My 1997 Olds Achieva fires up and then dies immediately
I changed the fuel filter, and hasn't seem to help, and now the car won't turn over at all. I was curious also where the spark plugs are located so I can check them. It quite working on a particularly cold morning, but it has never had trouble starting in the mornings during previous winters. What are the symptoms of a bad starter.
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Seems you may have more than one problem. A few questions you must answer first. If you have to jump it to start it,then your battery is dead are you have a draw draining the battery. Now if it dies right away look at your security light and see if it is on. Probably your security system is thinking someone stole the battery and shuts the fuel system down. Change the battery and Google the reset security system on 1997 Olds Achieva and you probably be set to go
Could be any of the following: New switch it is defective You did not get all the wires back on A wire broke while you were changing out the switch Bad fuse Loose connecting in the circuitry (hardest one to solve)
FIRST OF ALL RELIEVE THE FUEL SYSTEM PRESSURE.RAISE AND SAFELY SUPPORT THE VECHICLE ON JACK STANDS.USING A BACKUP WRENCH REMOVE THE FUEL LINE FITTINGS FROM THE FUEL FILTER.FOR THE LINE DISCONNECT SIDE OF FUEL FILTER. SQUEEZE BOTH TAB IN. SO YOU CAN REMOVE FUEL LINE FROM FUEL FILTER.REMOVE THE FUEL FILTER MOUNTING SCREWS AND REMOVE THE FILTER FROM THE VECHICLE.REPLACE THE O RING WITH A NEW ONE LUBRICATE O RING WITH A LITTLE ENGINE OIL.TIGHTEN FUEL LINE TO FILTER CONNECTORS 22 FT LBS. THE 2.3L ENGINE RELIEF FUEL PRESSURE LOOSEN FILLER CAP.REMOVE FUEL PUMP FUSE LET ENGINE IDLE UNTIL IT DIES FROM LACK OF FUEL.THE 3.3L ENGINE RELIEF FUEL PRESSURE BY INSTALLING FUEL PRESSURE GAUGE TO THE FUEL PRESSURE TEST PORT WHICH IS THE SCHRAEDER VALVE WITH CAP.ITS ON THE FUEL PRESSURE REGULATOR ASSEMBLY.USE A SHOP TOWEL AROUND CONNECTION TO CATCH FUEL SPRAY.YOU CAN USE A SMALL TINY SCREW DRIVER AT PORT ALSO BUT COVER IT WITH TOWEL TO CATCH FUEL SPRAY.WARNING GO TO DEALERSHIP TO BUY O- RING THAT GOES ON THE FUEL LINE TO FUEL FILTER.IT LOOKS TAN.TAKE THE OLD O-RING TO GET THE CORRECT SIZE O- RING TO FUEL LINE TO FILTER.DONT USE ANY KIND O - RING GASOLINE WILL DISSOLVE IT YOU WILL HAVE A MASSIVE GAS LEAK.WHEN YOU FINISH PUTTING NEW FUEL FILTER IN PLACE ALL FUEL LINES CONNECTED.MAKE SURE WHEN YOU INSTALL NEW FUEL FILTER YOU HEAR OR FEEL THE DISCONNECT SNAP IN PLACE ON THE FUEL FILTER.PULL IT A LITTLE MAKE SURE ITS IN PLACE.WHEN ALL FINISH AND DONE.TURN IGNITION SWITCH ON POSITION ENGINE OFF 3 SECONDS CHECK FOR LEAKS.IF YOU GET LEAK FUEL LINE O - RING LEAKING BECAUSE TOO BIG TOO LOOSE OVER TIGHTEN DAMAGE O - RING.
I assume there is gas in it. First thing i would check, or change is the MAF. Mass air flow sensor. If they are faulty, that's typically what an engine will do. Start, and stop. An auto wrecker is probably your best bet. Cheapest anyway.
definetly, you have to check injectors electrically as well as physical condition, also the harness for injectors is a common cause check for a break in the wires take your time go through harness little a time checking for cracked wires.
Do you remember the last time the fuel filter was change? If you don't, do that first, it could be pluged. If that don't work or is not an issue, have a fuel pressure test done to see if fuel pump is weak, and ready to go out, or already has.