Having problems with your 1987 Buick Century ?

My Buick Century with a 2.5L is stalling at lights and stop signs. when restarted and put in drive it stalls and won't stay running? Any help?

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 15-01-2018

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The TCC solenoid in the transmission needs to be replaced. This is a common problem that requires removal of the side cover of the transmission. You can unplug the wires at the front of the transmission and drive it until you get it fixed but you will not have over- drive lock- up convertor. This will result a drop in fuel mileage,
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