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  • grave914
    grave914 - 1987 Oldsmobile Calais - Engine - 2/27/2015
    Gas froze got the car started let it run for 7 hours when shut it off for 2 hours won't start again is that normal
    It's winter so bee 20 degrees weeks at time
     
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  • grave914
    grave914 - 1987 Oldsmobile Calais - Engine - 2/27/2015
    Gas froze got the car started let it run for 7 hours when shut it off for 2 hours won't start again is that normal
    It's winter so bee 20 degrees weeks at time
     
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  • Richard
    Richard - 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Engine - 2/19/2015
    What would make my charging light come on if the battery /alternator is good? when I get around 70mph my front end shake
    I had the alternator and battery tested and it was in good standing.
     
    • paul muller
      2/19/2015 paul muller
      a bad dioed in alternator will cause light to go on and still charge. as for you shake problem #1 CHECK YOU STEERING LINKAGE FOR LOOSNESS #2 check for bad tire # may need wheel balance
      paul muller
      2/20/2015 Richard
      Thanks. Should I be concerned about the bad diode right now?
      paul muller
      2/21/2015 paul muller
      not if you dont mind the light just remeber if the stop charging you will have no warning
  • blueeyez
    blueeyez - 1987 Oldsmobile 98 - Engine - 2/19/2015
    Why won't my car stay running when I try to start it?
    My car won't stay running without constantly patting accelerator. It backfires thru the air intake under the hood. When I turn ignition I hear the fuel pump humming but my car still won't stay running. Could it be water in my fuel tank or the injectors? Please help!
     
    • jdl
      2/19/2015 jdl
      Check valve timing. Also, use a gage and check proper fuel pressure. How long since a tune-up? Check for applicable trouble codes, your obd1, you should be able to check codes, yourself. Go from there.

      An rpm signal is important.
  • blueeyez
    blueeyez - 1987 Oldsmobile 98 - Engine - 2/19/2015
    Why won't my car stay running when I try to start it?
    My car won't stay running without constantly patting accelerator. It backfires thru the air intake under the hood. When I turn ignition I hear the fuel pump humming but my car still won't stay running. Could it be water in my fuel tank or the injectors? Please help!
     
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  • blueeyez
    blueeyez - 1987 Oldsmobile 98 - Engine - 2/19/2015
    Why won't my car stay running when I try to start it?
    My car won't stay running without constantly patting accelerator. It backfires thru the air intake under the hood. When I turn ignition I hear the fuel pump humming but my car still won't stay running. Could it be water in my fuel tank or the injectors? Please help!
     
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  • blueeyez
    blueeyez - 1987 Oldsmobile 98 - Engine - 2/19/2015
    Why won't my car stay running when I try to start it?
    My car won't stay running without constantly patting accelerator. It backfires thru the air intake under the hood. When I turn ignition I hear the fuel pump humming but my car still won't stay running. Could it be water in my fuel tank or the injectors? Please help!
     
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  • MidTNDawg
    MidTNDawg - 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon - Engine - 2/15/2015
    Reason my dash gauges are not working?
    124000 miles, gauge fuse is ok; temp gauge works, oil pressure, gas level, and volt meter do not work; I've had the car about 3 months and these have never worked. Check engine light has never come on. Not sure of category.
     
    • Jimm
      2/15/2015 Jimm
      If you've determined that the sensors are correct and hooked up, pull the cluster out of the dash and try the trick of re-bending the tabs that serve as the electrical connection for the gauges. They have a habit of working loose resulting in them not working correctly.
  • Mickey
    Mickey - 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Engine - 2/7/2015
    Temperature gage going to max and then normal heat over and over
    My Oldsmobile temperature gage inside the car will show over heating with needle going to max temp and seconds later going back to normal temperature just as quick. I have replaced the intake manifold gasket, temperature sensor, thermastat and radiater cap. I also ...
     
    • Bill
      2/7/2015 Bill
      Be double sure thermostat in correctly. If thermostat in backwards no matter how long you air purge the system it won't work properly . Also be sure radiator fan operating when temp rises
  • Ejones
    Ejones - 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Engine - 2/4/2015
    Driving and the check engine light and air bag light came up then the engine died suddenly. Why would that happen
    Would not restart , waited about 20mins and it restarted. But died again after about 5mins of driving
     
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  • dtl
    dtl - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/31/2015
    Egr valve/ fuel related
    Puffs and pops when trying to start, won't fully turnover. Smoke comes from egr valve, acts clogged. Noises when starting, engine shakes. Car wants to start but then back fires smoke from the backside of the egr like the inlet isn't getting past the egr and gong ...
     
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  • JR
    JR - 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Engine - 1/16/2015
    Why is it so hard to start my car?
    I have 98,000 miles on it and I just had the timing chain and fuel pump and fuel filter replaced. I can't get it started usually in the cold months. It keeps turning over but it takes sometimes 45 minutes of trying to start it before it gets started. I have tried ...
     
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  • kindacarchic
    kindacarchic - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/12/2015
    Where are the freeze plugs located on a 4 cylinder 2.4L oldsmobile alero?
    I blew a couple of freeze plugs on my 1999 olds alero and I need to know where they are all located so I can replace them,
     
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  • Callie Skene
    Callie Skene - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Engine - 1/11/2015
    Why won't my car turn off?
    I have a 2001 oldsmobile aurora. When I turned the key to turn the car off it was still running.
     
    • CVO
      1/11/2015 CVO
      Worn ignition switch might be the cause of this problem.
  • Callie Skene
    Callie Skene - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Engine - 1/10/2015
    Why won't my car turn off?
    I have a 2001 oldsmobile aurora. When I turned the key to turn the car off it was still running.
     
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