Car Engine Died Rome NY

In this article the Honest Mechanic answers questions from a car owner with engine problems. This person’s car engine has died and he can’t seem to figure out why. Read on and find out what kind of advice this car owner gets so that if you’re ever stuck with a car with a dead engine in Rome you’ll know just what to do.

Local Companies

Crowe's Service Station
(315) 737-5576
3002 Mohawk Street
Sauquoit, NY
Tallman''s Tire & Auto Serv
(315) 736-2442
5176 Commercial Dr
Utica, NY
Albany Body Works
315-724-1491
737 Jay St
Utica, NY
Garys Auto Parts Inc Main Store
(315) 474-5337
651 Fitch Street
Oneida, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
4942 Commercial Dr
Yorkville, NY
Bianco's Service Station
(315) 732-8020
274 South Street
Utica, NY
Moore''s Whol Tire Sales
(315) 733-0458
807 Broad St
Utica, NY
Midas Auto Service Experts
(315) 732-5425
1 Parkside Ct
Utica, NY
Mozdzen Auto
315-735-8830
912 Bleecker St
Utica, NY
Safelite Auto Glass
(888) 820-2558
616 Plant St
Utica, NY

Provided by:

Reader Question I have a 1991 Buick Regal w/3800 engine. Slight intermittent problem w/wanting to quit while driving over past couple of months, but today when I started it, it caught then immediately died. Now won't start at all - won't even try to fire. Turns over strong. Doesn't seem to have jumped time.

Code said cam sensor problem, so I replaced, but no luck.

I can hear the fuel pump like normal when I turn the key on, runs for couple secs, then quiet like normal. But the weird thing is when I'm done trying to start it, the pump will run for maybe 15 more seconds, plus maybe sounds a little more free-wheeling than normal.

I loosened the fuel line fitting at the engine. No fuel came out until I turned the key on, then fairly steady stream running from the fitting.

Could this be a weak fuel pump (replaced w/after market unit about 2 years ago)?

BTW, vehicle has always had an issue of dying at intersections intermittently - typically I just shift into neutral now.

Also, perpetual check engine light. If I remember the code has always been the cam sensor - I have replaced it before w/no change.

Also, oil leak somewhere above the CAM sensor, or front seal leak.

Also, would stall out right after filling up, so I replaced the fuel tank / canister purge valve about 2 weeks ago, which fixed the problem.

Also, had just put gas in it an driven it 100 miles before it died. Had been sitting maybe an hour, but wouldn't start even after completely cold.

Also, new after market injectors and pressure regulator about 2 years ago, cleaned tank, etc. (old gas issue).

Thanks for your help. Great advice from what I've seen.

Bob

Hey there Bob.

I would really like to know if you have spark at the spark plugs and if you have injector "pulse" before I really felt comfortable telling you to replace anything, but checking both of those items can be a little tricky without the proper tools.

SOOOOOOO, if you just want my best sitting behind my computer screen GUESS…..I would replace the crankshaft position sensor first and pray.

To read the full article, visit Myhonestmechanic.com
Related Articles
- Car Engine Does Not Start Rome NY
Find out what to do if you have a car that just will not start. This article deals with that very problem. The Honest Mechanic gives some helpful advice to a car owner trying to get his 1992 Mercury Tracer Station Wagon running.
- Car Engine Low On Oil Rome NY
- Car Engine Knocking Noise Rome NY
- Car Engine Misfires Rome NY
- Car Engine Dies While Driving Rome NY
- Car Engine Dies Randomly Rome NY
- Car Engine Just Cranks Rome NY
- Car Engine Malfunction Rome NY
- Car Engine Dies Rome NY
- Automatic Transmission Slipping Rome NY