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1995 Olds Cutlass supreme

Have what they call a "throw away" Cutlass that started running rough. Long story short the car will now start and idle when you step on the gas it will rev to 2000/2500 rpms then start backfiring and sputtering. I have replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, EGR valve, map sensor, spark plugs, coil pack, pressure regulator, manifold gaskets, have checked and cleaned the catalytic converter, and checked the relay fuse. Problem is the car has no power, Can't get it to go. Any ideas what the problem is or what else I can do. Please and thank you for any suggestions.

1995 oldsmobile achieva dash and tail lights don't work!

One day I turned my car off and it wouldn't start back up when I turn the switch over the dash gades work but it won't turn over or make a noise, then my dash light went out then a could days later my tail lights went out, my head lights, blinkers, brake lights work! I can figure out what to do about it not starting and what could be wrong with the dash and tail lights, fuses are good!!

2004 Alero 3.4L Mass Air Flow

Can you clean the Mass Air Flow Sensor or do you have to buy new one? Also low coolant light comes on periodically but when I check water level it is fine. Why is it doing that?

Exhaust Manifold extract from rear head cylinder 3400 v6

Hi, I was writing because I am almost to the last bolts setting me back from getting my head gasket kit put on my 1998 Olds Silhouette I've ran into many problems but at last I only have to remove the two bolts on the rear head cylinder to get it lose and off to start the process of putting the gasket kit on and rebuilding but the problem is I can't seem to break the bolts lose can someone give me a few pointers so I do not strip the rusted bolts out, also maybe on how to go about getting them lose from the top of the engine if possible at all? Please I need your help or any info or videos that can help me on this project all would be greatly appreciated oh yeah I've tried to disconnect the manifold from the flex pipe but it's not budging an inch all bolts are off also thanks alot

1998 Oldsmobile Achieva electrical problems

Correction: 1998 Oldsmobile ACHIEVA , 6 cylinder, all the lights on the dash are on, but oil and fluids are topped off. Hard to start also. I have to turn the key and hold it for a couple of seconds while I am pumping the gas to make it turn over. Now the turn signals only flash once, then they die, and I have to flick them on and off manually. Repair shop said to disconnect the battery for a few hours to reset the computer. They also said it was an electrical problem. Any suggestions?

98 Olds Achieva electrical problems

1998 Oldsmobile Achieva - all the lights on the dash light up, but all the fluids are topped off. Also hard to start without holding the key on for a couple of seconds and pumping the gas pedal. Now the turn signals only flash once, and when I need to, I have to flick them on and off manually in order to signal a turn. Repair shop said to disconnect the battery for a few hours, then reconnect to reset the computer. Any suggestions?

Running rich

My '93 Cutlass (3.1 port injected) runs very rich all the time. It blows black smoke and stopped up the cat converter which I removed. It starts easily every time. Sometimes the check engine is on, while at others it's not. MAP sensor, fuel pressure regulator and ox sensor have been replaced. Sometimes the engine will stall at up to 20 mph. I want to get it where it runs ok and then I will replace the cat. It always seems to run on all 6 cylinders and has normal power. At times it bucks on light throttle at speeds around 60 on level ground. Emissions testing is due in 2 months, so a solution is needed soon.

Olds Cutlass Dash and Electrical Problems

i just aquired a 1980 old cutlass with a t top and rally gauges it had electrical problems. The throttle cable cut through a power lead a caused a little fire under the hood and messed up the dash. I got the engine running, new cap and rotor and carb and throttle cable. I blocked off most of the vacume lines except the one going to the dist. i had the dash almost fixed when someone broke in and stole the dash with all the gauges,is there any place i can get the dash with all the gauges all i was waiting on was the trip meter now it is all gone and the car looks ugly without the gauges.

A/C mode

My car, 98 intrigue, has the automatic climate control and will not change modes. It blows hard on the drivers feet and lightly every where else. It blows cool but doesnt seem to get colder or less cold. The it transfers to heat just fine. Any ideas of the most likely culprit?

Over heating

Question on over heating on a 99 Olero 3.4 , I have put in a new thermostat , new radiator cap , & a new fan relay module & still over heats , only thing left is the PCM ? Thanks inadvanced

olds delta 88 stalling issue

I have a 98 delta 88. When the outside temp is 85 or above the fuel pump starts whining. This gives me warning that it will stall at any moment. Usually the whining noise stops just before it stalls. Letting it sit for 15-20 minutes it starts right up. This whining noise seems to start when the engine temp goes above 200 degrees. I have checked the fuel pressure and that is good (50 psi). I did change the fuel filter, a lot of black crud came out of the filter when I disconnected it. There doesn't seem to be a time or mileage limit when this happens. I have flushed and changed the coolant. It is very difficult to read any error codes when this happens because it remedies itself so quickly. Any ideas or comments on this problem?

1997 olds cutlass supreme sl. power mirror

I am trying to find how to replace my drivers side mirror with backing plate only. Is there any where I can just get that. I have the housing unit attached.

