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1996 Oldsmobile 88 1SA 4dr Sedan -

1996 Oldsmobile 88
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large Car
19 mpg city / 30 mpg hwy
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August 7, 2011, 3:41 pm

AutomotiveForums M
 

Question: 1999 Oldsmobile 88 that has trouble starting at times

Hi...I have a 1999 Oldsmobile 88 that has trouble starting at times. Sometimes I put the key in the ignition and it will start right away. Other times I do the same thing and it won't start. The lights on the dashboard all light up but the engine won't turn over. Most times if I wait about four minutes then try again the cars starts. Sometimes it is a little longer. I have tried different keys, put the car in neutral and the starter has been changed. Any suggestions would really be appreciated as I hoping my daughter can drive this car once I correct this problem. Thank you in advance....David


August 14, 2011, 1:04 pm

Elizabeth K
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Have the battery load tested, and clean all battery cable electrical connections (including the ends at the starter and at the engine block). When it won't turn over, do you hear anything? A click?


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