Cold and wet fails to start

Tiny
PEACHMELOMEL
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  • 1991 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 170,000 MILES
I have a 1991 Oldsmobile Ciera. The car will not start when the weather is cold and wet. It turns over but the engine fails to ignite. Any other time this car runs reliably.
Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 3:44 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you checked the ignition wires? When was the last tune up? What I want you to try is this. In the dark, open the hood and start the engine. Mist water on the spark plug wires, distributor. To see if there is any arcing.

Let me know what you find.
Joe
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Tuesday, December 28th, 2010 AT 5:52 AM

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