1990 Oldsmobile Cutless Supreme knock sensor

Is the knock sensor in the same place as the 1994 model?

1995 delta 98 door lock relay assembly

Where do I find the door lock relay assembly in my mothers 1995 delta 98

oldsmobile aurora hood wont open

How do i open the hood from the outside on an 1999 oldsmobile aurora when i cant get in my car.

need fuse for 1976 Ford Chateau, RV,is not at auto zone

I need a fuse that is not for sale at auto zone so it might be that the truck is so old?
If you know of a site or place please let me know
thanks and have a blessed day!

1998 Olds Intrigue, disconnected coolant sensor/dangerous?

my car was overheating and the fans were not working so I had it looked at and found that there was a short in the wiring to the coolant sensor so he disconnected the wiring and the fans came on. he said it was safe to drive the car until fixed. After driving it the first time I found a little water leaking from cap even though car was not hot so replaced the cap and its find. My question is what are the dangers if any in driving with the sensor disconnected? How long?
Have a blessed day

89 cutlass highway problems

Im working on my grandfathers 89 cutlass ciera 2.8 v6. The car will start right up and idle fine. When you ease on the gas to pull away it wants to die sometimes. But the major problem comes when driving at highway speeds 45-70 it jerks and bucks and surges. Only with normal throttle pressure. If you give heavy throttle it picks up and goes just fine. Ive checked the MAP sensor and the voltage output is within range, ive also checked the tps and the voltage output is slightly low but changes as its supposed to so i will adjust it up. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated

ac on a 2002 Olds Bravada

I have a 2002 Olds Bravada I bought during cold weather.The ac works good sitting in driveway but the second I put it in gear it blows the ac fuse.Not sure where to start looking for the problem.Any suggestions?

Re: 90 Olds Delta 88 suddenly dies and won't restart

before you replace anymore parts you should have it checked when it won't start. When it won't start, you need to measure your fuel pressure. it should be 40 to 47 psi for the 3.8L. If fuel pressure turns out okay, check for spark. If the spark is good then check for fuel injector pulse.

each part will have it's own tree to follow depending on what results you get. Crank sensor, ignition module, fuel pump connector, shorting injector, passlock problem, coil pack, and on and on.

what is the problem you are having now? does it die while you are driving and not restart or is it you drive around and park it and it won't start when you come back to the car? Or is it both.

2002 Oldsmobile Alero radio problem

My car radio switched 12+ wire: yellow is only putting out 6.5-7 volts when I turn it up it goes down to 5v. When this happens my radio freaks out, stops playing, and makes a high pitched squeel. I turn my car off and the voltage stays the same and keeps making the high pitched squeel even with no actual power goin to the radio. When I turn car back on it makes an even higher pitched squeel and then goes back to kinda normal. By that I mean the 6.5-7 volts. It will keep doing this every time I turn my radio up to listening volume. Is there any way to get the wire back to 12v or a way to splice power onto the yellow wire from another wire? Like the orange constant? Please help

Re: Warning Bells

pretty sure, 1962 had no chime module. 1962 is before the Beatles were on Ed Sullivan. back when cars were just mechanical machines. 62 should have been the last year they used a generator. In 63 they went to an alternator.

on later models the chime could be for many things. most would have a corresponding light, was the fuel level low? sloshing fuel in a low tank may set off the warning but settling back down would turn off the light.

Where is the ESC module on a 93 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?

Where is the ESC module on a 93 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme?

Re: 97 olds royale 88

Is your security light on? if the security light is on or flashing the pcm may be disabling the injector pulse.

If you have measured the fuel pressure and you are within specs and you know you have good spark, you need to check your injector pulse. Unplug one of the injectors from the wire harness. use a test light between the two wires in the injector wire harness connector and crank the engine over. The light should blink as the engine is cranked over. It won't blink very fast because you are only cranking the engine so the rpm's are low but you should see if the signal is opening the injector or not.

both the cam and crank sensor send their signals to the ignition control module. The ignition module fires the coils. but the injector signal goes to the PCM and the PCM fires the injectors. The pink wire to the injectors is power from Injector fuse (10A) in the right side dash fuse panel.
the injectors are grounded by the pcm to open the injector.
#1 black wire
#2 light green and black
#3 pink and black
#4 light blue and black
#5 black and white
#6 yellow and black

my car want start

I have a 2000 automobile intrigued in it want start but i took my battery to auto zone to charge it up in i did in i put back in the car in it still not starting but everything else work

Won't start after replacing balancer

I have a 1990 olds delta 88 , and the car ran perfect before replacing the harmonic balancer, Now it won't start, cranks just fine.

1995 aurora sputters and then stalls out.

I have a 1995 oldsmobile aurora with a full tank of gas it will crank up but when I press the gas peddle it sputters and then cuts off what could cause this to happen?

Need help for suprising hubby at christmas.

