I have a 1987 firebird (which I factory bought back in 87), and it has
just a little better than 90,000 Km.'s The problem I have is
# 1, it is somewhat not starting like it did when I bought it. Seems
to start like a car with a carburator, it turns, and turns and turns
and then finally, slowly starts. When I first got the car, it cranked
maybe 2-3 times, then brrrrummm...it started nicely.
# 2, when the car is Warmed up, it runs great, in city or Hwy, but
occasionally it will stall at stopsigns / stoplights. When this first
happened I plugged a code reader in, and got a MAF sensor error. Being
that the car is stored in winter (in my garage), I remove the battery
every season, and, of course, the code is no longer there.
I tried cleaning the MAF sensor with brake cleaner, and blew it dry
with my compressor (as recommended by a mechanic), but the car still
stalls on occasion. Today, I was waiting for a train, and it was
idling nicely, but when I pushed the gas to go once the train left.
The car stalled on me.
ARE THESE two problems related to one another? What is this groups
opinion of what may be wrong? It's been a LOOONG time that this
problem has been there, I know that this particular car has a history
of MAF sensor problems, and I don't want to replace a $ 150.00 MAF
sensor, if it won't do any good. Will a new sensor have the "old"
flaws repaired, or am I still getting the same piece of junk? PLEASE
any advice will help. Don't hesitate to comment.