1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Car Shuts Off, then won't start

Tiny
MYAUTOBABY
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  • 1993 OLDSMOBILE CUTLASS
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 120,000 MILES
19 Feb 2008
The car just shuts off when driving, then will not restart. It sat several days ago, then started like nothing was wrong. But, on the way home, it shut off again while slowing for a stop sign, and I had to have it towed.
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Tuesday, February 19th, 2008 AT 9:15 PM

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Tiny
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Need to check for spark and fuel pressure to see where to start with this. Is the check engine light on?If so need to scan PCM for codes, might not be a bad idea anyway
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 AT 7:31 AM
Tiny
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Here's how to check those codes...


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/62217_GM_DLC95_Older_2.jpg


Cross these two terminals as shown, then turn the key on. Count the flashes, a 22 will flash as 2 flashes then a short pause, then 2 flashes, if more than one code is stored, the pause will be longer. The codes will display three times and end with 12. Write them down and post here.
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 AT 7:52 AM
Tiny
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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20 February 2008
No, the Engine Light is not on. It has spark, but, no compression. Like it is not getting gas. It slows, then shuts off while driving, and will not restart. After sitting overnight, it starts up and runs for about an hour, then repeats the shutting off, and not restarting.
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Wednesday, February 20th, 2008 AT 9:00 PM
Tiny
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Check fuel pressure with a manual gauge when it wont start, sound like the pump may be going out
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Thursday, February 21st, 2008 AT 7:24 AM

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