1996 olds 98 - lots of stalling


#1

Hi there, I’m new here so I don’t know how questions are usually asked but here I go…

My Olds 98 has been having a very annoying problem and it’s only been getting worse and worse as of late…

Ever since day one my car has always stalled while idling at a red light (in drive, in park it didn’t really stall), well just a couple of weeks ago, if my tank fell below 1/4 it would stall repeatedly as if it were out of gas, and it has only been getting worse from there, stalling constantly at 1/2, 3/4… And now today I am at a full tank of gas and I stalled about 6 times on my street, it’s completely embarassing and I’m really close to just driving it off of a cliff.

Occasionally I would be able to “revive” it on the highway if I pump the gas aggressively, but that just delays the inevitable for about 10 seconds. Also, the noise it makes as it’s stalling (and as I’m pumping the gas pedal) is a loud chirping noise, I’m not sure if the 2 are related but sometimes my car would also jerk back for a split second driving 70mph or more, and it’d send make my (digital) speedometer go haywire.

I should also mention that I had a previous problem where my back tired exploded causing a ton of wires near the back of my car (and near the gas tank) to rip apart.


#2

You need to get a fuel pressure tester on it to see what the fuel pressure is. Sure sounds like you have a faulty fuel pump or fuel regulator. Other things it could be would be the idle air control, crank sensor, computer, etc.