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Stalling!! Cranks but wont start!!

Old 06-16-2016, 08:29 PM
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Default Stalling!! Cranks but wont start!!

I have a 95 TBird 3.8 v6. I have replaced my distributor, spark plugs and wires. Changed fuel pump & fuel filer still my car stalls mostly while moving then cranks but won't start.. sometimes I get lucky others times I get screwed. My main prob is I can't figure out if it could be my ign coil overheating or maybe my air filter getting clogged.. I just don't know also when I drive in the rain the stalling happens more often or stays stalled. Any help?
Old 06-17-2016, 05:03 AM
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When it quits running, you might try giving the air cleaner a shot of carb/choke cleaner and see if it starts. If so , could be a fuel problem, but that can be affected by an electrical problem to the pump in the tank. The other thing you can try is to have someone crank the engine when it quits running and you check if spark is getting to the dist or plugs. If no spark , then go after the ign syst. Good possibility if coil is original that could be the problem.
If the air filter was a problem it would be present all the time.
Old 03-21-2017, 10:14 PM
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yep. hardest thing is that you can only diagnose when the problem happens and you are probably away from home at that time. So have to take tools with you in the car.
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