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#4811017 - 07/11/18 08:29 AM Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
I took a stab in the dark and changed the fuel filter as it has never been changed. After doing some reading I now think it is probably a Crank Position Sensor issue.

Any thoughts or tips?
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#4811034 - 07/11/18 08:40 AM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/12/02
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Blinker fluid is probably low in the passenger side front.

I'd change that next.

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#4811042 - 07/11/18 08:45 AM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
ron350 Offline


Registered: 04/25/06
Posts: 281
Loc: Alabama
What year is this Regal?

How many times has it stopped running and how long does it take before it will restart?
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#4811063 - 07/11/18 08:59 AM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
fcjeep Offline


Registered: 02/03/16
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Loc: NY

I had a 3800 in a 1989 LeSabre. When my crank pos sensor went out it cranked but did not start.
When my mass airflow sensor went it would start, drive a little, stall and restart again and stall again.
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#4811064 - 07/11/18 09:01 AM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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Check the MAF sensor also on these, it can cause stalling, hard starting, grey smoke. Both sensors are very common failure points.

Edit: fcjeep had the same thought at the same time.


Edited by Trav (07/11/18 09:02 AM)
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#4811080 - 07/11/18 09:10 AM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
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My old 1990 Cutlass had a similar problem, crank sensor. PITA to replace.
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#4811116 - 07/11/18 09:35 AM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: Schmoe]
Trav Offline


Registered: 11/20/06
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It takes a big friggin impact gun to get the crank bolt off if its never been off before. I hit it with the 1" IR right off the bat and it rockets it off in seconds.
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#4811132 - 07/11/18 10:00 AM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
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What year is it?
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#4811166 - 07/11/18 10:33 AM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 03/17/08
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Loc: Michigan
2002

It stalls occasionally and usually starts right back up


Edited by ZZman (07/11/18 10:34 AM)
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#4811262 - 07/11/18 12:19 PM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
Rmay635703 Offline


Registered: 04/24/18
Posts: 81
Loc: Wisconsin
Mine did that an idled like cra it was a leaky cracked plastic intake.

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#4811296 - 07/11/18 12:46 PM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
ron350 Offline


Registered: 04/25/06
Posts: 281
Loc: Alabama
If it is a crankshaft position sensor you will only have so many stops before the sensor dies for good and leaves you stranded.

The next time it dies watch the tach and see if it works while you are trying to crank the car. With most bad CPS the tach will read lower than normal while cranking.
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#4811366 - 07/11/18 01:44 PM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
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Could be any number of things but if throwing the parts cannon at it a crank sensor would be my 1st choice.
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#4811424 - 07/11/18 02:35 PM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
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Loc: Ohio
Does it stall when you hit the turn signal?
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#4811574 - 07/11/18 05:16 PM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
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Registered: 12/15/06
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Loc: Milwaukee, WI.
I had a 3.8 (Grand Prix) that had a bad fuel pressure regulator. Easy to check, if you have fuel on the vacuum side it is bad. This vehicle would stall on long coasting conditions and long red lights. Always started right back up.
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#4811640 - 07/11/18 06:33 PM Re: Stalling issue with Buick Regal 3800 engine [Re: ZZman]
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Sure would help if it threw a code!
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