Engine Performance problem
1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 147000 miles
Ok, My 1990 Olds Cutlass Supreme SL sometimes sits overnight and then the next morning it will not start. This is an intermittent problem that happens once every couple of months. More often in cold weather. It ALWAYS happens when the car sits overnight. I have had three different mechanic shops check out the battery, alternator, replace the refuseable link, and run it through a complete system check. They can not find anything wrong with it. This includes the dealership I bought the car from. This is the only major problem I have had with the car. I want to keep it. What the heck is wrong with it?
I can put the car on a charger and it charges up fine and runs fine for a while. Then it does it again. I can't pinpoint anything particular that makes it do it.
Except for today my car is dead as a doornail when I try to start it.
Today it did make some blings and other accessory noises, but 9 time out of 10 it is dead and will not even attempt to turn or start. I recently did replace the back engine seals and replaced a leaky water pump.
My car has the digital electrical panel and has had regular checkups and all maintanence performed that should be. The battery is brand new, the alternator is around 2 years old. I have replaced the alternators every four years. Can you please give me a clue to what is wrong with my car? I hate when it will not start because of no apparent reason.
have the same problem?
Sunday, November 16th, 2008 AT 4:35 PM