Question about 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva
Car was starting to cut off after acceleration to 5 to 10 MPH during the hottest part of the day (desert of Las Vegas). Then one evening car cutoff, restarted, drove to destination and couldn't cut the car off. Key wouldn't turn in steering column to cut off car. Disconnected battery cables from battery and touched them together to cut car off because it was still running on generator. Now car starts and runs for a few seconds then cuts off almost immediately. Never really starts. Pressing accelerator does not give gas to make it run, just bogs it down till it dies.
SINCE CAR WONT CRANK. NOW IS THE TIME TO REPLACE THE IGNITION SWITCH KEY LOCK CYLINDER ITS BROKEN THAT WHY THE CAR KEYS WOULDNT TURN OFF CAR.DISCONNECTING BATTERY CABLES WITH CAR RUNNIMG WILL.SHORT OUT ALTERNATOR AND PCM.IF IN CASE YOU HAD TO REMOVE BATTERY CABLE REMOVE THE GROUND NEGATIVE CABLE FIRST.MAKE SURE ALL ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS OFF LIKE RADIO. AC SYSTEM OFF.THIS WILL PREVENT LARGE ELECTRICAL ARC FROM BATTERY THIS IS ONE TIME PROCEDURE IN CASE ENGINE WONT SHUT OFF ITS A GAMBLE BECAUSE IT WILL TAKE OUT ALTERNATOR AND PCM.REPLACE THE SWITCH AND KEY LOCK CYLINDER DONT KEEP STARTING CAR BY DISCONNECTING THE BATTERY CABLE YOU WILL DAMAGE IGNITION ELECTRICAL SYSTEM.
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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