Question about 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue
It started when my car acted like it died and all the lights on the dash came on but did not lose power. Now sometimes when I try to start it it wont start it don't do it all the time like today I made 3 stops and on the 3rd stop it did not want to start it toke me alot of trys to get it to start. It has also died on me going down the highway.
It acts like it has a mind of its own and olny want to start when it want to
Sounds like the mind of a computer! disconnect your battery for about a half an hour just take the negative cable off. then hook it back up and see if she runs, if she seem to run good then it might be the computer because what you just did was like a hard reset, this resets everything in the computer, and now its looking for information that comes from all the cars sensors, so if it ldles a little quirky for the first day or so dont worry the car is just relearning the way you drive the car and choosing the setting accordingly...this is whats done when a person like myself did to my car when i installed a performance chip in my cars computer and these were directly taken from those directions, it said it will go through a reprogramming phase until its learned they way you drive your car. you could also try and locate you computer and see if theres any corrosion inside the connectors, but if you dont know much about electronics i would leave this to the professionals because the computers are very expensive and one mistake could kill it.if you do decide to mess with the connections make sure that the battery is disconnect and dont put the key in the ignition either.
you know what i just remember answering a question kind of similar to yours but the only difference is the lights in there dash would go out only when they turned hard left..so i told them to check to make sure that their battery wasnt loose an flying around in the engine compartment and if it is loose then your cables are probably loose also
so they replied thank you very much Vtaylor2 we found one of our battery terminals was loose..funny how the mechanic that we took it to said that it would be a major electrical repair! so you might want to check that first before messing with the computer.
if this has help can you rate my answer, thanks.
Posted on May 11, 2010
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