Question about 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
Sometimes, mostly in the morning, when I go to start my car, it wont start. The AC or heat, radio and lights come on; the Service Engine Soon light comes on too. One time I got it started by putting it in neutral but the next time, it didn't work. That same time, I went to a gas station, filled up (had about 1/4 tank), and the engine light didn't coem off and started fine. About a week later, did the same thing; it finally started after messing with it for 10 minutes; I went to a gas station, filled up (had 1/4 tank before) and the engine light didn't go off; started fine the whole day. The next day, it did it again, and got started after about 10 minutes of playing with it, but the engine light is still on, and i have a full tank of gas! Help!
First place to check is the battery. Old ones can push your lights , radio, etc, but the starter is the real load. . Can verify this by using jumper cables to a running vehicle and watch your machine fire right up! The reason mornings are the worst, is the battery has had the most time to discharge, and it is probably cooler outside.
Posted on Dec 23, 2008
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