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Mar 14, 2001 (9:50 am)
Some people are in Edmunds only to cut down other Town Hall members. I am tired of seeing worthless responses like what adc100 wrote. It seems like no matter what you write, someone has something stupid to say.
Anyway, I hope your car is fixed.
Mar 14, 2001 (11:47 am)
Thanks blackgtp. :o)
#8 of 15 How did it work out?
Mar 15, 2001 (6:36 am)
So... did that seem to fix it. I hope so. Let us know.
#9 of 15 So far so good...
Mar 15, 2001 (9:31 am)
Hi. I have not had any stalling out problems since I got it fixed. So I am corssing my fingers that it is fixed.
#10 of 15 Chevy Beretta: engine stalling and rough idle
Mar 15, 2001 (5:12 pm)
I have a 1990 V6 3.1L automatic Beretta with 100K on it. At 90K after replacing an alternator, the engine started stalling under similar conditions as lawgrl21 describes in the first message here. With the exception that I could restart the car right away and continue to drive.
Then the replaced alternator went bad pretty soon (three weeks), and I got a premium one.
I had an engnine tune-up at 93K and the shop didn't find anything wrong with the engine. Somehow a week later the engine stopped stalling and started hunting in idle.
Can these two problems be related to each other? Thanks a lot in advance for any advice on how to fix this!
#11 of 15 Torque Convertor Clutch Solenoid
Mar 16, 2001 (7:53 pm)
I had the same problem and I my husband and his father thought I was nuts because it only happened when I was alone. Finally my husband made an appointment at a transmission shop. The mechanic said it sounded like the Torque Convertor Clutch Solenoid. My husband canceled the appointment, bought the part (about $30) and spent about 4 hrs. replacing the part. This happened at around 90,000 miles. We now have 165,000 miles and no other problems.
A friend with a Corsica was describing the same problem. Had taken the car to the shop and they had tried several different fixes, but nothing worked. Finally told the mechanic to replace the Torque Convertor Clutch Solenoid and it worked.
I love my Beretta and really need to replace it, but it runs perfect. The only problem is the interior is starting to get worn (crack in dash, carpet and seat fabric worn, etc.). We're having a difficult time finding a replacement for this car.
#12 of 15 Had the Same Sensor Problem
Mar 24, 2001 (1:42 pm)
and my mechanic knew exactly what it was when I finally managed to make it to the garage. I only had about 70,000 on her at the time, though. I have an '89 V6 Automatic that I love (her name is Greta), and I'm also having a hard time with the realization that I have to replace her. So I can sympathize and agree with Suzzzie, the interior is falling apart, lousy paint, slight oil leak, but she runs like a dream and boy, can she move! But, I need something newer and more family oriented (yuck!). So, I put in for the car loan and I've been haunting Edmunds for about a month now. Great site! Learned alot and I've narrowed down my choices to the 95-97 Luminas, maybe a '97 Malibu (it's a Chevy thing), the 95-97 Bonnevilles or a '97 Grand Am. I never had a Pontiac, but I've liked what I heard on the site. Any opinions?
#13 of 15 '89 Barretta Blows fuses
Mar 29, 2001 (4:29 pm)
My '89 Beretta keeps blowing the 20 amp fuse that runs everything from the horn to the trunk release and the convienence center. In other words wires run to every point on the car. The fuse blows when starting the car, usually when I have to crank the engine more than once to get it going. After I replace the fuse I'm good for any from a couple of days to a month. Other symptoms are that the horn does not work, although I can hear the relay pick up.
Any body have any ideas?
#14 of 15 '90 Beretta surges and then stalls
Mar 29, 2001 (5:23 pm)
I'm having a problem with my Biretta at 118,000 miles that seems similar to the posts that I have read so far. One thing that is different is that the car surges forward without any pressure on the gas pedal and then stalls out. When I try to start it seems to be flooded, but after several minutes it does start. We had it in to the shop and they replaced what was called a MAT sensor and got a tune-up but it is still doing the same thing. Has anyone experienced the surge before the stall? If so, any ideas on solving the problem? Thanks!
#15 of 15 Suzzzie has the correct part name for this problem
Apr 07, 2001 (10:13 pm)
Stalling when stopping = faulty TCC solenoid. I recently had one replaced in an 89 Cavalier with aprox. 80k miles.