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OLDSMOBILE Model: ACHIEVA - S Year: 1993 2.3l 4cl q ohc after a few blocks it wants/does stall if slow to a stop. starts hard but then runs. once going runs a little better. after replacing worn plugs and a dirty air filter I was putting seafoam in tank whan noticed she didin't have the cap tight, but very loose. thought maby that was it but another drive acted same as before??? my daughters car, she has severe artherites. the ck eng light is on and haven't checked it out yet as I found out about this at 9:45 pm tonight. what to check next??? thanks for any help have a great one steve

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  • Anonymous May 24, 2009

    Could also be the ignition coil housing?

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Probably one of the ignition coils going bad like mine did!

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