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Sometimes my 2001 Buick century stalls when first starting it. It does not accelerate good while going up most hills. I just had the fuel filter replaced. It has been running kind of hot also.

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First - when was last "healthy" tune up? Plugs, wires, all fluids and filters? I would start there, it would give you a good ground zero starting point if problem continues.

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

  • Amber Johnston
    Amber Johnston Mar 12, 2011

    Oh, I should have put that in. I had a tune up about a month ago. That's when they put in the fuel filter. I have had it to three different mechanics and because it doesn't always do it they can't figure out what the problem is. No check engine light and nothing wrong when they do a diagnostic check. So I'm thinking it can't be the relay or the wiring. It's pretty speratic but happens to me a lot because I'm always driving it. never happens when they are test driving it.

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    Mical Caterina Mar 12, 2011

    Stop by an Autozone, Advance, etc.. parts store and have them do an OBII scan and have them give you the list of codes they come up with. Alot of shops don't do a complete scan. The scan is FREE.
    Another thing to consider, try running a good fuel system cleaner with next tankful of fuel. This time of year fuel tends to accumulate moisture.

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