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  • melinda sparks
    melinda sparks - 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Engine - 12/2/2014
    I can go to chevron and back 2miles when i pull in my driveway water overflows into resvouir tank gage dont go over half
    none of lights inside come on ive changed thermostate ,flushed radiator,checked hoses,can you please help me im lost
     
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  • melinda sparks
    melinda sparks - 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Engine - 12/2/2014
    I can go to chevron and back 2miles when i pull in my driveway water overflows into resvouir tank gage dont go over half
    none of lights inside come on ive changed thermostate ,flushed radiator,checked hoses,can you please help me im lost
     
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  • melinda sparks
    melinda sparks - 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Engine - 12/2/2014
    Once my temp gage reaches half way it starts boiling water out of resvouior never goes over half way on temp gage
    already changed thermostate checked radiator not clooged no dash lights coming on inside got water pump off it looks good
     
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  • QUEENSHA
    QUEENSHA - 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Engine - 11/25/2014
    CAR WONT START, TESTED STARTED IT GOOD BUT A SECURITY LITE IS FASHING ON PANEL. I HAD A KEY CHAIN WIT LOCK N UNLOCK BUT
    IT DID NOT WORK SO I NEVER USED IT.
     
    • judd0081
      11/25/2014 judd0081
      The security, antitheft or lock picture/icon is a visual indication that something in the car's antitheft system is failing. In most GM cars and trucks there is a hidden system that most people are unaware even exists. From the moment you put your key in the ignition, there begins a constant line of communication between your key's security chip or transponder, to the ignition's lock cylinder, and then to the car's TDM (Theft Deterrent Module). These 3 parts are in CONSTANT communication. If the key is in the ignition, then these parts are sending signals to each other. The security light illuminates when that signal gets broken, even just for a second. When the signal breaks, the car misinterprets this as an attempt at theft and goes into antitheft mode. The car thinks its being stolen or hotwired because it is not getting that signal from YOUR specific key. This is why the security light turns on and shuts down your vehicle. This link explains it pretty well.

      http://www.diy-gm-security.com/
      http://newrockies.com/
  • sean
    sean - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 11/24/2014
    I'm in drive at a stop I can feel the engine thump, and my lights dim. What could this be?
    also when first starting cold rpms run about 2000 then warm to1000 rpms at this time I hear a knock at the rear of the vehicle. Also I go through more gas starting then I believe I should.
     
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  • burnsy
    burnsy - 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada - Engine - 11/19/2014
    Why is my 2000 bravada cutting out when i give it more than half throttle??
    it runs fine around town until i press the pedal down past about half way then it cuts out and acts like its not getting enough gas/air. ive replaced the air and fuel filters...its not throwing any check engine lights
     
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  • paul muller
    paul muller - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 11/13/2014
    A/c reciver/drier replacment
    what is the best way to replace this part
     
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  • paul muller
    paul muller - 2004 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 11/13/2014
    Cooling fan not working right?
    fan does not turn on until gauge reds above half close to the 3/4 mark, also the fan does not come on with a/c. car has new rad,stat and overflow tank
     
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  • anndee
    anndee - 2002 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 11/5/2014
    My car want start unless I hit the gas tank it starts then shut off with my foot on the gas.
    started my car went to gas station put in gas in tried to start car up after putting gas in an it didn't start. went under the car hit the gas tank it started but shut off in a few mins with my foot on the gas
     
    • jdl
      11/5/2014 jdl
      Sounds like your fuel pump is faulty. Use a gage and check proper fuel pressure. Check fuel pump wiring connector, check voltage and ground for the fuel pump.
  • heather
    heather - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 11/4/2014
    My car runs intill u get the rpms up to 4000 and then she shuts off and backfires why help me please
    just put a slave shaft in it and 30 days later she does this felt like fuel pump but not sure now she starts back up and as soon as u rasie the rpms she shuts down help
     
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  • joe
    joe - 1992 Oldsmobile 98 - Engine - 11/1/2014
    Car wont start for 30mins to hour after warmed up when you cut it off
    Also the service engine light will come off an on a few time going down the road then the car will cut off an also wont start for 30 to hour also while in park car will idle up an down an lights will die down.just replaced fuel pump didnt fix it.so confused please help
     
    • Sis
      11/1/2014 Sis
      pick up coil may appear to be functioning. As soon as my car heated up, it stalled out. Let it set (cool down) it would start back up. Replaced the pick up coil and that resolved the illusive problem
  • rbarker0823
    rbarker0823 - 1995 Oldsmobile 98 - Engine - 10/28/2014
    Car will start sometimes with very rough idle. Give any gas and it dies. put in gear and it dies. will run in neutral.
    3 days ago it started up fine then 10 minutes into my drive started running rough so I stopped at a gas station and made the mistake of shutting it off. After 30 minutes it starts up again and wont go over 25 mph, then I get to a hill and has no power to make it up ...
     
    • Jimm
      10/28/2014 Jimm
      First step - have the stored fault codes or check engine light scanned - for free - at any local auto parts store; Advance Auto, Auto Zone, NAPA. Then, post a reply as 'add answer' with the specific code for more assistance. There may be a fault code stored in the OBD memory which may not be displayed as a check engine light.

      Possible Causes of Engine Hesitation or Stumble:

      Dirty fuel injectors (cleaning the injectors often fixes this)
      Dirty air filter (change filter)
      Dirty / clogged fuel filter (change filter)
      Bad MAP (manifold absolute pressure) sensor
      Bad TPS (throttle position) sensor
      Bad or dirty MAF (mass airflow) sensor
      Low fuel pressure (leaky fuel pressure regulator or weak fuel pump)
      Vacuum leaks (intake manifold, vacuum hoses, throttle body, EGR valve)
      Bad gasoline (fuel contaminated with water or too much alcohol)

      Sometimes, what feels like a hesitation is actually ignition misfire rather than lean misfire. The causes of ignition misfire may include:

      Dirty or worn spark plugs
      Bad plug wires
      Weak ignition coil
      Wet plug wires
  • Robert Mix Jr
    Robert Mix Jr - 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Engine - 10/21/2014
    My valves rattle terribly when I start my car
    happens when the car is cold, then calms down after about 10 minutes of driving. But doesn't completely go away. Why does it do this? Can any thing be done about it ?
     
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  • Robert Mix Jr
    Robert Mix Jr - 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Engine - 10/21/2014
    My valves rattle terribly when I start my car
    happens when the car is cold, then calms down after about 10 minutes of driving. But doesn't completely go away. Why does it do this? Can any thing be done about it ?
     
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  • kent
    kent - 1994 Oldsmobile 88 - Engine - 10/14/2014
    Car is running, then engine shuts off. Starter cranks, no engine start. Random. Few min, few days...
    Windows, locks, and cabin lights, I guess fuel pump or ignition will not work. Seems all else is working. Won't start. After some time, it will start and run again for an undetermined amount of time, all fore mentioned working again, widows....etc.
     
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