Question about 1991 Chevrolet Lumina
So, driving home from a friends house, going down a road where the speed limit is 50, me, graciously approaching 50, look down at my speedometer and my car won't accelerate. I instantly expect that it died because that's just my luck. It died, so I pulled over into the parking lot of some auto repair place ironically enough. I pull over, pop the hood, and look at everything.
Looks fine. Try to start it? Starts up. Alrighty... pull out of the parking lot, drive like 100 yards then it dies again. I pull into the next parking lot and it starts again. Then I drive it 100 yards again. I repeated this about 4 times until I had a friend pick me up about a mile from my house.
I don't get it.
I have no clue.
This could be one of the two things that I am thinking it is...it is either the throttle position sensor or it si the fuel pump getting too hot and cooling off slightly enough to restart the engine. Both are related but separate systems. The throttle position sensor is on the side of the throttle body and it merely tells the computer where the throttle plate is in the throttle body to create the proper fuel mixture for the injectors. The fule pump ios loccated insid eof the fuel tank it either runs or it doesnt usually. If it gets hot it is about to go completely out all together.
Posted on Dec 07, 2008
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