to about for 30 mins -1 hour and then it spits and fires and then suddenly is going fine again. When this happens, the windows stop working?? It has currently broken down again and this time I can't get it started. If anyone knows what is causing this it would be much appreciated if you can help me out with any info as I can't afford an auto-electrician at this time.


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  • kiwimuzo Jul 27, 2009

    That makes a lot of sense what you're saying, it can happen anywhere at any time. I don't know what the engine ground straps are, or look like, or where they are located, I will try google and call my mechanic for advice, thanks.

  • kiwimuzo Jul 27, 2009

    This car has no carb, it is fuel injected, also the battery was fully charged when this happened. I've tried getting it started again with jumper cables on as I used much of the battery trying to start it when it happened. This can happen anywhere at any time.. Sometimes it partly starts...spitting and coughing, but it seems like it's not getting enough fuel or there's a bad connection, the engine turns over perfectly fine. Thanks heaps anyway, for your advice and I will mention it to my mechanic when I call him.


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Wade from the symptoms you're expressing with the sputtering and intermittent electrical failure. Check your engine ground straps for break or corrosion.

Main ground can and does create those textbook symptoms.

Generally it comes and goes from vehicle vibration and temperature. Where any and everything from as much as a pothole / uneven surfaces or humid or rainy weather can cause shifting or moisture to exploit the poor / bad bad connection.

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Disassemble and clean the carb, particularly the jets. I suspect the charge light being on is a result of your destroyed battery, which needs to be replaced. Sta-bil over the winter and a smart trickle charger will prevent the problems you are having in the future...

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