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My name is ***** ***** and I have an 01 buick ultra. Parked it about 1.5 months ago. Problem started with starting twice. had to put the gas peddle to the floor for it to start. When I parked it the engine would shutter between idle and full throttle.

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Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago
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Hello, my name is***** the check engine light on? Did problem only happen twice or does it always happen? thanks.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I believe the check engine light is burnt out. I had only twice the starting problem. The last time it did not want to start is when the engine would not run smoothly to and from work. 30 miles + one way.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
The engine running rough was after the second time it would not start. And it happened on the way to work. The drive home I had to go full acceleration or deceleration for it not to act like it is missing. I drive through mountain terrain on I40 between Cookeville and Crossville TN. So there are a lot of up and down terrain.
Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

Lets start by checking diagnostic codes which you can have done at your local parts store for free. Then write down codes and let me know what they are. Thanks.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I can do that tomorrow as I do have a laptop scanner.
Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

Ok, I'll talk to you then. Thanks!

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Besides I parked it because I did not want to further any possible damage to the engine. :) The engine was running very rough with slight acceleration or deceleration.
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank you
Buick Mechanic: Dan, Technician replied 2 years ago

Without knowing codes I'd say check every cylinder for good spark but checking codes is probably the easiest first step. Keep me updated, thanks.

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