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Old 07-19-2006, 05:50 PM   #1
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I was driving to work today and my car stalled. Luckily I was only a few blocks from home. The car started dinging and the check guages light came on and the oil pressure guage was all the way down. I couldn't get it restarted at first. I checked the oil, it was about 2 quarts low. After about 10 minutes it started and ran fine. I got it home and took the truck to work and started the car again when I got home about 5 hours later and it seems fine. Any ideas what'* up with that? I just changed the oil about 1 month ago, and I don't think I have a leak. The car is hard to start sometimes, sometimes it takes two or three turns of the key. Battery is only a few months old, new plugs, new wires, and replaced one coil. I think the alternator is going, but could that be the problem? Battery holds it charge while driving, so I don't know what is going on. Had the charging system checked like three times, and one reading said the alternator was weak.
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Do you get blue exgaust wehn you first start the car; as in when the engine is cold?
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Where does your oil pressure gauge sit at idle?

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No blue smoke.
Oil pressure guage sits between 40 and 80, a little closer to the 40 side. The battery guage sits just short of the 14 volt.
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Drove fine all week, then died on Sunday. Problem solved-fuel pump. $280 with parts & labor and she'll be good as new. Should have her back tomorrow.
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Drove fine all week, then died on Sunday. Problem solved-fuel pump. $280 with parts & labor and she'll be good as new. Should have her back tomorrow.
Get the old parts back from them!
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Why get the old parts?
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OK, so I'm missing something here...

Didn't you say that your oil was down 2 quarts? What was the deal there? Or was there no problem there?
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Drove fine all week, then died on Sunday. Problem solved-fuel pump. $280 with parts & labor and she'll be good as new. Should have her back tomorrow.
Glad you got it fixed. I had a problem with my 95 randomly stalling that turned out to be a bad PCM (computer). Just something to think about if the problem returns. The 94 & 95 Bonnevilles are prone (I think) to computer problems.
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Drove fine all week, then died on Sunday. Problem solved-fuel pump. $280 with parts & labor and she'll be good as new. Should have her back tomorrow.
Glad you got it fixed. I had a problem with my 95 randomly stalling that turned out to be a bad PCM (computer). Just something to think about if the problem returns. The 94 & 95 Bonnevilles are prone (I think) to computer problems.
On #3 here( finally got a good one )... And I still carry a Trunk PCM on trips

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