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My 1987 Cutlass Ciera will start but dies after two seconds.

My 1987 Cutlass Ciera will start but dies after two or three seconds. I watched as a friend attempted to start it, and a small plume of exhaust was ejected out of a 2cm whole in the front of the Engine. Almost immediately the car died again...I assume the two are connected. My guess is that the whole in the front of the engine should have either a plug in it or a whose attached to it. Is this some kind of pressure issue?

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  • tbqrocks Mar 04, 2009

    The whole is as centered on the front of the engine. That is, as much as anything can be centered on a shape like the front of a Tech-IV.

  • tbqrocks Mar 04, 2009

    I should add that the whole looks perfectly's not a wierd crack or anything, it's an even circle.

  • tbqrocks Mar 06, 2009

    I figured out what the problem just took a little digging. The whole I saw was the place where the O2 sensor was supposed to enter the exhaust manifold. The bolt that attaches it has rusted and broken off. I'll try to see if I can replace the bolt, if not I'll have to replace the O2 sensor.

  • Stan Moffett May 11, 2010

    where is this hole located and do you here a hissing sound


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Sounds like a broken vaccuum valve or a hose has came unplugged if you taxk a picture of this and let me know

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Have Someone check the fuel pressure the smoke may have been nuthing

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