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94 Old Cutlass Ciero 3.1 engine starts and dies won't stay running

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  • southernb891 Jul 12, 2009

    Have a 94 cutlass ciera 3.1 won't stay started changed the crank censor and checked the fuel pump pressure any other suggestions?

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Replace the oil pressure switch next to the oil filter. When you turn on the ignition the fuel pump runs to prime the system then turns off. Then the oil pressure switch runs the fuel pump to keep the engine running. To test, connect the fuel pump test wire(located at the left front wheel well) to the battery. This will bypass the pressure switch and the engine should run.

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I have another possible solucion for you problem this engine only bring camsensor. check the ignition module located in the coil"s packet ihad a n same problem and solved with this way

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Crank sensor? Fuel pump pressure?

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