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My son car dies every once in awhile and we have put a new fuel pump in it and a filter and change plugs.what else could it be

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  • Anonymous Aug 27, 2008

    hello, we've had 2 buicks that stall while driving. in the end, 10 times in a 15 mile run. it was the crank sensor in the tranny. it took 3 shops to find the first time, the second buick was right away. hope this helps. cheryl

  • Anonymous Nov 14, 2008

    I think the solution this guy gave is due to a lack of his analytical abilities. I have the same problem with my buick and it is the crank sensor.

  • howardritz Nov 16, 2008

    my 2001 buick regal 3.8 dies about once a week and then when I pull over I turn the key and it starts up again. It is like someone turned off the key while I was driving. Took it to the dealership service dept and they could find nothing wrong. This started happening ever since they rebuilt my transmission and tuned my car up. Someone told me that it might be my Electronic control module. Could it be this or a sensor that was not connected correctly in the transmission when they replaced it. Or could it just be that I had a dead cell in my battery. Hope someone can help.

    thanks

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    RICHIE Nov 20, 2008

    my 97 lesabre does the same thing, surges then dies at stops and low idle. but starts right up again??

  • C-LoC 25 Jan 21, 2009

    I have a 89 Buick park ave. it stulls out all the time but starts right back up again it's up to date on all the up keeps I don't understand what's wrong?

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I HAD THE SAME PROBLEM ON MY 97 LE SABRE 3.8 LITTER . IT WAS THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR! AFTER YOU CAR RUNS, THEN STALLS . OPEN YOUR HOOD AND TAKE THE VACUUM HOSE OFF THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR. IF GAS POURS OUT OF THE VACUUM HOSE AND REGULATOR, THE REGULATOR IS BAD! EASY TO CHANGE! ALL YOU NEED IS A SNAPRING PLIERS! I FOUGHT THIS PROBLEM FOR ALONG TIME AND READING.! IT MADE SENSE AFTER I THOUGHT ABOUT IT. IT WAS GIVING ME NO BAD ELECTRICAL CODES! WHY BECAUSE IT WAS A VACUUM LEAK! WE FORGET ABOUT THE BASICS SOMETIMES WITH ALL THE FANCY ELECTRICAL GADGETS THAT WE HAVE NOW!! HOPE THIS SOLVES YOUR PROBLEM! PART WAS ONLY $45.00 TOO!! CRAIG

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Check the module and / or all wiring going to module that may be covered in plastic as this will sometimes become hot and melt causing a short.

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The emissions controls unit, the voltage regulator, vacuum lines, head gasket, his habit of driving into solid objects or lack of analytical inclination?

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