Stalling issue - 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.

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-06-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
Senior Member
Posts like a Supercharger
Thread Starter
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: San Jacinto, CA
Posts: 155
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TheEngineer is on a distinguished road
Default Stalling issue

This just started last night. My wife was driving home and on 3 occassions, the lights started dimming and no matter how hard she pushe the gas, it would do nothing. Then suddenly it would surge back to life for a little bit before doing it again. I took it out after she got home and almost immediately it started doing it. I tried to limp it home and it stalled and would not start again. I pushed it home and tried it again about an hour later. It ran, poorly, for about 30 seconds before dying. Now it won't start at all. I checked fuel pressure in the daylight today and it was at about 6 psi, way too low. I turned the key to on where the fuel pump should prime the system and not only did the pressure not change, there was no sound from the pump. At this time I'm 95% certain it is the pump that went to hell, but I just want to verify that there isn't a common relay or resistor or something that fails with any regularity.

This is a 1996 Bonneville SE with about 250k miles, usually runs great. Tune up about 5k miles ago, no check engine light, even when it is in the process of stalling.
TheEngineer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 05:30 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
Posts: 104
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
TDS-94SSEi is on a distinguished road

You may want to check your connections at the positive battery cable just for piece of mind. I've had some stalling troubles, and in my case they were due to corrosion in and around the cable ends. Caused stalling and occasional no-start.

Not enough volts will cause all sorts of wierd things to happen with these cars.
TDS-94SSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-07-2008, 06:23 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: CT
Posts: 2,099
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
SSEBONNE4EVA is on a distinguished road
Default stall

6 psi at the rail is a problem with the filter, fuse, wiring or pump itself. My 90 has a fuel pump test connector near the positive batt terminal. Not sure where the 96 is.
If its an original pump it could have seen better days, but its best to test it out.
SSEBONNE4EVA is offline   Reply With Quote

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
funky rpm issue/ stalling gojo83 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 3 01-17-2013 08:42 AM
Stalling Issue (FIXED) Neverdone General GM Chat 18 01-11-2013 10:13 AM
Hard start/stalling issue MouSe 2000-2005 5 05-17-2010 09:12 PM
'96 Bonneville stalling, is it the exploding manifold issue? Scorpner 1992-1999 3 11-26-2007 01:46 PM
Stalling issue.. SSEimatt93 1992-1999 16 01-04-2004 04:01 AM

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 12:46 AM.

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 and affiliated sites.