1988 Buick Estate Wagon stalls occasionally then wont start
Have an old 88 Buick Wagon that gets about 33 mpg on the highway, so don't want to give up on just yet. Recently it's been stalling after deceleration. After stall the engine briefly (less than a second) starts, but then runs very rough and doesn't respond to the throttle. When attempting to restart it will occasionally make a "muffled pop" noise under the hood. Never seem to have the issue when starting the car cold, but once it stalls it has to cool off for a long time before it will succesfully start again. I've been told it might have something to do with the TPS. Any insight would be very much appreciated.
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88 is old car.....
is it a carb car or EFI car. this is a transition year, here in USA>
locations are never stated, here, so most answers are wrong.
this sounds like a sticking EGR.
the EGR opens at cruise and closes as you stop car
if it dont close the engine stalls. (or near)
its a 50,000 mile service item. we clean it.
in a shop the replace it, so it can go another 50k. but i clean mine.
so i dont have to pay $200.
there are vast numbers of reasons for stalled. but works out to just
4. (basics,) and the EGR.
if you get a tuneup, right, it will stop stalling
Porbably not getting enough gas or dirty. My 88 dodge caravan did that too until I put a cheap fuel-injector cleaner in with the gas, and started giving it more gas even in lower gears driving around town. Worth a try...