OK, I have a problem I can’t figure out.
2001 Buick Regal with approx 250,000 miles. 3.8L V6. Non supercharged It’s my son’s car. Used to be mine, I bought it with 19,000 on the clock.
The battery succumbed to the cold weather last Monday. On Tuesday, I put a new battery in, which itself now works fine. However, since then, the car refused to idle decently. It’ll idle right after startup, but once you put it in gear, it’ll die. When you start it, it seems to idle normally, you can let it warm up a bit and it’ll settle down to about 900 rpm. BUT! Once you put it in gear, it’ll stumble and die.
This problem started after battery replacement, so I have to wonder if it’s somehow related to that. It ran fine before the battery died. I checked everything over thoroughly, and visually everything looks OK. No loose wires or hoses, etc.;
Today is the first time I’ve had to work on it since the new battery, so I thought I’d get it out there. I’m getting ready to go put a scan tool on it and will report back with those results.
I’s appreciate any ideas you guys may have.