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1996 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite Series I - 1SB 4dr Sedan

1996 Oldsmobile 98 Regency Elite
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Sedan, Large Car
19 mpg city / 29 mpg hwy
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May 14, 2011, 11:43 am

Rashea P

Question: my car is not working when i turn the key it turnes and makes the sound like it's about to start

Before the car cut off I was rollin up the windows and the power to the windows stopped workin then the car cut off. I tried to start it back up and it sounded like it was about to start but I didn't. I thought maybe it need more gas and that wasn't the problem. I'm thinking maybe the aulternator or the fule injecter! Please let me know what you think. Other than that I love my car and she's really reliable. Haven't really had to many problems with her. Thanks god bless

May 16, 2011, 8:30 pm

Tyler O

From what you described, you may have blown a fuse. Check them all.

Does it crank over okay? If so you are missing fuel or spark. Check for both.

If you aren't sure, take it in for a diagnoses.

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