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I changed my spark plugs in my 1998 oldsmobile intrigue and now my starts, idles for a few seonds, then shuts off. WHhy?

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3.8, correct? Look for something like a harness not reconnected (Mass Air Flow sensor, Throttle Position Sensor), or a vacuum line off-there may be an issue with your security system too, so make sure you reset it with your door opener (lock, unlock). Worst case, try disconnecting the battery negative terminal for 5 minutes and reconnect it, start it and let it idle for 5 minutes, then drive it a few more to reset the computer and have it relearn sensors.

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Top candidates for this problem are:
Clogged Fuel filter
Faulty Fuel pump
Clogged fuel injectors
Dirty / worn spark plugs

Of these, only the clogged fuel injectors are likely to respond to a gas tank additive, and even then you need to get the right kind of additive.
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If this problem started "suddenly," then the fuel pump might be the culprit.
Fuel injector / spark plug issues are not likely to stop the engine right away, but would tend to cause it to miss cylinders, idle rough, or start rough.

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