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I have a 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with the 2.5. It will start then idle for a second and shut off. I've checked all the usual stuff spark plugs and wires replaced fuel pump and filter checked fuel lines checked fuses and relays checked all grounds and wire connections. It started when I went and got fuel left the gas station parked the car and shut it off since then it has not started.

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  • dylanrobe662 Sep 10, 2010

    The check engine light does not come on and I can't read the codes because I don't have a old reader

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Does check engine light come on

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  • dylanrobe662 Sep 10, 2010

    The engine light did not come on while the car was still running. Oh and I hate this question....of coarse the engine light comes on every time I turn the bloody key on its suppose to....... Can't read codes don't have a reader

  • ricks auto tech Sep 11, 2010

    have the ignintion contole module checked also look for water in gas

  • dylanrobe662 Sep 13, 2010

    Well I dropped the tank again and drained it put new fuel in, checked a sensors cleaned all connections and still the same.

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SOURCE: changed spark plugs and wires now car wont start

I know this might be obvious but the obvious is often the problem. Did you replace the coil wire that goes from your coil to the distributor cap? Also, double check to be sure that your wires are connected in the correct order. A little more clarification might help. Does it turn over? Does it just click? When you turn the ignition key then let off does the car clunk or make a wheezing sound?

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SOURCE: 1989 oldsmobile ciera no spark unit cranks fine good fuel presure

most common cause of no spark is the ignition module located under the coil

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SOURCE: My Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with the 2.5 will not stay running

Nissan240sxe could you please contact me. I have the same problem and am about at my wits end trying to figure out whats wrong assuming you figured out the solution. Email me at ariclowe@hotmail.com Thanks.

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