Question about 1997 Oldsmobile 88
I have a 1997 olds 88 that won't start. I have spark to the plugs and the fuel pump is working. I sprayed starting fluid in the air intake house and the engine coughed, but still did not start. could it be the crankshaft sensor?
You need the 3 essentials for proper engine operation.Fuel,spark,and compression.You said the fuel pump is working but the question remains;is fuel reaching the fuel rail.Try starting the car and then take one spark plug out and check it for fuel odor.
Posted on Nov 30, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
to replace the pump the gas tank must be removed, this is a straight forward job and only requires common hand tools, it is held in place by 2 steel straps and the filler neck assembly, u will need a floor jack to drop it down out of the car, the car will need to be at least 3 feet off the ground to remove the tank.
Posted on Jun 11, 2009
Hard to say, it needs to be taken to a transmission shop so they can do a diagnostic test on it.
Could be the torque converter lock-up switch,
the servo pump in the tranny
one or two of the solenoids in the tranny
or just a plain old filter and fluid change.
Posted on May 14, 2010
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If a starter is able to crank the engine but it won't start you usually have either an electrical or fuel problem. It's also remotely possibly that it's compression.
If an engine has proper fuel, spark and compression, it will start when you crank it. So your challange is to find out which part isn't working right. Start with fuel. Spray a little starting fluid into the air intake while someone tries to start the engine. If it starts briefly when you're spraying starting fluid, you probably have a fuel delivery problem. That could be injectors, fuel pump, fuel filter, relay, fuse... who knows what until you check into it.
If it doesn't start with starting fluid, check the spark. Pull a plug wire and attach it to a spare sparkplug and set the plug on a solid metal part of the engine. Have a helper crank the engine while you watch the plug. If you have a good spark, it might just be out of timing.
In any case, you'll need to start isolating the problem. Find out which part isn't working then you'll know what to replace/repair.
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