Originally Posted by jb84
shadetree said his car would take 5-7 mins to crank after it quit mine takes more like 30 mins to crank
If I did not attempt to crank the car after it stalled until after 5-7 minutes passed, it would start. If it did not start after 5-7 minutes, I would wait another 5-7 before attempting to crank.
If I tried to crank right after it stalled and continuing to crank, without any waiting time, it could easily take 30 minutes before it would fire. And then when it finally started it would stall more often.
One reason I decided to not crank and crank, until it would start, is because I didn't want to wear down the battery. And I didn't want to wait the longer time getting going again. (Quite a few college students have helped me to get it off the road 4 or 5 times. THANKS!!)
It'* such a pleasure driving my car again after a year and a half of dealing with the stalling. Tried the obvious and cheap, oxygen sensor and relays. Had an auto repair shop tell me it was the radiator...NOT! Lots of free advice suggesting ignition module, coil pack, fuel pump, fuel filter (first thing I changed), MAP sensor and fuel sock. Fortunately I was led to the crankshaft positioning sensor before wasting a lot of money. Whew!
Thanks internet. What finally led me to the crankshaft positioning sensor was a search I did which led to forums discussing the issue: "My 1992 Buick Century keeps stalling."