Why is my 88 Firebird stalling?

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Asked by Jul 01, 2013 at 08:10 PM about the 1988 Pontiac Firebird STD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I was driving on the freeway my oil gauge was fluctuating and i heard a pop and a cloud
of white smoke blew out the rear. Then my car began to jerk and make noise around
the clutch. I pulled over and found nothing blown or leaking everything was ok, it starts
up easy, shifts fine and the oil gauge was normal. I got back on the freeway and when i
reached 60-70 mph it jerked and stalled. I drove today to replicate the noise just to pin
point where it's coming from it was fine on the freeway. I got into the streets and my
temperature reached the middle and in third gear my car stalled.

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What engine do you have? Mine 87 with 5.0 carb, had problem with carb and fuel pumps. Both pumps were almoust dead and my carb was full with s**t. Cleaned it, repaired pumps and it runs good now. Although I didn't have any problems with oil gauge..

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I have the 2.8 Multi Port Fuel Injection i'm noticing now that after it runs and heats up it would stall even around 3 gear. It won't start up right away and I would have to let it cool for awhile before it does.

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I learned that my problem was heat related because when ever my car warmed up it would shut off in any gear. Eventually it wouldn't start up at all. Thanks to a couple online sources it made it easier for me to figure out what was happening to my car and I found out I had a bad Ignition Module. All you really need to figure this out is a Chilton DIY handbook, a test light, and a multimeter that checks for resistance. http://www.badasscars.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id =289/prd289.htm http://www.carsdirect.com/car-repair/how-to-tell-if-you-have-a-faulty- ignition-coil

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