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Re: Starter solenoid

yes, Oldsmobile uses them


No start

Took my 2002 Ford explorer to get a smog repair on May 1st I had replaced the intake manifold due to coolant leak from what appear to be the coils or even perhaps the thermostat,

But upon turning the key to start the vehicle there was a crank but no start so this is the reason why I took the vehicle to the mechanic for the smog repair.

They call within an hour and say tabs off the ignition coils were broken they said they took off the manifold to make sure I put on the gaskets correctly but the gaskets are attached to the new manifold so there was no reason for that there was a vacuum leak so they torqued down the manifold 'correctly', they said that I had the thermostat gasket on incorrectly so they redid this for me they checked all my hoses and did a full inspection and my car cleared for smog.

300 mi later I was driving on the freeway and from what they said a spark plug blew, and I needed a replacement so I took truck back to this mechanic and they told me they had to rethread the hole for the new spark plug.

So within a month I spent over $1,000 with this mechanic,

So somewhat 3 weeks ago and 500 MIles into a 24,000 mi warranty,

I have coolant all over my manifold once again appears to be coming out the thermostat again one of the injector coils in the front of the fuel rail was missing the setting bolt, and car will not start, not even crank, my battery seems to be draining, and when I was troubleshooting the starting relay I swapped fuses with the blowing motor, before the swap car would take slowly, now after the swap I have a rapid tick coming from nearest to the steering column yet still under the hood of the car, doesn't sound nowhere near the starter or the starter solenoid, not even the fuse box.

Any ideas,?

Car lights still work radio still works


2000 olds intrigue 3.5L misfire no code

Hi,



Ive been chasing a misfire in this car for quite some time. It doesnt give me a code for this. The misfire is almost always at low rpms, or when initially accelerating. At first start, i put into reverse it stalls. I restart it, then it drives ok, or sometimes does this misfire thing or it will accellerate slightly without me hitting the gas. I assume this is a vacuume leak. I have replaced: fuel pump, fuel filter, sparkplugs, upper intake manifold gaskets, vent canister solenoid, cleaned canister as well, cleaned fuel injectors( all are functioning) replaced all noticable vacuum connections and hoses that Im aware of. Did a fuel pressure test which shows the fpr is functioning, but the pressure is only 38 psi. I recently replaced the IAC, and notice surging issues with it after a drive, it doesnt seem to reset so I ordered another one. Ive tested these sensors and they are functioning:MAP, MAF, TPS. I have tested the resistance on the coil packs, but dont know what the specs are for them, I dont think they are the issue.

There are trans codes 0716, 0741 , p1689, p1887, but I can reset the battery and the car will operate fine for a time. Ive even replaced a bad wire in the trans harness

I really want to address this misfire, is there anywhere else I may have missed a leak?

Is the transmission causing the misfire?


1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette

On my 1995 Oldsmobile Silhouette while traveling . A water inlet broke off and caused me to lose water then engine started to run hot and just shut off. And wouldn't crank back up. After replacing that water connection and water. Still will not start . Engine turns over and seems to be spinning over fairy fast but will not start. I heard that could be the timing. I don't see it losing anymore water anywhere. Can you tell me what is causing it to turn over fairy fast but will not start . What can it be so I can fix it so it will start up and run. I don't know what I may need to replace in order to crank up the engine and it start and run. Please help me on what I need to do to get it running again


low rpm car cuts off @ idle

I have a 1994 Olds Cutlass Supreme S 3.1 and back in Feb my cut was cutting off while making a slow turn, but started back up; took it to Firestone to check it.They checked stater, battery, alternator and they were ok, but they tried to replace a IAC and sensor, didn't work,they cleaned the throttle body, didn't work either. Took it back to them and this time they put it on a scanner and it needed a CRANKSHAFT SENSOR,so took it to another shop and they put one on,but it doing the samething , but worse.In short, they have put in another EGR, cleaned the fuel injectors a new alternator, which was running over 15volts, now I need something called a A/T CONTROL SOLENOID, but MEKINIE says they don't install this,but I had a transmission installed by them back in 2014 or15.I was told by the manager that ANY part they put in I don't have to pay for cause of the CRANKSHAFT SENSOR they put in.What should Firestone should have checked out 1st? And do a A/T CONTROL SOLENOID sound right?


