3.8l engine, 120k miles, new tranny, new VSS.
It stalled a couple of times last fall. It was too sporradic, so I
avoided the big dealer finding fees. In the winter, it ran solid.
In the spring it stalled again a couple of times and as the months
progressed, so did the problem. This weekend was determined to deal
with it and need some suggestions as to what I should look for:
While driving on the freeway (humid, warm weather conditions) the car
will just cut out without any warning. No acceleration, deceleration
detected.. just cut out. At that time, I throw it into neutral, let
it coast for about 30 seconds and it starts up again, by the 3rd
In the city, I have happened it as well. No particular gear. Hasn't
done it on hard acceleration. Only light tapping and coasting.
It only cuts out when the engine is well warmed up.
I ran it once on idle for over an hour and it held on.
I am suspectinng some electrical problem with the increased
temperature since I read numerous testimonies on the TFI flaw.
Also, I read in another posting that added pressure in the tank could
be the problem (but highly unlikely, since w/out decompressing the
tank it starts shortly after) This car has had a venting flaw since
day 1. During warm/hot weather, pressure builds up in the tank.
Any help would be appreciated.