Question about 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera
These have a magnet on the cam sprocket, these magnets tend to fall out of the little plastic retainer. If the coil pack is good, and the ignition module good then it will prob. be the cam sensor pick up magnet. Unfortunately the timing cover will need to come off in order to access the gear. While all of this removed might as well replace the timing chain. Before tearing all this down have someone diag it to check the pulse width of the cam sensor, if you have no pulse then the magnet fell out. You may further verify by pulling the cam sensor and turning the engine until you can see the magnet or where it supposed to be, through the hole where the cam sensor goes.
Posted on Oct 04, 2009
One other addtion to the information here, there is a didode plate under the coil pack and it's called the trigger diode to test this diode on the coil plate use a sodering iron and pull the trigger of the iron near the coil pack with one spark plug off if the coil arc's it's bad if it does notthen the coil plate is defevtive. It still could be the cam sensor but it is easer to check the coil and coil pack for nothing ans little work and sends you to the direction of the cam sensor. That is much more work. hope this helps.
Posted on Oct 08, 2009
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Test your battery (jump start)
if it starts disconnect battery to see if alternator is bad, motor will die if it is bad.
If it doesnt die then I would go have battery tested.
if battery tests ok then you will need to start by replacing the coil pack and then go ahead and replace plugs and wires if that doesnt work.
Posted on Oct 07, 2009
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Your module in the distributor has given way ,and is a common failure,and if it continues to go out your dist need to be demagnitized,but I sure that is your problem and will get you up and running,there is only 4 wire going to it and its location is under your dist cap and part cost is about $40 ,I hope this has help you?
Posted on Oct 03, 2009
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