2004 ford explorer

replaced Motor/Transmission it ran hot on me engine light was blinking and battery light came on I pulled over called Mechanic to tow it back to the shop he told me he broke a A/C hose and replaced it but idk it seemed like that was the issue but idk


2002 Alero 6cyl

When I have my alero on cruise control and we’re going up even the slightest incline, the RPMs will shoot up. Then, even after we get on a flatter section of road where my car is supposed to downshift, it stays around 4500 and doesn’t go down until I cancel the cruise control.


Tire size

Could I put 224 75 15 tires on my 1979 olds delta 88 Royal and what is the torque wrench setting for the lug nuts?


Speed sensor

On a 99 Olds Alero would the speed sensor cause the car to stop shifting gears? This happened from one night driving home and the next morning would not shift


Great wall x240

Hi I have a great wall x240 the 4wd light is staying on an it sounds like it's not trying to engage at all any help is appreciated thanks


Re: 2004 Alero 2.2 lr

you say it shifts into gear, so from idle to in gear there is an rmp change that lets you know it went into gear? You feel the transmission engage when you shift into drive? If you rev the engine up a little while it's in drive do you feel the engine torque up under a load?



Trying to figure if the trans is slipping going forward or the trans is locked up going forward.



What are you using to find out there are no codes? What ever scanner you used, does it have data stream for the engine and the transmission? Or does it only read engine codes?



Have you checked your trans fluid level and condition? If it's too low, that could cause it to run out of fluid when you try to drive it. Check the level and if it's low bring it to the normal level. Make sure you don't over fill it though.



let me know what you find out


1984 cutlass Supreme brougham 3.8

I have a 1984 cutlass Supreme brougham 3.8 34,000 miles i did plugs wires cap rotor coil, and fuel line to carb. 2 barrel BTW. It will turn over start for 1 or 2 seconds and stall. Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Re: ciera park lights

what year is your ciera?



park lights are tail lights with the front marker lights. It has a tail fuse in the fuse block behind the right side instrument panel.from the fuse to the headlight switch is the orange wire. Check that the fuse has power and the orange wire to the headlight switch has power from the fuse.



if you have daytime running lights the module takes the orange wire from the fuse and sends out the power on the brown wire to the tail lights. the daytime running light module is behind the center of the dash near the turn flasher.


2004 Oldsmobile alero 3.4 automatic

My checked engine light is on when I start my car or idle low. The rpm goes up and down until I drive it doesn't do it all the time but it gets worse. I took it to part store computer that aid something didn't give specifics and said maybe oxygen sensor or vacuun line fuel filter. Sometimes when it's less than a qt. tank of gas it would sputter up a hill. Like it was out of gas but didn't die. Almost did. When it has half tank its fine. But now it's just the idle goes real low almost dies but doesn't. RPM goes up and down to when put it in drive and go and it dies.


2001 oldmobile alero

All my lights show on my dashboard and when i went to have i put on a machine no codes came back what could this issue be


Cam shaft sensor

Where is the cam shaft sensor on a 1999 Olds Intrigue 3.5. Thank you.


1967 Oldsmobile 442 Horn

All of a sudden, I have no horn. Tried following wires and found no problem. Checked electricity and everything fine . Any help?


2001 olds aurora

Have a 2001 olds aurora and my drivers window and passenger window do not roll down the main control switch works foe the back windows why not the front


Re: Tension pully

need more info please


Delta 88

1997 delta 88 starts up just fine but after running a few errands wont start up. Let it sit for 20 minutes, then starts right back up. What's wrong with my car.


Rocker arms.

Can I use old rocker arms and new push rods


Cooling system

I have a1997 Olds Cutlass supreme . I have installed 2 new fans , a new T stat,

also a temp. sending unit . The relays are making when bench testing and all fuses are good . Fans will not come on . ?


no oil pressure(checked with gauge)-Po3oo code

5 minutes into driving- loss of power,random misfire(P0300 code). towed car home. Installed gauge in pressure sensor location and needle would not move. 3+ quarts oil drained from pan. Removed,disassembled and inspected pump-no scoring or obvious damage. What else should I inspect?

Thank you


Pcv valve location

I have a 2002 Oldsmobile Bravada with a 4.2 Vortex. Could you please explain where my pcv valve is located? Please and thank you.


3.5 Olds Intrigue 2002 service ports

Hello. I recently charged my a.c. on 3.5 intrigue & stupid me starting putting it in wrong port. No big damage. Did find right low service port next to the one. So I want to know what port did I mistake or for. Its along firewall with green cap, behind brake fluid fill. See pic. [attachment=0]PICT1302-640x487.jpg[/attachment]

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