Car stalls out

Asked by Jun 06, 2018 at 04:06 PM about the 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car starts and runs but I have to use the
brake and gas method and then if I stop it
dies on me it runs for a while and then I'll
shut off after about an hour or so like if it's
not getting any more gas I change the
distributor cap distributor thing that's
underneath that spark plugs fuel pump the
mechanical fuel pump...could it be the
carburetor or did I mess it up by putting an
electric pump in ??

2 Answers


Did you test for a vacuum leak?


Check for clogged catalytic converter. Do this test at night start vehicle and let idle for about 5 - 10 min then look under vehicle at converter if it starts to turn cherry red converter needs to be replaced.

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