Question about 1990 Buick Electra

2 Answers

I was driving and all the power in car just died. I tried jumping it but nothing at all happens. I have zero mechanicle abilities.

Posted by on


2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Buick Master
  • 1,619 Answers

Ask family or friends for a reputable shop and have it looked at.

Posted on Sep 27, 2010

  • Freddy Sep 29, 2010

    I agree with macdrone' s advice, there are numerous things that can cause the condition described. Ginskie's write-up is totally not understandable, the only thing that made sense was to get the car scanned for codes, but those would be useless to a novice.


  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.


    An expert that has over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 30 Answers

Hi! there posible causes when the car suddenly stop while driving. But the most of the time, is the Sensors. Because all the sensors are control by the computer system which of course there are connceted MAF mass air flow. If one of your Oxygen gets clog, then sensors are transmited to the computer and then computer decide to shut off the car without any giving warning to avoid engine breaks. To proper way to find out what's the real cuase, it to get it scan for diagnostic code problem, you can do this for free in any auto parts or autozone and you can also purchase it by them. best of luck..


Posted on Sep 27, 2010


1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

2005 gmc yukon wont start

try jumping if it jumps or you get power from a jump its your battery it can die over night this is common runs good one day then will not do it the next i would start there first if it turns over after a jump that is your problem.Replace the battery most batteries only last up to 18months

Jul 01, 2012 | 2005 GMC Yukon

1 Answer

My car just lost all power while driving

timing belt snapped by the sound of it

Dec 16, 2011 | 2001 Suzuki Swift

1 Answer

It died as i was driving and try jump starting but nothing happens light work but light on dash board wont come on

First things first, check the battery and the alternator. See if the alternator is faulty or not.

Mar 20, 2011 | Ford Explorer Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

2003 BMW M3 Convertible - won't start - electrics dead

Main cable from battery has a joint in front footwell check this

Apr 13, 2017 | 2003 BMW M3

2 Answers

Timing chain jumped

if it is a zero tolerance engine there is the possibilty valve damage has occured, depends if you were driving the car and at what speed it happened

Nov 19, 2008 | 1999 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

1996 Taurus Wagon - Intermittant electrical drain while running

I would have the alternator and the battery tested for proper operation, Kragen auto and other chain auto part stores do this for free.

Oct 28, 2008 | 1996 Ford Taurus

6 Answers

Chevy blazer won't start

Well odds are that your blazer is fixed by now. Either way sounds like a bad battery, that's why you need jumps all the time. Why it would die, there are too many possibilties off hand. So what was wrong with it?

Jul 27, 2008 | 1999 Chevrolet Blazer

1 Answer

2001 Volks Golf - no power - 2.0 Auto AEG; Vin:WVWBS21J81W078000

ecu is bad did you try to jump start the car or had any dead battery lately?

Jun 12, 2008 | 2001 Volkswagen Golf

Not finding what you are looking for?
1990 Buick Electra Logo

Related Topics:

68 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Buick Experts


Level 3 Expert

76109 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8270 Answers

Are you a Buick Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides