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My oldsmobile calais 1986 is been sitting in my garage for 4-years because of electric problems (I guess) it wouldn't start when parked for instance at the market for 1/2 hour. However, it would start if I wait like an houror so. I decided not to used any morre but today I want to repair it, and I belive it would need a many other things to since it has been unoperated for 4-years . I love this car alot it is extremely family safe and has alot of comfort inside. Also, I am willing to give it up for 2,000.00 considereing that is a classic or an antique car.

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Empty the fuel tank and clean the fuel pump before putting fresh petrol in it ,value here in spain ?? 100 euros for scrap if your lucky ,couldnt give it away here because its a gas guzzler ,now a nice diesel manual like a ford or a VW or an old merc diesel then yes its worth money .

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Here's some History on the Cutlass Calais.


March 1982 to replace Starfire, Lansing's version of the front-drive 101.2-inch-wheelbase corporate J-body subcompact failed to attract more than about 45,000 customers in most years -- except for 1984, when it garnered a credit­able 82,500 -- even though Olds tried most everything it could think of to sell it.

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Fuse diagram


Jesse:

send me an e-mail and I'll shoot you over a PDF scan of the fuse layout.

wlehmeier@beynonandco.com

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