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I was driving in a heavy rainstorm yesterday and then about 5 miles of driving my 89 park avenue stalled out. It would stay cranked so I let it set then tried a little later and got it to stay cranked enough to move it a little then it stalled again. I changed the fuel filter and checked the plugs. It sounds good now when It's idled but if I try to drive it the car stalls and starts sputtering. Please help...

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  • mcclellan_bl Mar 31, 2011

    I just recently had a tune up and it has been running just fine. Until yesterday when I went through several puddles. I changed the fuel filter and that didn't help and I checked the plugs they seemed good. The car will now idle pretty fine then if I start to drive it sputters then the engine will all the sudden cut off.

  • mcclellan_bl Mar 31, 2011

    Large puddles, checked plugs their good changed fuel filter and it has recently been tuned up. It will idle pretty fine but starts to bog down when I drive it for a few feet. Sometimes it will drive 5 ft sometimes it will drive a mile before the engine cuts off like it's stalling out.

  • mcclellan_bl Mar 31, 2011

    All the reaponse I got was obvious information that were things I already stated in my question and I replied and have yet to get another response.



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If the fuel filter was stopped up it could have damaged the fuel pump. You can disconnect the fuel line after it comes out of the filter and crank the engine to see if you have plenty of gas coming through the filter.

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Sounds like you got something wet...when was last tune up? perhaps ignition wires are still wet. Did you go through sever puddles? Might be time for a tune up

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