Mechanics

CAR DIED AND WON'T RESTART

1995 Oldsmobile 98

Engine Mechanical problem
1995 Oldsmobile 98 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 182000 miles

Today my car died in the drive through and won't restart. It says HOT. AC Disabled. It cranks but won't turn over. The windows are down and won't roll up and the locks won't trip. It has a 1/4 tank of gas in it currently but had an 1/8th of a tank when it stalled. I checked all the fuses even under the hood. I think, the blower motor relay swith has been fried for some time, I have to plug in the blower when I want to use the A/C, and unplug it when I turn the car off. The A/C was on when it died but the blower wasn't pluged in. Help me I am a woman and don't have a clue where do go from here. I should also add that it went through a flash flood about 4 weeks ago and stalled out. We had to pull the plugs to get the water out and change the air filter. We got it started and it has been running tip- top for 3 1/2 weeks.
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Adayasmama
August 4, 2010.



Believe it or not, the tow truck came to pick up the car today to take it in and have all the connections double checked, wires and grounds. Etc. And the car started and the windows rolled up. But when I went to put it in drive, it died again. Luckily I rolled up the windows. After a once over at the shop, it was given a good bill of health with a recomendation to replace vacuum hoses and a canister? I guess it sits behind the engine. They couldn't find anything else wrong with it. I drove it home today. I never replaced the ECU.

Is it possible that I had a loose sensor and by them checking it, they fixed it?

Can I trust that this won't happen again in a day or two? It seems to me, after reading other posts on this site, that these cars are notorious for acting up like this.

All your info so far has been awesome and extremely helpful. Thanks for your patience and your time.

Tiny
Adayasmama
Aug 19, 2010.
A loose sensor wouldn't cause all these issues so i'm not sure if it's alright to drive or not without risk of it happening again. Computer really seems to be the culprit here but drive it around some and if it doesn't happen anymore than maybe it was just a fluke in some wiring or something.

Bluelightnin6
Aug 20, 2010.
Ok I will keep all that in mind. After all I still have the ECU. I will keep you posted. Thanks for all your hep and advice.

Tiny
Adayasmama
Aug 20, 2010.
Ok. Check this out. I drove the car one day, the thing died and I had to have it towed home. So today I went out and swaped out the ECU. The car started, ran for about 5 min, then died. But here's the weird part. When the car is running and you attempt to roll the window down or push the locks. It dies. I KNOW THIS IN NOT A CONICIDENCE. I waited a bit and tried starting it again and it did. I was able to drive it up the alley and back and let it idle for another 5-10 min, using the windows and locks the whole time. Then, it happened again. While the car was running I pushed the window and the car sputtered, then it quit. THIS IS MAKING NO SENCE TO ME, PLEASE GIVE ME SOME MORE DIRECTION ON THIS. THANKS

Tiny
Adayasmama
Aug 24, 2010.
On Thse models of GM cars with a 3200 series 2 Motors and the fuel pump dies when You opperate a power window or seat the problem is the ground block in the main harness under the carpet about 10 inches behind th kick panel. It gets moisture under there and the plug in and the spades that the BLACK wires connect to get corroded. I have made this fix many times. Hope this helps.

Tiny
John Crider
Sep 24, 2012.
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