Question about 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Well, that could be a ton of things, but try these things first.
First check the battery, sometimes a lose connection will allow it to turn over but not enough volts to create a decent spark. Are the terminals (posts) dirty or look gross? If they do, clean them with a baking soda and water mix (1:30 ratio soda to water).
Second, check the spark plugs. I have seen them so bad they won't start the car. Pull them out one by one and look at them. What color residue is on them? Is there still an electrode? If it looks like they have been through a war, change them.
Next, check for spark, the easiest way is to remove a spark plug then reinstall the plug wire on the removed plug. Then get a helper to turn the car over while you hold the plug by the wire about a 1/4" from the head of the vehicle. When they turn the car over you should see a spark jump across the electrodes and to the engine block. If this does not happen, try a different location to ensure it is going to jump that 1/4" to the engine block and try again. If you still have nothing, then it is probably an electrical component in the distubutor. Go to a parts store and tell them what vehicle you have and they can check to see if you can simply replace that.
Lastly, if you're good until here, then you are probably experiencing a fuel related problem. You can check for fuel at the throttle body, but if you don't know how I suggest taking it to a shop. It may also be the fuel pump, so check the fuses first. Other than that, it's not a fun job take it to a shop. It shouldn't be expensive by this point.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
First is it getting fuel?next is it getting spark,check all you fuses
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
a 6ya Mechanic can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Mechanic (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Feb 25, 2015 | 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Apr 27, 2011 | 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Nov 14, 2009 | 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Aug 18, 2009 | 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Jun 27, 2009 | 1989 Chevrolet Corvette
Apr 30, 2017 | 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
Oct 17, 2008 | 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
137 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!