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1996 olds 88 won't start

Car turns over but won't start. When this happens, windows, door locks and seat won't work. I know the fuel pump is grounded with the windows and that I have a bad ground, but I can't find it. I have the same exact problem. This is the second time that this has happened. The first time, I left it alone and came back out the next morning, and it started right up. I don't seem to have such good luck this time. The window's, mirrors, door locks, and seats are all non-functional, but the radio, horn, inside lights, blower, are all still functional. Did you ever find out the problem with yours? I do not know where to start.

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  • lrm25 Jul 22, 2009

    Thanks Jason. You've helped me out more than you know. Not only do you know what your doing, but you also offer the opportunity to give advice over the phone, which helps a hell of a lot. Thanks again. I'd recommend you to any other person in need of car help.

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Update:
Found this at:
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=548537

"Stalls, no power window, seats, locks, fuel pump. I had same problemwith my 94 88. Pull back the carpet on the driver side just under thedoor trim. You will find a large wiring harness. Taped to the outsideof the harness will be a ground splice block. If it is corroded,resplice the wires and your car should start and run, and the windows,locks and seats will be back to life as well. There is another groundblock on the passenger side just under the door sill. You might want tocheck that one too, as there may be corrosion there as well. I had toresplice both on my car and everything is back to normal."

Will try it and let you know. This has been a real difficulty.

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

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    Greg Frankart Jan 13, 2016

    1998 Olds 88 lost electric windows, locks, seats, and wouldn't start. Found ground connection underneath carpet on drives side just like you said. Repaired that and it runs great! Thanks!

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Posted on May 31, 2009

  • John M. Moore Mar 05, 2015

    Jason I have the same problem with my 96 olds 88 it stalled won't start again and my power windows and locks won't work now please help

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