Power Problem

Tiny
CHLUBIN
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  • 1994 OLDSMOBILE DELTA 88
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 148,000 MILES
What would cause power to get to the car, but after it runs for about 5 mins it turns off. The lights on the inside of the car won't turn on and the power locks and windows also doesn't work. The ignition switch was changed but it is still doing the same thing. What would you suggest? The car is a Oldsmobile, Delta Royal, 1994. Thank you for your help.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 AT 7:07 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked all connections to the battery and ground to the engine block?
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 AT 7:30 PM
Tiny
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Yes, all connections have been checked and re-checked, and we even had the battery checked to make sure that it is good. And it was.
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Tuesday, December 7th, 2010 AT 7:41 PM
Tiny
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CHeck to make sure all power connections to the power distribution box under the hood are tight and not corroded.
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Wednesday, December 8th, 2010 AT 4:20 PM
Tiny
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I have the exact same problem with my '94 Olds 88 Royale. Intermittantly runs or not, cranks fine has spark but no fuel pump. When it wont start it has no automatic interior lights(will work manually)no power seats, no power windows and no power door locks, everything else seems to work fine. When I open the door if the interior lights come on I know it will run at least for awhile. I believe it has something to do with one of two things, Retained Accy. Power Relay or Anti-theft system(or possibly BCM) but cant figure it out. Any help out there?
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 6:06 PM
Tiny
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Bye the way, I'm an ASE master Auto Tech for 25 years and Advanced Engine Performance Certified but this has me stumped!
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Thursday, December 9th, 2010 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
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It sounds like a ground issue. Let me know if it takes care of the problem.
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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 2:24 AM
Tiny
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So far so good, thanks for all your help!
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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 5:22 AM
Tiny
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We will give this a try, Thanks everyone! I'll let you know!
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Friday, December 10th, 2010 AT 6:29 PM
Tiny
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I feel that is the problem. Is everything still working properly?
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Monday, December 13th, 2010 AT 5:09 AM
Tiny
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Just to let everyone know, it was the ground strip on the drivers side under the carpet. The wires were fried, the website listed really helped. Thank you to everyone who gave advice, those who put in the effort to stay in contact which essentially helped us through this problem!
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Friday, December 17th, 2010 AT 10:54 PM
Tiny
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Thanks for using 2carpros. Com and have a great Christmas.

Joe
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Sunday, December 19th, 2010 AT 12:51 AM

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