Question about 1996 Buick Century
The car starts fine and runs good in park, nutural, and drive... but when i go to put it into reverse the car sputters like its out of gas and then dies.....will start right back up but when put back into reverse it sputters and then dies...now just recently found out that it dose not do it every time...just about every time but have noticed a few random times were it would back up just fine....
Is it possible the engine block is shifting in reverse and something in the wiring harness or a vac hose is being affected ?
Posted on Jun 13, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
be sure the cig lighter is working, if it does not work the scanner will not work and be sure the C.E.L. works. if not check the bulb
Posted on Apr 06, 2009
SOURCE: car dies randomly for no reason.
My car use to do the same thing. I would be driving down the road and it would die. after 15 min. or so the car would start. I replaced the crank sensor and this solved my problem.
Posted on Jun 05, 2009
This may be an ignition control module overheating. The module is found in the distributor, underneath the distributor cap on many models. If your vehicle has coil packs (is distributorless), the ignition module is underneath these coil packs. Once removed, most parts stores can test the module for you. When having the module tested, make sure it is tested 3-7 times in succession, as heat problems often will not show until it has cycled several times. Sometimes, this can be cured by installing fresh thermal transfer grease/heatsink compound on the metal portion of the module, available at radio shack and at some auto parts stores. Another possible culprit is the fuel pressure regulator, but this seems much less likely.
Posted on Nov 18, 2009
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