not running smoothly

Asked by Jun 19, 2017 at 08:43 PM about the Cadillac DeVille

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

have 90  coupe deville.  ran fine when stored in dec. with full tank of gas and
injector cleaner added.  came out in april keeps acting like it wants to stall out
and even does once in awhile.  mechanic's had it more than i have and still
can't find the problem.  any input would be appreciated.

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76,885

If you can drive it long enough to use up the old gas, fill it up with Chevron gas and also add a bottle of Techron. Drive it for a while and hopefully your problems will clear up.

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Five months of storage is not that long. A full tank of gas will not go bad that quickly. That year Caddy had the 4.5 liter V8. The idle motors on those cars were notorious for failing. Either causing extremely high idle, idle low enough to stall. or a combination of both. Those cars still had a traditional cap and rotor ignition setup. Five months of damp storage can easily corrode the contacts.If the car runs well while driving but has a rough idle when sitting still in gear. Check the ignition system. If the car seems to run fine but just dies at idle especially in gear check the idle control motor.

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