Just purchased a beat up '91 Regal with the 3800 motor. Mechanically, the
car is sound, just needs some new rubber and shocks.
The owner told me that it had an intermittent problem with starting,
specifically that when the car is warm (assumed when it is warm from
driving) that it won't start.
I have since found that the car has the following problems:
1. When idling (found while checking A/C pressures) will die with no
warning or expectation.
2. If car is warm (whether from driving or just sitting in the August sun)
it will more than likely not start.
3. Once engine is warm to driving temperature, it will more than likely
stall as in incident 1 above, even while accelerating. The motor just
What to do? Could this simply be an instance of a bad coil pack? The
motor has 161K on it. I just replaced air filter (was pretty dirty), pcv
(was completely burnt), plugs and wires are obviously a recent addition.
Thanks in advance for your help!