On a 2000 lesabre 3800 engine seems to vibrate slightly at Ideal, but at
about 2000 RPM the vibration seems to cycle smooth to rough about 3 times a
minute going down the highway. It causes a minor shudder of the car. It
still has plenty of power and gets good gas milage.
Any Ideas what it might be? I have and an extended warranty on the engine &
drive train. The car hasd 69K miles on it.
Then it's most likely the other end of the equation - the
sensor(s) or packs are sending the MAF bad or inconsistent
info or not firing 100% of the time.
Q: does it run rough when pressed - like it's bogging down, or
is it more of a hit the gas and not enough happens(starving
When you press the accelerator down the engine revs very quickly no
hesitation whether in gear or in neutral. This seems to happen or be more
pronounced at a constan RPM and load. When the MAS was changed the dealer
did a fuel injector cleaning procedure and I noticed that the gas mileage
dropped 1 or 2 mpg. Is it possible that the O2 sensor may have been damaged
& is now failing?
Start off simple. Inspect your plugs and wires. Make sure your wires
arent arching and are within spec on their resistance. Make sure there
is no unusual build up or discoloration of your plugs. Also make sure
they are in the right order. You never said the mileage or I missed it.
Make sure your cooling system isnt leaking as well. If all of that turns
out ok check your coils then your ignition module and your crank sensor.
You can also check the balance of your injectors to see if they are
spraying evenly and check the ecm side to see if they are being pulsed.
It takes a lot to make a 3800 run rough. The things run damn near as
smooth on 2 cylinders as they do on 6.
sounds like ignition wires or coil and module check the wires at the
for rust or corrosion only take 1 wire at a time so you don't cross them
with the engine off you don't want to check them with the engine
running due to the high power coils will shock you.you can try to power
brake slightly to put a load on the vehicle or spray water and listen
water will make it more noticeable
I went back to the tire dealer the front tires were out of balance a 1/2 oz
of each side and they replaced one front tire. About 1/3rd of the center rib
of that tire was not straight was out (squiggly) about 1/2 inch. So maybe
that was it. I still need to test it on the road to see.
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