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92 olds cutlass: Runs good..Engage the gear shift..000 miles

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'92 olds cutlass,,Runs good at idle,,, Engage the gear shift ,any gear and it shuts off !v-6 engine (80,000 miles)
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  DAN replied 11 years ago.
Customer

Based on the information given, I have completed and provided findings/details on 2 diagnostics.

The particulars can be found on the AUTOZONE website. This is a great tool, book mark it for future use.I have provided the links for you (below)as well.

From the website you can perform (all free of charge)your own troubleshooting and as well, the site will provide repair step by step instructions, pictures, diagrams and more for the do-it-yourself type.


CURRENT VEHICLE:
1992 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS SUPREME
6 Cylinders 191 T 3.1L MFI
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Diagnosis #1

Link Here:
http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagResultsInfo&Parameters=Engine+Compartment |~17|~Driving|~22|~Engine+Stalls|~58|~Feels+like|~1&FROMJSP=type


Here's what we think may be wrong with your car and what may be causing it. The list goes from the most likely problem to the least likely. Check out our Product and How To pages for more information about particular parts.

Keep in mind, this is a general diagnosis. Your car may not have the parts we list as potential problems. If you're not sure if you car has a particular part, check your owner's manual.
      
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Engine Stalls
Driving
Engine Compartment
    
Priority/Action/PartType/Cause
1 Inspect FUEL FILTER Clogged or dirty fuel filter

2 Inspect FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE Incorrect fuel pressure being delivered to carburetor or fuel injection system.

3 Inspect WIRESET Damaged, worn, or deteriorating spark plug or coil wire(s).

4 Inspect SPARK PLUG Fouled, damaged or broken spark plug(s).

5 Inspect PCV VALVE Plugged or damaged pcv valve.

6 Inspect CARBURETOR FLOAT Improperly adjusted/saturated or damaged carburetor float.

9 Inspect CHOKE PULLOFF Worn, defective, or faulty choke pulloff(s).

10 Inspect CHOKE THERMOSTAT Stuck or improperly functioning choke thermostat.

11 Inspect EGR VALVE Clogged, dirty or improperly functioning or defective egr valve.

13 Inspect M.A.P. SENSOR Improperly connected or faulty m.a.p. sensor.

14 Inspect MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR Improperly connected or faulty mass air flow sensor.

16 Inspect FUEL PUMP Improperly functioning fuel pump or circuits.
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Diagnosis # XXXXX

Link Here:
http://www.autozone.com/servlet/UiBroker?UseCase=S001&UserAction=viewSimpleDiagResultsInfo&Parameters=Fuel+Injected+Gas+ Engine|~28|~Accelerating|~2|~Stalling|~156|~Feels+like|~1&FROMJSP=type

Feels like
Stalling
Accelerating
Fuel Injected Gas Engine
    
Priority/Action/PartType/Cause
1 Inspect FUEL FILTER Clogged or dirty fuel filter

2 Inspect WIRESET Damaged, worn, or deteriorating spark plug or coil wire(s).

3 Inspect SPARK PLUG Fouled, damaged or broken spark plug(s).

4 Inspect FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE Incorrect fuel pressure being delivered to carburetor or fuel injection system.

5 Inspect FUEL PUMP Improperly functioning fuel pump or circuits.

6 Inspect AIR CHARGE SENSOR Damaged or faulty air charge sensor or air charge sensor circuit.

7 Inspect AIR CLEANER TEMPERATURE SENSOR Damaged or faulty air cleaner temperature sensor or air cleaner temperature sensor circuit.

8 Inspect THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR Faulty throttle position sensor or throttle position sensor circuit.

9 Inspect FUEL TANK Contaminated fuel from rusted or deteriorated fuel tank.

10 Inspect TIMING SPECIFICATION Incorrectly adjusted engine timing.

11 Inspect FUEL INJECTOR Plugged, dirty or poorly connected fuel injector.
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Be suspicious and focus on items that appear on both diagnostics.
ie. 'Fuel Filter' appears as #1 on both diagnostics. I'd start there:)

Good Luck



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