starting problem with 98 Regal GS
since i had to take the roommates car to work today, i figured i would help him with this issue.... it has been happening to him so long, he is accustomed to it, and it doesnt even bug him... it bugged the crap out of me!!
98 regal GS, 198k on original everything
problem: start car, runs PERFECT for 2-5 seconds, and then dies instantly like you turned the key off, no sputtering at all. start car again, runs for 2-5 seconds again, and then shuts off right away... this happens usually 3 to 5 times every morning. then all of a sudden it will run perfect the entire rest of the drive. might i add it only happens when the engine is cold.
edit: car had a CEL since it was purchased over a year ago, MAF.. code was cleared and it kept coming back. but the starting issue was not a problem back then. it has gradually gotten worse to the point that is now.
after just typing that edit, that has to be the problem, but arent MAF'* expensive