Engine stalls


#1

'90 Olds Cutlass Ciera, auto, 3.3L V-6. Starts, runs, revs high & strong, not rough or stumbling at idle, but stalls immediately when put into gear. I suspected fuel filter and changed it. Discharge from old one was filthy, but new one did not solve stalling problem.


#2

If it has auto idle speed control.That should be adjusted to middle range.


#3

Thanks for the reply. It’s got an idle air speed motor, but it doesn’t seem to be adjustable. Idle sounds about right, not too fast or slow.


#4

when was the last time it had plugs, wires, filter?

at this age i would think the throttle linkage and carb would be all gunked/gummed up. try a can of carb choke cleaner and clean up the intake and linkage (both in and outside the carb)