Re: Weird problem with Sable 97 LS (Duratech)
DNB <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> the problem is following:
> I was driving in the city and make a stop to buy some beer for a
> weekend. I returned to the car within 5 min (i.e it was still worm)
> tried to start. it started OK. I shifted the clutch to D - the motor
> stalled. The CE and the Oil level lights came on. I turned the key to
> Off, waited for 10 sec and tried again- The same story. When the clutch
> was in the "D" position the engine was running for a few seconds but
> the RPM was pretty low (sometimes below 500 rpm) and unstable. I am
> under impression that the engine is working against something stiff.
> Then waited for 10 min, started the engine and shifted the clutch to
> and then to "D". It worked. It's been 3 days my car is occasionally
> doing this. The oil level is OK - the first thing I did after it
> happened the first time I drove to the oil changers. I checked the ATF
> no smell and the color is OK. The ATF level is OK either.
> The guy who changed oil said it might be moisture in the fuel lines.
> Does it make any sense? What else might it be?
CE and OIl lights came on because engine stalled.
And engine might have stalled due to a stiff or dirty Idle Speed Control
also note if you have hesitation when starting up from stoplight or
sign... would be a dirty Mass Air Flow sensor.
Other possibility is leaky injector or fuel pressure regulator.
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!