1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass turning over but no ingnition

  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • 80,000 MILES
It is a daliy driver so it has been recently running, ever sincen it has been below freezing i've had this problem. I had it going two days ago by spraying starting fulid into the intake and it ran fine for that night. The next morning it is back to the same things and now it wont even start with the starting fulid. I really need help. Plz
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Wednesday, December 24th, 2008 AT 8:36 AM

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Hello -

To better assist you please tell me the size of your engine in liter. Also, I have attached a pic below with the various models.......please let me know which one is yours.


Normally I would tell you we need to figure out if it is electrical or fuel related. We can still go through the drill to be sure. Pull a plug wire off of the spark plug and insert something into the end of it and have someone try to start the car and have the metal object really close to a piece of metal on the engine and see if you are getting a good strong popping blue spark. Don't have your hands on any part of the metal!!! If there is no spark, then it is electrical. If you are getting good spark then you need to get a fuel pressure check on the fuel pump to ensure it is putting out okay.

With that I would tell you to also spray the starting fluid in and see if it starts runs....you have been doing that. It may be your fuel pump. But we need to make sure. So please check for spark and then a fuel pressure check.

Next, you can use the tool loan program and go to Auto Zone (AZ) or O'Reilly's (OR) and check out a code scanner to check your codes. Most important: Once you check your codes, if you find something and you don't get it fixed and need to get back with us, please make sure you tell us exactly what the code was, number and all. Example, if the code was E0568 O2 Sensor bad. Then make sure you give us all of that.

Please do the above and get back with me.
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