Hello, I am looking for some direction and advice so I can surprise my husband with some parts for his 1980 Cutlass Supreme...I have some homework to do and had a few questions if ya'll could help me out.
1. when filtering on sites sometimes is asks if the car is Base or Brougham. How do I find this out.
What I want to get him is struts and shocks. What are some suggestions of what will work on his car and price ranges..I want to get some thing he will be happy with but I am also not rolling in cash....Any help would be much appreciated.
Thank you

computer problem with 1999 olds 88 - clicking sound

The car won't start, battery, alternator, starter are all fine. Obviously a computer issue, but I am trying to isolate what started it and what will fix it before I sink a whole bunch of money into it.

Over the past six months, there are many times when the car will not respond at all to starting it, and then after a few minutes will start up. A few have mentioned changing the ignition switch because the wires are prone to break or wear down and lose connection. They said this could cause the problem I am having. Does anyone agree and think that this could ultimately have affected the entire computer system. Now the care won't start at all and I am getting a clicking seemingly coming from right behind the glove compartment.

New Ignition switch ... with floor console or without?

I have an 1999 Oldsmobile 88. I know I need a new ignition switch. There are two options. How may I figure if I need the one with the floor console or without? Is there any way or anywhere I can look to figure it out?

Oldsmobile Aurora A/C defroster

My 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora has had the battery disconnected due to a repair that was needed. Since then the A/C will only blow out of the defrosters. It is still cold but will not blow at you on any other settings. The battery was disconnected when worked on. Since it is electrical I think it needed to be re-calibrated and wasn't. What is the problem and where is the location of the problem, and what part is needed if any.
Please help me with this matter.
Thank You for your assistance

P.S. The engine is a 3.5 v-6 Cadillac engine
2001 Oldsmobile Aurora

2002 Oldsmobile Shilhouette start issue

I have been having problems with my car starting but usually will go after a couple of tries but resets the clock. Tried taking it in to a repair shop but it wouldn't act up at there. Yesterday it wouldn't start at all. There was no clicking noise when I tried to start it. It was just silent almost seemed like a toy car. I haven't been able to start it since. The battery is fairly new about a year to year and half old and was tested when the problems first started. I was told it was still good. I have no idea what could be wrong other than it appears to be something with the battery connections since it was resetting the clock when it wouldn't start. Any ideas?

brake lights

The driver side brake lights on my 1990 olds cutlass supreme don't work but the passenger side does, i have changed the bulbs but still no brake lights but i do have tail lights.

no start after broken steering column

1987 olds Cutlass v8
My steering column broke while driving. The car died and I had to get it towed. After the repair it has power to the dash lights turn signals wipers radio, but the car won't start. When I put the key in the start position there's no noise no crank. I put a test light on all fuses (good) the fuseable link to the starter (good) and on the ignition switch. When on the switch the test light dims when I turn the key. Does anyone know if I'm missing something? At the end of my rope here. Thanks.

Power steering hose/line assembly install

Does anyone have a diagram or information
On installing the power steering hose/line assembly
In the 1990 olds eighty eight royale?
Any info or help would would appreciated!
This is a brand new part I'm attempting to

A/c & heater fan

1990 Oldsmobile Regency Brougham 98
The fan on my A/c & heater will stop blowing or start blowing when I hit a bump or turn a corner. Any suggestions on how to fix this?

Olds fan motor sensor

Need to know where fan sensor is located does not come on till car is 230 and hot 96 olds 4.0L engine.


03 Olds Alero. Will a scanner tool pick up bcm codes if the check engine light is not on.


what are the known fixes for the GMC vacuum pressure problem as it relates to the ignition system
for a 98 olds intrigue v6? (or relates to any other problem)

car won't start

My son recently took out the old cassette player out of his 1996 Sierra Oldsmobile and put in a CD player. Now the car won't start and the emergency brake light comes on also the brake pedal is hard to push down on car just won't start. Was working okay until he put the CD player in. Any ideas please?

change air filter

How do you find and change air filter (I need to know how to get it open) on 1999 oldmoble silhouette where is it located on engine need help thanks?


How do I check if my body control module is bad in an 03 olds alero.

complete GMC dianostic rebates olds 98 V6

What would be the cost for diagnostic to determine all that is wrong with my car?
I know electrical but am wondering after I get going repairing where does it stop? lol
thanks for your help and have a blessed day. )

Fuel pump or anti theft system

I have a 03 oldsmobile alero. I had the fuel pump replaced & was told it went out again, I see lots of people saying it might be the anti-theft system shutting it down. How can I do 2 fix this, or bypass the system? Fuel pump relay seems to be fine.

