Gave someone a jump, now sometimes stalls at idle - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 08-30-2011, 01:01 AM   #1
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default Gave someone a jump, now sometimes stalls at idle

Is this what I get for being a good Samaritan?

The day after the hurricane hit us, I gave someone in a Toyota a jump start. It took a few cranks on their end, but the other engine came back to life. He disconnected his cables and left.

Now, here'* the thing: sometimes, when I'm in first gear, moving forward with my foot off the pedals, the car stalls. It doesn't die like flipping a switch, but there'* just enough time to see and hear the RPM'* drop down to zero as it dies (or press the gas to save it). Re-starts quickly.

I haven't noticed any other electrical issues, like a low voltmeter or slow cranking.
SignOfZeta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
-- SITE DONATOR --
True Car Nut
 
ymmot04's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 4,638
Thanked 5 Times in 4 Posts
ymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of lightymmot04 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Hmm... my guess would be you may have damaged one of your sensors while jump starting him, or perhaps just a fluke it went out at the same time. One of the gear heads should know which sensor causes those symptoms.
ymmot04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 06:19 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
2k2cse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 2,112
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
2k2cse has a spectacular aura about2k2cse has a spectacular aura about
Default

Sounds more or less like a fluke. You should check your fuel pressure regulator to make sure its not leaking. If it does have something to do with the jump, it could be the crankshaft position sensor.
2k2cse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default

I'm thinking it may be a fluke. It'* behaving much better ever since I filled the gas tank this morning. The FPR is new, so I suppose I'll go find a fuel pressure tester. It wouldn't surprise me if the pump'* finally hit retirement age.
SignOfZeta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 06:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
2k2cse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Newfoundland, Canada
Posts: 2,112
Thanked 18 Times in 17 Posts
2k2cse has a spectacular aura about2k2cse has a spectacular aura about
Default

That could be it too.
2k2cse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2011, 08:09 PM   #6
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
wakefieldl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: dekalb illinois
Posts: 1,916
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wakefieldl is on a distinguished road
Default

might just be a strange coincidence..if thats the original pump i wouldnt be suprised at all
wakefieldl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 06:10 PM   #7
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Thread Starter
 
SignOfZeta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: New Milford, CT
Posts: 2,284
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
SignOfZeta has a spectacular aura aboutSignOfZeta has a spectacular aura about
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by wakefieldl View Post
might just be a strange coincidence..if thats the original pump i wouldnt be suprised at all
That it is. I last pressure-checked it years ago and it was on the low side of normal. Think it'* worth changing the fuel filter first? The current one has only one year/45,000 miles on it.

If it ends up being the pump, do you know if I need to order tank straps or other accessories, gaskets, and whatnot?
SignOfZeta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-01-2011, 07:46 PM   #8
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
wakefieldl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: dekalb illinois
Posts: 1,916
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
wakefieldl is on a distinguished road
Default

first off make sure you only have 1/8th tank of gas in it lol

i dont really think youll need anything other than the pump and a filter
wakefieldl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-02-2011, 09:02 AM   #9
DINOSAURUS BOOSTUS

Expert Gearhead
 
BillBoost37's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Enfield, CT
Posts: 41,391
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
BillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of lightBillBoost37 is a glorious beacon of light
Default

Retighten your battery cables. And if you haven't replaced them yet..

Smack yourself.
BillBoost37 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2011, 04:22 PM   #10
Retired Senior Admin

Expert Gearhead
 
Danthurs's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Sheboygan Wisconsin
Posts: 29,661
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Danthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to allDanthurs is a name known to all
Default

I'm with Bill. Look at what was touched. The cable ends. I little wiggle and it'* loose.
Danthurs is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
93 Bonneville SSE sometimes stalls in rush hour traffic twotimeskc 1992-1999 2 02-05-2006 06:19 PM
89 LE: Car sometimes stalls when shifting to drive Punkrulz 1987-1991 15 05-24-2005 06:51 PM
sometimes you feel like a n00b, sometimes you dont toastedoats General GM Chat 13 05-15-2005 02:20 AM
All Gave Some, Some Gave All MOS95B Lounge 9 11-11-2004 06:52 PM
Over Drive....sometimes yes, sometimes no Tamara 1992-1999 6 02-04-2003 09:42 AM


Tags
alternator, battery, die, electrical, jump start, stall

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:01 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.