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Buick lesabre nightmare

"Need help with 92 buick lesabre 3800. Eng cranks but will not start. I spray ether into air cleaner & eng will start, run & only continue running while spraying ether into air cleaner. By keeping engine running 2 to 3 mins it will run on its own and idles fine after warm up. By snapping throttle engine bogs and hesitates. I let eng cool off and will crank but no start without ether. I have replaced the fuel pump twice, strainer, fuel filter, inpected all fuel& return lines, replced cam sensor, crank sensor, ign module, all three coils, map sensor, idle air control valve, computer, pcv valve. TPS shows .38 volts at idle, over .4 at full throttle. I have spark tested on all coils - passed.Did a noid injector test - passed. Fuel pressure at 45psi fuel pressure increases slightly when vacum hose is removed from pressure regulator. In spected wiring harness & all ground connections only thing left to check is vac leak at intake or plenum. Please help, desperate!"

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  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    husband replaced te starter and now when he has it all replaced he has an extra hose he cannot remember where it connected we think it is coming off the fuel pressure regulator. tried to read the manual but i cannot make heads or tails of that thing. what does the little black hose connect to that runs off the fuel pressure regulator

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    ran out of fuel and can't get 97 buick lesabre cranked. what is the fuel pressure
    requirements at the fuel rail ?

  • Anonymous Mar 26, 2014

    I am getting 6 mpg. I have done a complete tune up. I have replaced the warm up regulator, fuel distribution unit, vacuum check valve for dist. advance, fuel pressure damper, fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator, oxygen sensor and run 5 cans of BG injection system cleaner. The car runs nicely but a little hesitation from standing start. Mileage should be 14 mpg in town. any suggestions?

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I have replaced all sensors on my 92 buick and also the spark plugs and the fuel filter and it just doesn't want to idle right if i drive in 2nd it will run for a little while but then it will start dieing out when i come to a stop don't knw what it could be have 400.00 into it in 2 days at my wits ends with it. please help.

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Multi-port
2.0 OHC
Fuel pressure w/key on engine stopped = 35-38 psi
engine running = pressure shound decrease by 5 to 10 psi

All others
key on engine stopped = 41 - 47 psi
engine running = 3 to 10 psi drop

Please rate you mechanics help, have a great day

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What should the pressure gage read

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Need to get a scan tool and look at the data stream while it is running for alot more info.Also any trouble codes.Sounds like initially,the engine isn't getting any fuel.I would have a pressure gauge connected to the fuel rail on the engine,so i could monitor the fuel pressure while all this is going on.Items to look at on the data stream would be timing,what timing is the PCM commanding for the engine.Also,have you checked for continuos power feed to the coils during this no start condition,and fire at the plugs while cranking.You could possibly still have spark,but maybe it is extremely weak?I have seen bad ignition switches cause weird problems before too.Many things power up through the ignition switch,just a thought.Have also seen bad PCM's cause strange problems..38 volts is a little on the low side for GM.Usually see those at,at least .50 and up,and rise steadily while pressing the throttle,up to just under 5.0 volts.Potentiometer with 5 volt supply.Vacuum leak can be checked with engine running at a steady idle speed,spray brake cleaner all around the intake manifold and listen for engine speed change.

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  • David Fleming Jul 31, 2008

    Fuel injectors should be removed,and checked visually for the orifice being clogged or partially clogged,as the engine won't want to run if the injectors are spewing droplets of fuel into the cylinders,where they should be spraying a finely atomized mist.The engine can't burn gasoline too well in a liquid state.Good luck

  • David Fleming Jul 31, 2008

    One more thought,check gas tank for water contamination.

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You have eliminated most possiblites so you have eliminated me spending all that money i figured out because of rotten egg smell i have determined my cat converter is plugged so i am going to cut it out and replace if nessasary if engine no longer bogs my problem is exactly like yours but mine is intermintent but now it has become extremly bad and its running to rich burning your eyes rich so i hope this solution has helped you in any way Thank you

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Hi you have replaced allmost everything ,(try fuel pump relay)

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