02 silhouette

I have an 02 silhouette. I have changed the fuel pump , filter anf relay and it still wont turn over. Yes its getting fuel we did the fuel pressure test. Can someone please help me.

what effect does electric wiring tape have on 98 olds intrig

I read in my car manual that it is not a good thing to wrap the electrical on my car using electrical tape. Do you know the effects that would have on car. There is a lot of tape on a lot of my wiring and
I have a wiring problem that I am trying to solve. I am going to replace the ignition module intake wiring pony tail so I was wondering about the rest of my wiring? (thanks)
98 olds intrigue V6 engine. I am doing the ponytail because when the car quits then after I play with the wires sometimes just straightening them then the car restarts. But I think I have another problem also because the RMP's go crazy and the car stops again. I can keep it going longer if I keep my foot on the brake and the gas at the same time keeping the rpm's up. I read that the car does not like this and one time I heard a noise that sounded like the alternator but I heard that just one time and none later. appreciate your help, have a blessed day...:) I was thinking about giving the keys to GMC,lol:( but I don't want to have to do that)

fuel filter

on an oldsmobile alero '03, where is the fuel filter.

1995 olds aurora vacuum lines

The part that mounts on top of the throttle body (evap emissions purge harness gm calls it). it has three vac connections to the throttle body and two actual vac lines going out. Do you know of anywhere it can be found or is there a way to fix it when it has hairline cracks on it? Hoping.

1993 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royale 3.8L V6

I am replacing my throttle position sensor, and I need to know the procedure to adjust it along with the voltage reading. I was told 0.38-0.42 volts with the throttle valve closed, but not sure if that information is correct.

Go ahead, what do you think this sound is...

Engine number 2 (GM3800 Series II) - lasted about two years.

Driving to work yesterday, felt like it was down on power, no noises. Pushed it a bit, thinking it may be a clogged injector. It would shift down, RPM to 5000, but it would not have the same power as usual.

Eventually made it home, going up the hill there was a new sound, like a burst of air escaping from the cylinder head. That stopped, and this is how it sounds now.

I have done the following, what should I do next?

1. Compression Test - the compression numbers are 175 up to 190...
2. Removed upper and lower intake.
3. ...

Harmonic balancer feels tight...not sure how to test it. Note: There was a power loss preceding this event, compression was good and spark in all six cylinders. The noise was significantly loader at cylinder 6, placed the stethoscope on the rocker bolt.... ... 4.jpg.html ... c.jpg.html

92 Oldsmobile 88 no spark

I have a 1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale and I've changed the following trying to get the car to start: starter, crankshaft sensor, ignition coil pack, ICM, fuel pump. Then noticed constant, not blinking, SECURITY LIGHT. Well after changing the ignition switch and getting a new key made...we thought everything was good. I had to remove the key from the ignition switch for 30 seconds. Then tried to start it again, but The car turned over for about 2 seconds... Then would not start. It's getting fuel but no spark. Help.

over flow boils

my 1994 olds cutless ciera over flow starts to boil after driving it i am trying to figure it out maybe it is the thermostat, fan not working how does one test it, but does anyone know why it does not do it all the time.
subject over flow boiling.

99 Oldsmobile intrigue sputters and dies like its out of gas

I have a 99 Oldsmobile Intrigue with a 3800 Series 2 engine, recently it died while attempting to get on the interstate. It had been driving semi okay before getting on the on ramp. Since the top end gasket repair on the engine the rpm needle would jump without the rpms actually revving while driving and the rpms do fluctuate a little while stopped (no more than 500rpms). Now my car starts and will rev up just fine in park, however when you put it in drive and attempt to move it acts like it is out of gas. (Sputters and dies while electronics stay on.) Somebody help??

ABS blinks when i put the signal light

Why when I put the turn signal lights either way, on my Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme the ABS light started to blink too? :shock: By the way the ABS light is on.

1996 Oldsmobile Ciera 3.1 lt, stalls/fails to start

I have a 96 Olds Ciera, with the 3.1 lt V6. Today while sitting in line for lunch, the car started to make a sigh/cough noise, when trying to accelerate out of the line, the car bogged down, as if it wasn't getting fuel. This has happened before and if I let the car sit for a few minutes, it will crank back up and drive without issue. This time, after letting the car sit for about a half hour, it still wouldn't start. I left the car, came back after work, it started right up without any problem. I was able to drive for maybe a half a mile before the car shut off completely. The car turns over like it wants to start, but won't.
I've checked for spark, all coils are getting spark, you can smell the fuel being dumped but not burned off. I can almost guarantee that when I go out in the morning the car will start. My question is, what could be causing the stalling and failure to restart. I've been told two possible issues, one, the EGR valve blocked. Secondly an issue with the ignition coil mount. I do have a check engine light on, but it was referring to a system purge during non-purge something another.

Thank you!

Engine stalls while driving .96 Oldsmobile 98

The engine stalls while driving. It don't give any warning, it just quits. But it will start right back up. Then it'll run a while then it will do it again. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

Engine stalls while driving .

The engine stalls while driving. It don't give any warning, it just quits. But it will start right back up. Then it'll run a while then it will do it again. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

1998 Oldsmobile 88 Starting problems

My son and I are trying to locate the fuse link on his 1998 OLDS 88 with a V6 engine. Can someone either send directions or better yet, photo's or a video link so we can see where it is at. THANKS DSLJOHN

2001 oldsmobile alero

Ok so I have a 2001 Oldsmobile alero. Tuesday I was driving and all of the dash lights and gauges went out and the radio stopped working, I hit a bump and everything came back on. Went home parked the car tried to start it a few hours later but all it would do is start and shut back off, after a few times worked fine. A little later went back out and it started just fine but nothing on the dash worked. The next day the same problem but later on that day it stopped working all together, the car starts but shuts back off after a few seconds. What could the problem be?

