1991 cutless calais

Asked by May 14, 2018 at 10:13 AM about the 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais S Coupe FWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My car is a 1991 cutless calais with a
2.5 it was dieing out now and then but
will start up a few min after so i
thought fule pump was going out well
it died and would not start up again
checked fuses and fuse was blown
pulled power from pump still blows
fuse so i left power off pump pulled
relay still blows fuse as soon as i turn
key what do i do next please help

1 Answer

Check the solenoid switch on the transmission. I believe it locks up the torque converter. When you get up to about 45 mph the torque converter locks up for better fuel mileage. It supposed to unlock when you slow down. When the switch fails, it causes a stall as you slow down. A quick way to check is to unplug the switch and car should not stall when slowing down but can run rough with poor gas mileage. The switch is not expensive. Owned a Celebrity and a Cutlass Ciera wagon, both had this problem. Good luck.

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