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Stalling and hard starting

I could be driving down the road and the car would just die without warning like it just turned itself times i can go to the store be in there 15 min. and come out and will be sitting there trying to get it start for an 15 min. to an hour.i have replace everything from fuel pump to new ignition coils.i wonder if the ignition module is messed up.

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  • James Ely May 11, 2010

    Have you changed the plug wires? I would try some fuel additive to remove water and a full tank of good gas.



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Check the harmonic balancer(crank pulley) to see if it is loose or soaked with oil. if it is loose, the balancer could be broken off around the crank shaft. try turning it by hand, it should not turn easily.
if it is oil soaked this wil also damage the balancer.
these 2 conditions can throw the timing in and out, causing your problem.
good luck

Posted on Aug 26, 2009

Testimonial: "i tried to turn it by hand and it wont move.i think it might have some oil on it so i will replace it and see if that will fix the problem.thanks."

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My olds stalls when driving down the road for no reason have to wait 15 minutes or so to restart a mechinac told me a intake gasket was gone and need new gasket kit also he sprayed brake cleaner in area to find leak is it possible to have a intake fuel gasket leaking to create this event

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