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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme won't start

My Oldsmobile won't start. It was acting like it was out of gas, so i got gas, put it in, and it still won't start. i read somewhere that it might have been the fuel filter/injector, the spark plugs, or the coil. i dont know how to check or fix any of it. PLEASE HELP.

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  • hollyluvspin Feb 05, 2009

    It didn't work. :(



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Ok first shoot one little shot of gasoline in the throttle body or in the air cleaner to see if it will start up . If so it is a fuel problem .. Than I want you to try and turn on the Key and go to the rear of the car and crawl under the car and hit the gas tank as hard as you can with your fist.. this only sometimes works it might wake up the electric fuel pump and then try to see if it is picking up by starting the car.. also you might try it several times like hit it like your mad at it.. only use your hand not a hammer or anything damaging .. then try to start the car .. if it starts and runs you are soon going to need a new fuel pump... thanks jerry holler if you need more...

Posted on Feb 05, 2009

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    Jerry Koski Feb 05, 2009

    You did try to shoot a little fuel in the air cleaner or starting fluid ? Lets start there. if it doesnt start after you shoot gasoline in there or starting fluid then you have a coil problem or electrical .. sometimes you have to try alot of different things to pinpoint the problem ..



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SOURCE: 1991 oldsmobile cutlass supreme

Check for fuses/power/ground to the engine computer (or injector drive computer) whatever the case is.

Spark, fuel pump, and starter all are independant of the fuel injection computer.

Either the computer itself has gone bad, or it is not receiving power or ground, or wiring to the injectors might be bad...

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