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Old 06-30-2004, 12:53 AM   #1
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*Sighs* Just one more problem to add to the list. I have a 1989 Bonneville LE. When I turn on the car, it runs at about 1k RPM'* idling. When I shift to either Reverse or Drive, the RPM'* drop, and the car stutters, sometimes stalling... othertimes just sounding like it'* about to stall. After about 2 seconds, if it doesn't stall then it returns back normal.

What would be causing this?
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I'm gettin' the same thing now. And it takes me between 2 and 5 cranks to start the car. I cleaned the crapballs outta my TB, EGR and IAC. I changed the plugs, coil, ignition module, wires, temp sensor, air filter, and fuel pressure regulator. I'm thinking of changing out the IAC. Anyone else with suggestions?
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I'm not 100% on this, but I think I have tried this. What is this doing? Is it simulating an open IAC? I'll check this out tonight. Any other ideas if it dosen't fix my problem?
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Well for me when I'm shifting from park to reverse / drive, my foot is on the brake... so having my foot on the accelerator when shifting isn't the problem.
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I'm seeing the same problem, when I do get it started. When I shift it, she wants to stall. If I let her recover the rpms usually steady and I have no further problems.
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My 90 SE does the same thing, my friend was cracking up when my car did it because he said it let out a big puff of smoke, I was thinking leaky injectors or something. I correctly gapped my plugs(from .045 to .06) yesterday and it didn't do it this morning. TB and IAC was cleaned within the past 1k miles also.
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Changed the trans fluid this weekend and the Bonney starts right up now. You may want to check the fluid level and condition.
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