Neutral safety switch

On an 03 alero neutral safety switch, which connector is power in & which connector goes out to starter?

Neutral Safety Switch???

Was told that I may have a problem with my neutral control switch on my '03 Olds Alero. Can anyone tell me where it is on the transmission or have a diagram that shows where it is.

99 oldsmobile bravada

I replaced the rear brakes and now they smoking and get extremely hot going no further than a couple city blocks and back. With the wheel off, my rotor wiggles. Don't know if that's normal. I've changed the caliper poison too. It's there a video anywhere I can watch?


99 alero MAF and temp gauge problems

My 99 alero mass air flow sensor is throwing a code, but it works in my friends alero. So it's not the sensor itself. Is there a relay or fuse that could have gone out? Or do I just need to track down a wiring problem? The day it stopped working my temp gauge also stopped working.

1998 Olds Cutlas sometimes does not start and somtimes runs

My car will start most of the time but when it does not it takes sometimes as much as an hour of cranking it to get it to start.

Just so you know I have my grandchildren flying into town this Wednesday for their annual summer visit HELP!!!!

1. Sometimes it starts but is hesitating it will rev on it's own and then just die.
2. Sometimes no problem.
3. Sometimes when I am driving it hesitates and feels like it is running out of gas.

I brought it into the shop this is what I was told:

1. They told me to replace the Mass air flow sensor and that will do it. (I got that replaced)
2. It had the same symptoms just 3 days later I brought it back in.
3. I was told that "the Intake Vaccum had a leak" I fixed that.
4. I was told The fuel system had to be cleaned. I fixed that.
5. Then they went to bring my car around the front to give it to me and it would not start for them ..
6 I was told it is the fuel pump and the fuel pump regulator.
7. The fuel pressure they told me was 30.

Should I get this fuel pump and fuel pump regulator replaced and can it be anything else?

I appreciate any input.

Mike Soloway

Engine sounds like it is racing, but RPMs normal

I have a 2003 Olds Bravada. When driving the engine fan sounds if it is racing. The RPMs are normal, the engine temp is fine, no warning lights are on. This happens whether in Park or in Drive . It was intermittent, but now most of the time, but not all. When I manually turn the fan blade it stops immediately, it seems tight. Also, the power to the car seems less than normal and it shifts a little late when accelerating. Could be the loud fax noise is clouding my judgement on this. I did see the transmission fluid was below the normal range- I checked it after driving for over an hour so it was a hot check and it was 3/8 inch below the bottom of the normal range. I added fluid but have not driven it since. Any ideas

Loss of function to Temperature and Fuel Guage's same time

I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass. My problem is that recently we experience both the temperature guage and fuel guage stopped working. Up until this problem, we had occasionally experienced the fuel guage dropping to zero and returning on it own with long periods of fully functioning. I traced the fuse to position 37 in the under hood fuse box. It is listed as ac/bfc which to my understanding has to do with either the AC or cooling fans but seems to be used by other systems as well. Our AC is fine and functioning and there is no problem with overheating. Upon replacing the 10am fuse and turning the key, both guages return to function and read where expected for about 5-10 sec and then they blow the fuse. I have tested this several time with similar result. In researching this problem on the internet I came on advice that this is a typical problem for a number of GM models over the years and with the description of my situation to a T it pointed to a defective Dash Voltage Regulator or Voltage Limiter that perhaps can be found behind the instrument cluster. Upon check with several parts supplier and the local Chevrolet / Cadilac dealer parts department, there seems to be no such part nor had the parts manager ever hear of a similar problem.. My Haynes manual is of no help either. So does any one have more advice or knowledge to this problem? Help is greatly appreciated..... Mike

Christmas in May

My father-in-law just had the engine rebuilt in his 2001 Alero 3.4l(3400 SFI) and he was telling me the car dies whenever he puts the AC in max. When I looked inside his car, his instrument cluster was lit up like a Christmas tree! It looked like every trouble light was lit. When I hooked up my scan tool, I found DTC codes P1189, P0717, U1040, and U1000. I also found ABS codes C1225, C1226, C1236, C1254, and C1298. Anyone have any idea what happened? I told him to take the car back to the guys and let them figure it out but he said they don't know anything about this problem. I tried to erase the DTCs but they immediately came back the next time I started the engine. Thanks. P.S.- I can't find out what P0717 is.

1993 olds cutlass supreme 3.1 convertible

I have 4 problems at the same time. First the idle drops low and car dies, then the a/c quits and the speedometer and rpm guage drops down and then transmission goes into 3rd gear. After about a minute everything returns to normal. I got another computer from junk yard and put in the prom from the original computer but car runs the same and now it is always in third gear. Engine runs perfect except for above problems. please help!

