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When I first start it up it spits and sputters a little bit as if I have bad spark plugs also there's a loud whining coming from the transmission I think it's the transmission is what it sounds like and the front end is shaking really bad
Fuel pressures good, icm was checked n is good
some times after driving and car sets for A wile it will turn over but will not fire until it sets fore an hour or so then starts right up
My mom gave me the car. She had some backyard mechanic replace the ignition a year ago. Since then, it has been having problems. It won't start some days, after sitting for a day then it will start. It wont start sometimes and you have to wait for the security light to shut off then it starts. Last time it died for them, the dome light was flickering and the windows wouldn't roll down. It has only done this a few times to them. I was driving it to work, went to roll the window down and the car just died. It turns over and sounds like it wants to start but wont. My mom thinks it has to do with the guy who replaced the ignition. ANY help would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you!
Where would be my first place to check to see what is going on?
All this happened overnight, the transmission is slipping and the engine sounds like a Volkswagen..
I stopped at the store, its never failed to start, then coming out of the store I got into the car, it made a funny sound, and now nothing the starter isnt movin at all. Im thinkin maybe a cable broke off the starter, I have power when I turn the key everything works except the fuel gage goes why past the full mark and the engine light comes on.
What could be the possible reasons the air compressor does not run?
I'm on the fence about fixing the car but if I could find a cheap parts car or subframe I will. What all cars share a subframe/engine cradle with my 1999 Oldsmobile 88?
Radio don't work after putting a new battery and air conditioning won't turn off
Antenna was over heating so I unhooked it.
Front turn single will light up but stays solid and rear blinker an brake light do not work but the running lights come on
Even used starter fluid
Just started doing this parked then nothing turns over but no start
We about to add antifreeze.
The air turns on when I press any electrical button in the car I think it's the engine control module gone out but I'm not sure
Every time I come to a stop it is like my drive disengages and has trouble rengageing when I push the gas pedal. It also effects my over drive, if I push the pedal all the way down and the overdrive kickes in. When the over drive kickes in the car revs up as if the transmission isn't connected at all. Then when I release the gas the normal drive engages and drives normal untell my next stop. Once the car is moving the transmission shifts perfectly. It does this in all gears besides reverse.
This is a 1990 Oldsmobile 88 Royale. Need to know what the part is called to order from a dealership. It is a square piece of plastic, with two outlets for vacuum lines. A nine mm bolt attaches through the center. The vacuum on car is affected due to part being broken and vacuum leaking.
Replaced the noc sensors. What could be causing this problem?
Car has about 170,000 miles. Has a random growling sound in the rear that lasts around 6 seconds every time. Nothing is consistent about it. Can't make it happen either. More frequent since gas gauge stuck past Full and can't add gas unless I do it in small amounts very slowly. Growling started a few months before gas problem. Gas pump shuts off like tank is full at less than 1 gallon, but it's definitely not. Takes about 10min just to get 3 gal. Maybe a coincidence but I think it might be connected. Think the vent or charcoal canister might be causing the gas tank issue. No idea on the growling tho. Any ideas??
I was driving on the freeway it died and won't start. I checked fuses tried the anti theft reset by locking driver door waiting to minutes and unlocking it. It wants to crank over but wont
Security system light keeps flashing
check engine light came on, gt code that #6 misfiring ..did complete replacement of all spark plugs and wires, cleared code, light came on next day , sometimes flashing, throwing random/multiple cylinder misfire code...i is having hard starting, shifting and power loss issues...also throwing the code for maximum adapt and long shift..hoping replacing the coils will fix the problem...also plan to run seafoam trans tune for a week and then change the tranny fluid and filter and replace with dexron VI...thoughts about that fluid change?
I was told that my AC system is clogged the compressor does not cycle fully and there is no leaks. Is there a way to flush or what parts should or can I replace to get this thing blowing cold? The tech said he removed a line but it was so gunked up that he would have to cut it and he didn't want to open a can of worms. What if anything can I do to get cold air?
With the key it won't turn over, security lights on.
After the car is driven about 4 miles...the abs light and low oil light are more intermittent than the battery discharge light is..there is no dimming of headlights or anything when the battery light comes on..bad cluster?? Faulty ecm??? I've had the alt and battery checked. .all at perfect numbers