car don't stay running

10

Asked by Oct 08, 2013 at 09:19 PM about the 1990 Pontiac 6000 4 Dr LE Sedan

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Start Pontiac 6000 and it quits, start it and quits, won't idol. If leave it sit for a while it will start and runs great! We drive it a couple of days and it will do it again. Help! My mechanic is puzzled! This car is a great car but its just started this, maybe 4 times.

3 Answers

105

Sounds like bad gas. I'd put some sea foam or something in it and try that. If thats not it, I'd Check the alternator and the fuel filter. Hope that helps

7,545

Is it the 6 cylinder? These engines had a problem with fuel injectors shorting-out when hot. When the injectors cool down, the electrical resistance will increase again, and the engine computer will re-enable the injector driver. It's a safety built into the computer. Have a mechanic check the injectors with an Ohm Meter. They should all be about the same. If any show a lower resistance, replace the injector(s). If I remember correctly, a good resistance is about 11.9 to over 12 ohms.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
Best Answer
10

Thanks! usually though, I have only driven the car about a mile and then shut off. Then in a little bit I go to start it and it will start and then quit..If I leave it sit for a while then start it and idol it fast then its good for 3 or 4 days??

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

6000

Looking for a Used 6000 in your area?

CarGurus has 1 nationwide 6000 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Search Pontiac 6000 Questions

Pontiac 6000 Experts

#1 sasser13
sasser13
Reputation 110
#2 littlehorn
littlehorn
Reputation 70
#3 Goodwrench707
Goodwrench707
Reputation 50
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Pontiac Grand Prix
30 Great Deals out of 2,863 listings starting at $1,600
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,183 listings starting at $1,599

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.