1984 Oldsmobile Firenza 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 120000 miles
I have a 1984 olds firenza with a 1.8 liter engine. I use this aas a back up car and it doesn't get driven very often. I have had it since 1986 and have had very few problems with it. Recently when I have started it up to let it run for awhile it has acted like it is not getting gas and takes about 10 seconds worth of cranking before it starts. The last time I started it, it would barely run and was acting aweful. I thought maybe it just needed driven a little bit. I pulled out and it took off and was running good then. About a mile down the road I crossed some railroad tracks and it lost power and then stalled out. It has not started since. It has 3/4 tank of fuel. I replaced the fuel filter. I live beside a busy road and cant' hear if the fuel pump is running. The fuel pump fuse is good, but Im not getting any fuel from the injector. I took the injector off and gentley blew air through it with an air compressor and the air passed freely. The injector has 7 volts of power going to it. A friend of mine told me that he thought that was right but I dont know. I have taken the fuel line off and when I turn the ignition on fuel comes out but I dont know if it is enough or at the right pressure. I really like this car and would like to get it running again, but with its age don't want to sink alot of money in it so Im trying to fix it myself. I dont know if it has or where the fuel pump relay is to check it. Please provde any help you can so I can get it back on the road. Thanks.
Thursday, February 12th, 2009 AT 11:46 PM