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94 Oldsmobile with 3100 V6, 130,000 miles. Runs very well except when you start the engine after it has sat overnight, it starts right up, but shifting into gear, the engine almost wants to stall, then if you step on the accelerator it will keep running. Then if you need to stop at an intersection or something, when you step on the accelerator again there is a slight hesitation. After it warms up it is fine.

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I believe it could be crank sensor problem... seeing as its an the PCM would point you toward the ignition modual because its not getting a signal so it's not firing... when the casing of the crank sensor gets cold, it cant expand and stops working, when it gets hot it contracts and works again... so really you'll be laughing once you change that.. i hope that helps

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This could be a problem with the electronic choke. I would recommend changing out the choke, control module for the choke, or the cold start injector if this has the cold start injector system on it.

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    Before you say it, I realize that this is not carburated. There IS an electronic choke on injection systems, it simply increases the amount of fuel through the injectors until the engine warms up, unless it is a cold start injector type in which the cold start injector injects extra fuel, when needed, until the engine warms up.

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    I'm going to say that it's not the crank sensor. This sensor is stationary, and doesn't self adjust, nor is it adjustable. Also, in all my years, I have never seen anything that contracts when heated. Expands when heated, contracts when cooled, this is the general rule to anything.

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First check the fuel filter, fuel pump and fuel pressure regulator to make sure they are all functioning properly. Also, check the catalytic converter to make sure they are not plugged.

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