Oldsmobile Alero leaking oil

I have a 2003 osmobile alero its leaking oil and we have to keep adding oil. Any idea what the problem might be?

car wont start and won't keep running when it warms up

1998 olds 88 parked it a couple years ago. it would start fine and run good until warmed up then would die. wouldn't start again until it cooled off. now tried to start it with new battery and only clicks. What do I do to get it started and what do I fix to keep it running when it heats up?

car dies for no reason

i have a 94 olds eighty-eight royale,i am having trouble with it dieing at slow speed,it is very easy to start back,well also put a new master cylinder on the anti-lock brakes but now all it does is chime that there is no fluid in it and the brake light and the anti lock brake light stays on,been told the anti lock brake motor is shot,and it will cost a lot to get it fixed,any help wqould be appericated thanks

No Headlights , Tail Lights or Dash lights

I recently just changed out a battery in my 93 Cutlass and now all of a sudden i dont have dash , tail or head lights and i checked the fuses but they are fine this 93 cutlass has a 3100 v6 motor PLEASE HELP..

1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette lost most of my lights

We bought this used. Been running fine but all of a sudden lost most of my lights.
My dashboard light went out. Now my inside lights are gone. I also lost my brake lights and left turn.
I found two burnt fuses and replaced them but that didn't bring them back. My left turn now blinks barely.
I can't drive at night since no rear lights at all.
When I open the door I now get a constant beeping or bell that I don't recall having before. You know like when you leave the key in or headlights on.
I have looked through the manual but nothing that helped solve this stuff.
Hope someone has some ideas, we can't afford another vehicle right now.

oil sending unit

location of oil sending unit on 97 olds cutlass 3.1 litre

need to know Oldsmobile wheel hub part

i need to find out what the name of the part is that the wheel assembley wheel hub and brakes are attatched to on my 1990 oldsmobile 88 royale.



Gas smell/White smoke

I have a 2000 olds silhouette that I just put a new fuel pressure regulator on. After replacing it, I started the van and immediately began smelling gas. No gas was leaking around the regulator or anywhere that I can see, but I did notice that the exhaust is blowing white. I went ahead and changed the PCV valve and it still is smelling and blowing white. Any ideas what this is? The only thing I did when changing the regulator was remove the fuel pump fuse to depressurize. I put it back once I was done. The van is running good, it just stinks pretty bad. Could use your help. Thanks

Re: 2001 Olds Aurora heater issue

it's a little bit hard to try and diagnose noises without actually hearing them. If you thought it was coming from the blower motor did the noise change with the different speeds of the blower motor? as in, a higher speed the noise got louder or faster? does the noise change when it is in fresh air or recirculate? does changing the mode doors change the sound or change where it sounds like it's coming from?

When you changed the blower motor did you look to see if there was any debris that could have gotten into the plenum? I have had cars come in that have had leaves, pine needles and little twigs in the blower. But the worst things were dog food, a mouse had stored up the customers dog food in the blower fan, sounded like gravel when you turned the fan on, and a few times the actual mouse was in the fan. They died there and put the fan out of balance. Shook the whole dash when the fan came on.

you could also have things that have dropped down the defroster vent that will get stuck in the door to the defroster. I have also had cars that the recirculate door is right behind the glove box and an over stuffed glove box overflowed stuff that was sucked into the duct or blocked the vent.

so, does the noise come on with the fan on low? does it change with the fan speed? does it change when you change the blend door, mode door or recirculate door? Where does the noise sound like it is coming from? can you feel it when you put your hand on the plenum? can you reach the door actuators and see if they feel like the noise is coming from one of them?

95 olds cutlas seira sl wont start

we have a 95 oldsmobile cutlas seira sl 3.1l, car started running rough and on my way from takeing kids to school it died at a stop sign. i tried restarting it and it acted like it was out of gas. we have since replaced the fuel pump and the computer were the glove box is. it will try to start but then after that first time it won't do anything. please if some one can help that would be great. thanks and sorry about the misspelled words.

1995 olds service light

I am trying to get the diagnostic codes. I don't see the a,b jumper.
this is a 3.1L. The plastic cover says data link and its located just below the steering column. Confused :?:

Alero knock sensor nightmare- please help, or just shoot me!

ok I had another post on this, but found a bad head gasket, and fixed it. rebuilt whole top end, rebuilt heads, new gaskets, the works. When doing this, I found the cam sensor wires were all taped up by previous owner, from heat damage, so I replaced the plug. also one other thing to add- right before I did the heads, i got a code for the cat converter. Using my scanner, I ran some test to see if the o2 sensors were good, and they checked out, so I bought a new Cat converter

Before the head gasket, I was getting P0327, and replaced the knock sensor with an Autozone sensor, code came back so I replaced it AGAIN with a real GM knock sensor. Code came back again, and I checked for 5v at the wire- no voltage, so I checked for continuity and voltage AT the computer. I actually cut the wire and separated it from the circuit, and got nothing, but wire shows continuity TO the sensor

I finally gave up and took it to a Chevy dealer. after an hour, they called and said that the computer and sensor checked out, and they needed another hour to check wiring, at another $110 an hour. I said sure, then they called me back to say it WAS the PCM. Confused, I went up to the dealership with a used PCM that I had bought earlier, and asked them to put it in, and program to my car. They said they would but couldn't guarantee it. I had actually installed it previous to the head work, but it didn't make a difference, probably due to the bad valves, and leaking head.

