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1992 oldsmobile 98 start up problem.turns over,gas is getting 2 top

There is gas getting to the top of the engine and the car is turning over really good,but 4 some reason it will not crank.oh yeah mayb more imp. of all da abve it started doing after car ran outta gas

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  • justjordnik Dec 03, 2008

    I have same problem but mine is after the battery died. acts like it wants to start so bad but wont.

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This sounds like your ignition coils.Pull out a spark plug and have someone start car. if you see blue spark its something else.But if there is no spark its your coils.There are 3 of them 1 coil for 2 cylinders.Follow spark plug wire .One end is spark plug other end is ignition coils. You should hold the plug(connected to the wire)to a ground(any metal around the engine) to get a good spark.But if there is no spark its definitely your coils.You'll need 3of them, there about 40 dollars each and are as easy to change as 2 bolts.GOOD LUCK

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You may have a sensor problem, or an ignition problem. I would need more info to help you.

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