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What would make a 1988 Oldsmobile cutlass ciera start and then die right away?

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2009-08-21 21:59:16
2009-08-21 21:59:16

What would make a 1899 oldsmobile cutlass ciera start and then die right away?

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Had the same problem with my 92 cutlass ciera. It turned out to be ac compressor. Probably the clutch.

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possible ignition modual, what is your fuel presure, does car restart immediatly or after it sits for a while Possibly clogged fuel filter, or bad fuel pump.

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The most obvious thing to check when a 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme won't start is to make sure that the vehicle has gas. You should also check the battery. If the car clicks when you try to start it, it is likely the alternator.

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I have a 92 cutlass ciera doing that, would run til it got hot, then die...ended up being the crank shaft sensor. hope this helps

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Same procedure as all vehicles. Start with bleeding the right rear then left rear then right front then left front keeping the reservoir full at all times.

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That is a typical thing on most cars, let it cool down some then try again

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I believe it has something to do with the "lockdown" where the transmission does not shift down causing the engine to stall....On the driver's side of the engine toward the front bottom there is a BLUE connection that if you disconnect the override should not occur.........have an 85 cutlass ciera have been driving it that way over a decade and solved the same problem for me..........try it......Cutlass~Cutee

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Its the same as on all cars. The safety neutral switch is why you cannot start your car in gear.

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be more specific what kind of noise if any at all wont turn over ? it will not even crank up

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Could be in need of a tune up. Start with replacing the spark plugs and spark plug wires.

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By your description it could be anything from a dead battery to a bad fuel pump, we need a lot more info on what it's doing.

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? Thermostat ?, do you have good heat, may make the computer ( ecm ) assume your on cold start up.

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You start by disconecting the negative - battery terminal. climb undre the car and dixconect the 2 whires going to the starter. Then unbolt the starter from the transmission. replace is the same way, just oppisite. If you don't even know where the starter is than, follow the positive battery cable till it stops. that is the starter.

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The most common reason for an engine not to start is a lack of fuel. A plugged air filter can cause and engine to idle rough or not idle at all.

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There are a number of reasons why a 95 Cutlass would start then shut right off. The problem could be the fuel line going bad, the battery terminals could be dirty, or loose, or wires could be bad.

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Park the car on a level surface. Drain the oil, change the filter, and add 4.5 quarts of the correct weight oil. Start the engine and run for 1 minute. Shut down and wait 30 minutes. Check the oil level and add as necessary to reach the full mark. You now know the capacity.

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There is a fuel cut-off switch under the hood that needs to be reset. Should be on the left side near the back.

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OOOH Dang carburetors anyway! Ha.These things can be more tempermental in between summer and winter. The proper way to start one of these vehicles, is to first depress the accelerator all the way to the floor, and release. The same is true for both summer and winter. What this does is set the choke/fast idle, and primes the intake with a little bit of gas. This is supposed to help start the engine. The next thing to do is turn the key to start the engine. It should start quickly, but if not, then you may have other problems that need to be repaired.

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it may be the starter going out doing it . it will kill the alternator if it keeps going . I know i had it happen to my 96 olds replaced the alt still didnt start and the starter fixed it


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