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Old 10-25-2006, 01:25 AM   #1
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1992 buick century

Year: 1992
Make: Buick
Model: Century
Engine / Size: 3.3
Transmission Type: Automatic

This car is evil right now. When starting out, the car starts fine, and after around 20 minutes the car dies. And wont restart until...it cools off. help.
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Old 10-25-2006, 02:27 AM   #2
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well it could be a couple things but the most common related problem that i have seen that is brought upon when the engine heats up, much like fords early model TFI ignition modules, after driving for half hour on a hot day it would die and you couldnt get goin again till it cooled off, i would recommend havin a professional test it so that you won't be chasing the problem by throwing parts at it, have you ever had your ignition module replaced?
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Old 10-25-2006, 01:38 PM   #3
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definitely sounds like an ignition module. i, too, would recommend getting it tested.
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Old 10-25-2006, 11:01 PM   #4
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Thank you for such a fast response.

My husband said he's going to replace that ignition module himself. ( He never likes to take cars to the shop, for some reason).

I'll keep updated..

Thanks again!!!
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:23 PM   #5
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Thank you all.

It was the crankshaft sensor. I'm personally amazed that such a tiny piece could cause so many problems!! But it runs great now! You are all so nice.

Take care.
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Old 11-15-2006, 09:26 PM   #6
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Actually, I should amend my last post to say: it doesn't run "great", it just runs. At least it works!
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Old 11-16-2006, 03:56 PM   #7
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Thank you all.

It was the crankshaft sensor. I'm personally amazed that such a tiny piece could cause so many problems!! But it runs great now! You are all so nice.

Take care.
It's good to see some members who ask questions come back and let us know the outcome!
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:03 PM   #8
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Thank you all.

.... You are all so nice.

Take care.

hahaa! she said we're nice!!!!!? just didnt give us enough time.
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Old 11-16-2006, 04:11 PM   #9
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hahaa! she said we're nice!!!!!? just didnt give us enough time.
We're nice enough really....it just takes a bit of work on their (n00bs) part, too!
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Old 11-16-2006, 05:53 PM   #10
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We're nice enough really....it just takes a bit of work on their (n00bs) part, too!

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