It took a whole day, but the CEL came back on, and sure enough- EFFING KNOCK SENSOR! I am really at my wits end here- here's some thoughts I need confirmed
1) if the cam sensor wires were shorting out- could it have damaged the PCM? And wouldn't I have thrown a code for the cam sensor? Thinking back, I did install the new used PCM before I found the wires that were all taped up under the intake manifold, and I don't know if they were really shorting out although it was a horrible taped up mess
2) could something else in the ignition circuit (IE either of the 2 crank sensors, cam sensor, or the ICM be malfunctioning, or shorting out causing the PCM to screw up the knock sensor circuit? I know these are all part of the ignition circuit

Please help- any ideas appreciated. I'm beginning to think someone died in the car and it's haunted

1990 Olds Cutlass Ciera starts but stalls instantly help plz

So the car will start run for maybe 4 secs and stall immediately. It will remain running if i give it gas and open the throttle up. Was told a few things fuel filter, fuel pump, possible injector. I just replaced the fuel filter and i just want to get a definite as to what i should get/do next so if any suggestion please do not hesitate.

Pulsating RPM/steering wheel vibration

I have a 2000 olds silhouette Premere. When I start it i feel a steady vibration in the steering wheel and there is an intermittent pulsating on the RPMs. I don't notice either of these issues once I start driving. I do still feel the vibration in the wheel when I'm at a stop light. Sometimes after i start the van, it will die on me, but not every time. I've had it scanned and it indicated there was an issue with the fuel system, but gave no specifics. Any ideas what this might be? Please advise. Thanks.

Low beam lights not working

The low beam light do not work. Fuze is ok no problem with that.

Oil sending unit 2003 Olds Silhouette van location

Where is the oil sending unit located on an 2003 Olds Silhouette van v-6 front wheel drive? If you could supply a diagram it would be most helpful. Thank you, chevelle33.

98 olds 88 runs rough then stalls

98 olds 88 3800 v6 hard to start runs rough then clears up , no acceleration, then when it gets warm starts running rough again then stalls wont start again until it cools down I have replaced idle control valve, map sensor and oxygen sensor

01 Bravada "brake motor"

A parts store scanner said I needed an EBCU. I bought one that is connected to the EHBM (I'm guessing called the 'motor.). I doesn't look hard to replace the unit, but there are several brake lines screwed into it. What about bleeding these lines? A friend of mine who runs an "old-school" brake shop says he could bleed them manually, but is not at all certain that is how it's supposed to be done. He worries that if we do it wrong, there may be no brakes; and I'd need to have it towed to the dealer.
Words of wisdom? Caution?

1998 Oldsmobile 88 - all power shuts off while driving

Three times in the past two days the car has shut down while driving: everything - motor, electronics. It comes right back on and if I'm driving over 20-25MPH the motor kicks back in. The time I was going slow I had to stop and throw it in park to restart (didn't try neutral). Anyone have any ideas? Could it be the ignition switch?

1999 Olds Aurora blows fuse for dash and Air

I replace the 10 amp fuse, sometimes blows instantly. Disconnect batttery, hook back up I everything works fine. Shut the passenger lost everything, went to put in new 10 amp fuse and sparks arked and blew. Now fuse will go in, doesn't blow it and I still don't have any gauges or Temp control system works. Tech worked on it, could not find anything wrong with grounds, fuse block or wires he could see. Talked about an extensive amount of different "modules" to try and replace. Any thoughts?

Slows down and overheats

I have a 1994 cutlass ciera. I drive around all day with no problem. But sometime i can't get it over 45 mph and it will start it overheat. Also seems like the brakes are on as it slows down fast with no brakes applied. If the car sitting for a while all is well again. Whats up with that ???

too lean bank 1 sensor 1 code p0171 Olds intrigue 2001

Need some help I have a 2001 Oldsmobile intrigue 3.5 v6 have a code 0171 and code 0133 I have replaced 02 sensor up streem crankshaft position sensor pcv valve fuel filter mass air flow sensor throttle body positioning sensor air idle control valve air cleaner Still have code 0171 and 0133 to lean check fuel pump pressure reads 38 to 42 pounds check for intake vacuum leaks what else could be wrong.thanks rich 8-) update found the problem with a smoke test throttle body shot so for if you have a vacuum leaks and can't find the source check your throttle body

Leaking antifreeze and sloshing sound in my dash...Ugh!

