my car starts and runs but when i give it gas it dies

Asked by Oct 15, 2013 at 10:09 PM about the 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4 Dr STD Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers

am going to suggest that it is your fuel pressure regulator at fault here~ test it with some suction to see if the fuel pressure increases....check to make sure the vacuum is operating the diaphragm....and finally replace it once it's found to be defective....there aren't any OBD-II codes for these...you have to manually test them~

19,045

plugged catalytic converter ? no that's an oxymoron,how about fuel filter, get under the hood and do some tests,do a WOT while emitting fuel see if revs .up fuel pressure at the Schrader .check! my guess is fuel pump failing

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
31,855

Putting vacuum on the fuel pressure regulator will decrease fuel pressure, not increase it.

nice to know that~

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • no power 8 answers

    Greetings I have an olds cutlass with the original rocket 350 2bbl. It starts fine and runs ok but if you give it gas in gear it will stall or if going up hill it will slow down no passing gear it wil...

    1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1978 olds cutlass 2 answers

    car starts then dies, if I keep the gas pedal pressed it will stay on, as soon as I release it dies

    1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • I have a 97 Olds Cutlass 3.1 and it will crank when I spray gas on intake but then it dies. I've already changed the fuel pump. Help! 6 answers

    Already replaced the fuel pump. Only cranks with gas sprayed on intake.

    1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 4 Dr STD Sedan

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • WHAT IS THE TRANSMITION SIZE AND THE MOTOR SPECS 7 answers

    I OWN A 78 CUTLASS..looking to bring it back to life.THERE ARE NO MARKINGS SHOWING MOTOR INFO OR TRANSMITION DETAIL. JUST THE VIN. # INDICATES IT HAS A 260 V8 2 BL CARB

    1978 Oldsmobile Cutlass

    -

    General

  • car dies when stomping on gas 11 answers

    i have a 89 olds cut. sup. with a 3.1L in it. it sat for around 4 to 5 years. i started it once to twice a month. now i want to drive it on the road. it starts up great idles great and runs great as l...

    1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Cutlass

Looking for a Used Cutlass in your area?

CarGurus has 124 nationwide Cutlass listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Oldsmobile Cutlass Questions

UK Questions

Are you a UK consumer? CarGurus now has a discussion forum in the UK.

Oldsmobile Cutlass Experts

#1 F_O_R
F_O_R
Reputation 140
#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 140
#3 bluRAYwhale
bluRAYwhale
Reputation 90
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
17 Great Deals out of 1,644 listings starting at $2,990
Used Chevrolet Impala
896 Great Deals out of 34,996 listings starting at $1,700
Used Chevrolet Camaro
434 Great Deals out of 40,538 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Mustang
561 Great Deals out of 42,444 listings starting at $1,699
Used Chevrolet Caprice
163 listings starting at $20,000
Used Buick Regal
142 Great Deals out of 11,642 listings starting at $1,450
Used BMW 7 Series
155 Great Deals out of 5,587 listings starting at $3,299
Used Chevrolet Corvette
281 Great Deals out of 20,407 listings starting at $3,688
Used Chevrolet Suburban
555 Great Deals out of 19,255 listings starting at $1,964