I've got a 1997 SE that stalls out every so often. So far, it'* done it at idle in neutral, 70 on the highway with the cruise on, when making a right turn, and at other unrelated times. Empty, half-full, or full tank. No check engine codes.
Tonight, I was idling at the McDonald'* drive through (central Connecticut, behind a burgundy SSE…*anyone we know?), when the engine started surging. The voltage was dropping from 14 to about 11 or 12. I gave it a little gas, the voltmeter perked up, the tach settled at idle (~800 RPM) and all was fine.
Still waiting in line about 20 seconds later, and I hear the ding-ding-ding sound that indicates "hey, your engine shut off." I turned the key, and the engine turned over but didn't start. It took about ten seconds of intermittent cranking and waiting to get it to crank back up, and it roughly came back to life.
Runs beautifully and smoothly otherwise (of course).
Now, I saw this old thread ("Stalling woes", http://www.gmforum.com/t224668/
) and thought that this might be related. The car is almost thirteen years old and is on its first fuel pump. Should I assume that this is fuel related?