So, where do I begin!
My 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada Truck started with low coolant levels and I filled it back up and every since then I have had a coolant leak. I just got a new waterpump put on and before that, no one could find out what was wrong with my truck. No one knew where the leak was coming from. For the most part, there are no signs of an internal leak. No white smoke, no air bubbles on my oil stick and nothing white under my oil cap. Every morning, I check my fluids and if there are any fluids on the ground. My fluids are always low and it takes 1-2 cups of antifreeze a day. This problem is sooooo annoying, someone PLEASE HELP! The water pump has not changed my coolant leak. I thought it could be a hose/clamp but I had a guy check it out and he said it looked good. There is never anything in my overflow either whether its hot or cold. There is also this sloshing like noise in my dash and its everyday when I accelerate and brake.
PLEASE HELP!!! :cry:

1999 Olds Cutlass temp gauge runs hot

I have a 1999 olds cutlass 3.1L, the temp gauge has a few times shot up past where it normally runs but then it dumps back down to where it normally goes and runs just fine. The other day it kept going up and no heat was coming out of the vents at all. The gauge kept climbing up to 260 where the light kicked on, new symptom never seen before. I got it home when I was almost home it killed then started back up and ran just fine. Want to know if its the thermostat or something worse.

alero, steam out the tailpipe

Hey, new guy here, intermediate mechanic.I inherited a 03 alero, with a 3.4. Previous owner had overheating problems and a horrible mechanic, When I got it, the heater bypass was disconnected from the thermostat housing (wonder why it was overheating the last time?- lol) Anyway, I bolted the pipe back up, and put some coolant in it. Runs fine, gauge about half way up. Been driving it around to get computer to reset, as the car had been sitting a few months, now I have white steam coming from tailpipe, but no water in the oil that I can see. Previous owner said it was throwing the service engine light, and that has finally come on again. Was waiting for the light to check codes, but the white "fog" is a surprise as it wasn't doing this at first. I have a stack of paperwork from the bad mechanics that says they replaced the intake gasket, but from the absence of fasteners, and evidence of bad work, I wonder if this might be my problem still or a head gasket. Anyone ever see one of these engines steam, and not get the oil contaminated? trying to figure out the easiest way of diagnosing without spending a bill at the dealership. I figure I could just tear into the intake first, it would be quite evident yes, or no?
Thanks in advance

2001 Aurora Temp Sensors

I have a 2001 Aurora. The outside temperature is reading about 30 degrees to warm. Engine is running at normal temp. I have heat and cooling. Fans seem to be working fine. I do however have to set the ambient temp. a little higher than normal to get sufficient heat. Any ideas as to which sensor it might be.


Olds Intrigue Heater control goes blank

My wife has a 2000 oldsmobile intrigue. She will be driving with the heater on and all of the sudden it goes off and the control goes black. Stop turn off car pull key and then restart and it comes back on. Sometimes have to shut off and pull key a few times. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

1993 Oldsmobile 88 Royale clicking noise

My car makes a loud clicking noise that sounds like a gun firing an empty clip. It starts as soon as its started and clicks in 1 second intervals. Sounds like the noise is coming from right above my alternator. Checked alternator and my gears on my belt and nothing is hitting each other and making the noise. Even checked my boots and there tight. Could it be a firing piston or connecting arm ?I'm completely lost and this is my firstt car. Please help. Any ideas or suggestions appreciated. I also forgot to say it still starts up and runs but also has a failing fuel pump and stalls when I turn if I only have a quarter tank of gas. Also stalls rarely on deacceleration.

Oldsmobile Silhouette has No Heat

I have a 96 olds silhouette right now have no heat. Took it to the mechanic they've had it for 2 days. After calling several times the guy said he couldn't fix it. He said it was air pockets internally? and it wasn't worth fixing. Last year I had a valve job and head gaskets done was running great. Then this past summer had no cold air. They put in blower motor and now with no heat I have been putting antifreeze in it every couple days then after 2 weeks I have no heat. It was wet on the passenger floor but not much so I thought it was the heater core. Any one with an idea? or is my ride just going to the grave yard? Thanks! ;)

1997 olds 88 vacuum diagram

i need diagram of vacume hoses for 3800 Oldsmobile 88 1997.

1992 Olds 88 Royale Cold start issues (FYI)

Being a bit of a BYM, I have tracked down what seems to be my issue with cold starts. I still have to test this fix, but I am about to and will post about it when I am done.
Like others my car suddenly started with cold start issues. I replaced the IAT, flushed, tune up, oil change. Computer at first kept giving me IAT codes. Well one day i shorted the IAT with some wire just to make it seem like it was 100+ air temp to the computer, I got a new error. I do not remember the exact code but it has to do with the ECT. It sends a reading to the computer of -40 below 0 at temps of 32 and below. This causes the computer to increase the fuel to the engine, aka it floods out. I am going to disconnect the ECT and short it to see if I continue to have problems. If not I will report this. Now I will not assume that it is the sensor causing the reading as it could be a faulty computer as well. Further testing will see.

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