1995 Pontiac Bonneville SE, 3.8L, Automatic, no turbo or supercharger, 106k miles
- Can't get past 2k rpms while in drive
- Runs super rough while in any gear
- Tries to die when shifted from park
- Has a CEL
What I've done:
- Sparkplugs and wires just done a few thousand miles ago
- Cleaned the EGR when I did the Sparkplugs as it would shake at like 2k rpms, so when using cruise control at 75mph it would shake, as it was at 2k rpms
- Disconnected and swapped out the Throttle Position Sensor with one that I know works, no change
- Disconnected the MAF, ran worse
- Replaced fuel filter (inline)
- Replaced waterpump
- Air filter was "clean", bit dirty, needs replaced, but wasn't clogged
Things On My List:
- Fuel Pump
- Clogged Cat
- Crank Sensor?
- EGR valve
So previously (according to my brother who has no mechanical skills what soever) the car was running rough, lacked power, and would like to try to die when stopping, and he'd have to give it some gas. This whole time the CEL was one, you'd think something would've clicked that a big orange light was on saying "check engine" and he would've called me, or taken it to the auto parts store and gotten it read, of course not. Then the waterpump fell off, as he pulled into his driveway, he said it was making some noise then he found the pulley in the driveway, sent him a pulley diagram, "it'* the crankshaft pulley", I shat a brick, till he sent me a picture of it lol. (we live an hour apart), the whole shaft sheared off, [pics](http://imgur.com/a/ncxtu
). So that'* why I replaced the pulley, after it had sat for a month or so, as I had no time in my schedule to go up and replace it. And now I'm trying to find out what in the hell is making it run like *shoot* lol.
Now the CEL is still on, but there'* absolutely no way it could make it to the auto parts store to get it read. I've posted an ad, and looked on Craigslist to have someone read the codes, offering $20, which my city is about 8miles x 12 miles, so not like it'd be more than a gallon or two of gas, and it'* $2/gal, so would be a minimum of like $15 in pocket for the guy, which I thought would've been fair. Though I believe it is OBD 1.5 which only some OBD 2 scanners can read? (Read it from some forums)
I have a 1998 Intrigue with the 3.8L that I can use to test parts, that'* where I got the TPS from. So any parts I would like to test, I could just swap, and at worst have to replace a gasket. Though when I did the TPS swap my brother started the *dang* thing and I hadn't plugged i the TPS (the hood was open!), so now the intrigue'* CEL is on! And I think you can only get them cleared by a scanner, so a trip to the LAPS is going to be done tomorrow, *dang* kids lol.
[Video of it running](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Qtn...ature=youtu.be