Question about 1992 Oldsmobile 88
Have you got a good spark- take out a plug and lay it plugged into the lead on top of the engine so the tip is earthed (touching the engine) and crank it over - DO NOT TOUCH THE PLUG WHILST CRANKING AS IT GENERATES MASSIVE ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE..............
if it sparks its probably a fuel problem still and not ignition/electrical.
Posted on Sep 18, 2017
SOURCE: 94 olds bravada 4.3 fuelinject.
1st check battery then batteries negative ground wire check for corrosian YES I KNOW you already checked that.Good now check negative ground wire connection to frame of vehicle OK Now check positive wire at Battery for corrosion in liettle Wire.Make sure ground wire to frame is not corroded and is tight.Maybe have some one wiggle the positive wires some when you try starting car!This could help if it sometimes works and sometimes not.Last check and switch fuse in fusebox with different fuse maybe it blew! Because wires at battery corroded or loose.Good fortune to you.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
SOURCE: 2003 OLDS ALERO WONT START
if the engine turns over, but just doesn't start, you need to do some checking, check for spark from the coil, or coil packs, if that checks out ok, have the crank and cam shaft position sensors checked, timing belt, computor. I know it's a pain, but I have worked on cars for 40 years, something like this you have to use process of elimination, without testing, you could replace things you don't need. ( expensive) good luck).
Posted on Jan 22, 2009
try this, the next time it quits leave the key in on position and get a broom stick and go to the passenger side of the car. About straight in at the back of the door ,reach under with the broom stick and tap the plastic gas tank a few times, have someone try to start it or go start it yourself. Mine did this even after the garage checked it out and cleaned the tank. Come to find out dirt settles around the fuel pump and clogs it. They just blame the pump but in my case the pump was fine. I was told Alero used a very small fine mesh in the sock that goes in the fuel pump and they clog up. But most of the dirt was around the plastic guard around the fuel pump. See if this works and let us know. Good luck
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
SOURCE: 98 Olds 88 starting problem
I know it sounds crazy but check to see if the floor mat is blocking gas pedal. I have seen this alot in my 30 years as a master tech.the way you describe it sounds like all the other cust of mine that had the same issue. hope that is all it is. good luck and let me know.
Posted on Jun 02, 2009
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