Can anyone help me.
I have a 1995 buick LeSabre. It has slightly over 160k miles.
It began stalling , and occasionally dying, last week.
When it stalls, it completely shuts off the car for a second or so, and comes back on throwing all sorts of warning lights up. They randomly blink off and on for a second or two, then go off.
When it dies completely, it stalls out quickly and dies. No warning lights come on. But it starts right back up.
After dying twice, I parked it at a friends house and tried starting it again an hour later and it started right up..then seemed like it didn't have much juice in the battery and died.
It wouldn't come back on for the rest of the night. The next morning, it cranked right up, but when I turned on my headlights it died. Then it acted like it didn't have much power in the battery( My dome lights/head lights were dim and flickering a bit.). Since then it's only done this a few times. Some days it'll drive fine (I'm only driving it down the street to the store at the moment), and some days it won't make it to the end of my street.
I really don't know what would be causing this. I checked my engine bay grounds, and they all seem tight and clean(I probably missed a few though).
I was suggested it might be a clogged fuel filter, but I do believe it was replaced about 6 or 7k miles ago... with a 250mile road trip, over the course of 1 week, within those miles.
I was also told that the Cam Sensor Magnet's on these cars are prone to mess up. Could this be the problem?
Or is it something as simple as a battery? I've been meaning to check the battery with a multi-meter but I haven't had the chance to yet.
I have replaced the PCM once because it was fried, and wouldn't let the alternator charge the battery.
I didn't change the battery too though.
Other than all that it just has a minor oil leak from the valve cover gasket, which , from what I hear, is common.
If someone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated. I need the car for work.
Also, I don't mind doing the work on the car at home. I hate paying labor rates at shops.
Thank you for looking.