Mechanics

WON'T START

1993 Oldsmobile Achieva

Engine Mechanical problem
1993 Oldsmobile Achieva 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 148, 00 miles

The car was running fine and has since day one. Never had a problem.

About a week ago when I tried to start the car it cranked over but wouldn't start.

I replaced the Coil Pak Housing cover, put in new spark plug boots and put in new spark plugs. Also replaced the fuel filter near the back passenger side wheel well.

The car ran great for 3 days. It sat for 3 days and won't start. Just cranks, suptters and tries to start.

Still won't start. I pulled the coil pak, inserted spark plugs in the boots and grounded the plugs to the block while someone was turning over the car. I see lots of spark.

This car has had plenty of TLC and well maintained. I can hear the fuel pump whining when the key is turned on.

The car is outside under a carport. The tempeture is about 10 degrees. So starting is a chore.

Do you think it's the injectors or the fuel pump or could this be electrical?
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Marty Lee
December 17, 2008.



Hi: It sounds like it could be the fuel pump or a sensor problem. Start by checking fuel pump pressure. You should be able to rent the tool at a nationally recognized parts store. Let me know what you find.

If no luck with pump, you will need to have the computer scanned for codes.

Joe