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Tiny
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  • 1995 OLDSMOBILE CIERA
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Hi I have 95 cutlass ciera lately when I go to start the car it sound like I getting a clicking sound but the car always starts intill one night there was nothing there next day brought it to my mechanic tightened my battery cables and got rid of some corrison and everything else was fine he said starter was last changed 2yrs ago when to start it today and it sounded like I got the click sound but it starter and is fine what can be causing this problem
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 10:04 PM

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Tiny
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Have your battery checked, most auto places do this for free and have your starter checked for draw or it may have a bad solenoid on it which in your casewold mean another starter.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 10:07 PM
Tiny
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Battery is not that old my mechanic check everthing ignition switch starter wires cables and said it was all fine the solenoid that part of the starter what is that so basically I need a new starter this car I always have this probelm starter probelms
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 10:22 PM
Tiny
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Have your cables checked for corrosion then, if the terminals were cleaned it could effect your battery condition from lack of care. The solenoid sits atop the starter.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 10:24 PM
Tiny
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U mean battery cables my mechanic go rid of corrosion and checked everything and was fine he said if it does it again he will replace the starter but I would have to wait he on vacation
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 10:28 PM
Tiny
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Also car been sitting I not using it much but I start it almost everyday could that be a reason or no
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 10:29 PM
Tiny
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He can check the cables for corrosion going up the cables when he replaces the starter.
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 11:08 PM
Tiny
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So most likely it the starter and it needs replacing will he check the cables for corrison or do I have to tell him and what cables
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 11:39 PM
Tiny
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Yes he should check the cables for corrosion tell h im if you want
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Saturday, August 25th, 2012 AT 11:41 PM
Tiny
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Sunday, August 26th, 2012 AT 12:58 AM
Tiny
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Once again today I went to use my car it was fine on my way back home after the car was rele warm up went to start it click click click and finally it hit and now it fine again is this a starter problem cause my mechanic check everything wires cables starter battery etc and the funny this is I always have the same problem with this car starting problems I go through starter like crazy last time was 2 yrs ago please need some idea so I cant tell my mechnaic it a 95 cutlass ciera
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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 12:09 AM
Tiny
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And I have a 97 oldsmobie achieva when I made a left turn my oil light went on and as I was done turning it went off so I said let me check the oil and there was hardly any oil in the car I had to add 3 quarts of oil I dont see anything leaking it bone dry under neath I checked passed two days and it still on the full line it not running rough no blue exhaust just wondering what happen
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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 12:12 AM
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When was the last time you checked your oil? This car sat you said so it may be from driving it it got burnt up or had a lot of fuel in it and when it warmed up the feul /watervapor evaporated. That is quite common. Next time if you can do this hit the starter body with a hammer if it starts then the starter is bad.
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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 12:24 AM
Tiny
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The oil is on a different car 97 achieva haven't checked the oil in the while how did it get burnt up or have alot o fuel in it how does that happen I added 3 quarts and check I pass two days and it still on the full line that doesn't mean I have a oil leak does it what do I do about that now on the 95 cutlass I don't understand hi the starter with a hammer how do I do that get under the car and if it starts the starter bad the thing is I keep go through starters with this car for 9 years now how long a starter post to last
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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 3:17 AM
Tiny
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If you drive short distances like under 10 miles it gets fuel and condensation in the engine. Then if you drive over tht distance the engineheats up and boils the stuff from the crankcase and like I said before how long ago was it before you even checked your oil? Most people just gas up and go and don't bother with anything else as well as only changine their oil once a year if that. I have no idea how you treat your vehicle. Hard telling wher ethe oil went, a car that is 15 yrs old could possibly use 1 qt of oil in 1000 miles which would be far more than normal. Most auto makers wont' do a oil usuage ntil you are usingmore oil than that. So 3000 miles could use up 3 qts of oil not saying it did. But it reverts back to the question of when was the last time you checked your oil? And from your description i'd say it had been a while becuse you only bothered to check it when the idiot light cameon the dash.
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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 1:19 PM
Tiny
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I haven't checked the oil in a while and the idiot light didn't come on when I made a left turn the oil light came on and then as I was done making the turn went off as long as it don't happen again I be happy. With the starter what do I hit with a hammer and that all I do with this car go through starter after starters last starter was 2 yrs ago how long they post to last
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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 1:34 PM
Tiny
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The starters depend on the rebuilder whether you get a good one or not. As well as battery condition, size etc. And whether they have good clean terminals. As far as the oil goes check ti every 2 weeks or so, keep an eye on things that is just good maintainence.
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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 1:40 PM
Tiny
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It not going to burn up again the oil and with the starter why do I keep going through starters with this car How long a starter post to last
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Thursday, August 30th, 2012 AT 6:46 PM
Tiny
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Replaced the starter it much better the car I checked my oil and it was on the add line so I added a quart of oil now I am before the full line and now I dont know why when I accelerate and rev up the engine I get a raddling viabration noise what can it be I had the engine pipe with catalist converter replaced and my muffler back in feb please give me a idea thank you
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Wednesday, September 5th, 2012 AT 11:22 PM
Tiny
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Have someone look at it fo rthe noise it can be anything. It could be the heat shield for the converter has broken.
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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 12:36 AM
Tiny
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How much that cost cause I replace the whole system underneath catalytic converter everything can It be cause I added oil Can u give me any ideas can I look under the car maybe I see something
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Thursday, September 6th, 2012 AT 12:42 AM

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