driveability problem 2000 buick 3800 - Page 2 - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Buick When starting new posts, please specify YEAR, MAKE, MODEL, ENGINE type, and whatever modifications you have made.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-11-2011, 03:38 PM   #11
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
edthead is on a distinguished road
Default

As of today, I claim victory
Happy
Veterans
Day
I decided to unplug sensors one unit at a time to see if they made any difference, as soon as I unplugged the new BWD $91 dollar maf from advanceauto, the car straightened right out. The actron scanner showed that this unit was functioning, I went back to advanced auto and bought a cardon brand maf, installed it and just like that, problem solved. Actron scanner reading shows a much more stable reading then the BWD maf.
Went back to advance auto to see about a refund on the BWD maf, but without the box and the original car maf as a core for the Cardon maf purchase, I wasn't able to get a refund on the BWD maf, so if you are tempted to by anything from BWD read the reviews, their maf'* seem to suck 10 purchased only 3 worked.
edthead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 03:49 PM   #12
Member
Posts like a V-Tak
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 52
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
SmoothCruising is on a distinguished road
Default

I know BWD'* ignition systems are a pretty good step up from OEM, It'* interesting to know they have an established record of hit-and-miss on manufacturing their MAF sensors. Every company has a bad one or two out of every thousand roll off the line, it'* statistics. However, if there'* a record of this happening the company needs to take a look at it.
SmoothCruising is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2011, 09:40 PM   #13
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Posts: 118
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Azimpulse is on a distinguished road
Default

This is a long shot, but not once did I read that the battery cables and terminals were cleaned. Also check the grounds and ground wires going to the negitive battery cable. Experience with VW'* has taught me to check those.
Also, not sure if these cars have one of these but is there a WOT sensor (Wide Open Throttle)? Only reason I ask is because VW uses these and on a mild to heavy throttle it will cause these same symptoms if the sensor is dirty or old.
I'm just throwing ideas out into the forum.
Azimpulse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2011, 07:58 AM   #14
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 8
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
edthead is on a distinguished road
Default

I forgot to thank many of you for your suggestions and ideas,
it helped this old man sort out this mess, of course I didn't tell you that since I was 19 I have been a mechanic, 20 years with the army, 2 1/2 with a civilian firm working on everything from semi'* to avis rent a cars, the last 16 I went back to school and got my associate degree for auto tech and now I help church members and family, free labor and they buy the parts. I'll try to monitor this site often to see if I can be a help to any one else
Thanks again for all your help
edthead is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Driveability issues 98 grand prix nickgoblue Pontiac 3 08-14-2015 04:03 PM
need help with tuning and driveability issues gojo83 Performance, Brainstorming & Tuning 1 10-24-2011 07:17 AM
P1361 with Driveability Issues Jondo_724 1992-1999 5 06-23-2005 12:23 AM
1993 Bonnie driveability issue - surging on light accel Blackstar 1992-1999 10 06-07-2003 10:37 PM


Tags
3800, bucks, driveability, jerks, stalls

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 03:29 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.