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1989 Buick Regal: 2.8L..V6..It runs great but it will simply stall…

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I have a 1989 Buick Regal 2.8L V6. It runs great but it will simply stall when you least expect it and then it may not start again for 5-40min but then it may stall again and the same, 5-40min of trying to start it again. It dose not matter if cold or hot. It may run fine for 1 or 2 weeks then it may give me stalling problems while driving or... Read full answer
I have a 1989 Buick Regal 2.8L V6. It runs great but it will simply stall when you least expect it and then it may not start again for 5-40min but then it may stall again and the same, 5-40min of trying to start it again. It dose not matter if cold or hot. It may run fine for 1 or 2 weeks then it may give me stalling problems while driving or not driving. It may not even stall, it may not start at all when you go to start it after 12 hours of it just sitting. I have had it in and checked and no error code's were reported. Fuel pressure is 38psi and steady. When I have taken it in I was able to drive it that day fine and was told that everything checked out good. He said he can find nothing wrong at all. But I still have this problem. When the car is hot it may or may not stall and then be hard to restart but it always restarts sooner or later, within an hour but it may stall again as quickly as 1 min later as I try to drive again. This may happen when the car is cold. It may happen and has been noticed to happen when the car is really wet, has been washed within the last 24 to 48 hours or if it has been raining out all day. I thought that was it but it also acts up when it is dry and has not been wet for a week. I thought dirty fuel injectors so I added injector cleaner but that has not solved this problem. I did add dry gas first off but that did not solve this. I have not had the car over 6 weeks. I bought it from a used car lot and because it has over 100,000 miles no warranty. I need to figure this out as it is making my driving life vary unpredictable. I hope you have some ideas. Thank you.

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It is all in my question. If something is not too hard to do I usually try to do it myself but otherwise I will have someone trainned do it.





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Sounds like an ignition coil problem.I would try picking one up and see if that solves your problem.I think it will-but if not -get back to me and I will try to help you.
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Customer reply replied 13 years ago
I don't understand, I thought an ignition coil only helps start the car, how can this be the solution to a stalling car? It is 90% of the time starting problem after stall.
Auto Mechanic: john, Auto, ATV, Sleds, Bikes, Tractors replied 13 years ago
THe ignition coil fires your spark plugs-no fire-no run- Many times when a coil warms up it will quit if it is going bad.
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