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Engine dies My 1996 olds 88 with the 3.8 V-6 dies when the window switches are used, I believe by pure luck one time i was able to move the switch rapidly back and forth and the car ran again, another time i loaded it on the car hauler trailer got to the house decided to try it and it drove off the trailer and had no problems for a few weeks. However my ******* hit the window switch again and the car died and I can't get it to start again I have been looking at the harnesses in the door and leading to the back of the car towards the fuel pump. but decided to see if someone else has a clue or has a quick fix other than tearing out my interior if anyone can help it would be appreciated

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Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.

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Try pushing up or down holding on the same button while cranking or trying to start it ive seen some alarms that work like this good luck and please rate -jeff

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