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Is there such a thing as a computer block feature to prevent starting the engine after a problem has occurred to prevent further damage? (After trying numerous times.) 1999 Dodge Intrepid.

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A code scan will reset the computer,I'm not sure about a block but the computer stores the ignition and fuel info and if these are dumped from the memory the motor will not start.

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1999 Olds 88 engine lock on a cold start. towed it to shop, drained and checked oil. Found nothing, unlocked, rides smooth. before this check engine light for pressure. Any idea why it locked?

This sort of thing happens, but thankfully not often. What probably happened was your ECM (engine computer) detected a very low engine oil pressure and shut down the vehicle to prevent engine damage.
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Obviously, the first thing to do in this case was to check the oil level. If the vehicle experiences this type of problem in future and there is no obvious cause, your best bet is to disconnect the negative cable from the battery, wait a few minutes and then reconnect the cable. This will reset all systems in the vehicle and can restore it to normal operation.

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You have a powertrain control system problem that is potentially causing to damage your engine or transmission. The "restricted performance" message is simply the computer telling you that it knows what the problem is, and has taken control to prevent further damage. You must scan your onboard computer system to find out the nature of the failure that has caused the computer to take control in this manner.

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Oil light is on and the engine keeps stopping or I can not start my car at all.

Check engine oil level first. If you have oil in the engine and oil light stays on even when cranking you may have too much clearance from a lot of engine wear to make oil pressure switch close. This is a safety feature that is supposed to prevent damage to the engine in case a loss of oil occurs, but may also be a problem if lots of engine wear. In the least case you may be able to buy a new oil pressure switch if you think that it is faulty.

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Hello, anytime that you have oil in the water of the cooling system of you're engine, what ever make, model, or year, indicates a serious problem has occurred. If this auto has over heated recently, will cause this. I can give you some things that will cause this. A blown head gasket. If so, it will have to be taken to a garage to make repairs. As a matter of fact, you are going to have to take this auto in either way to diagnose which on of these conditions has happened and what you're options are. A cracked in the head, or warped head can cause this. Intake manifold gasket. A cracked engine block.I would get this auto in as soon as possible, have it towed in to prevent further damage in case it is a head gasket.Driving it will cause more damage to the engine. I am sorry to give you this news, but this is something that needs to be looked at asap. Good Luck, and please let me know what they find on this engine. Best of Luck to you, Happy holidays, Sincerely,
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HI. I assume you are referring to the head gasket as the actual culprit. If so, this ruptured, or worn gasket must be replaced. This will cause a mixture of the internal fluids of the engine to occur, resulting is discolored exhaust smoke, and loss of compression as well.

Have the gasket replaced asap, to prevent further damage to the vehicle's engine.

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