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2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette GL 4dr

2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette
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Front Wheel Drive, 4 Door Ext WB, 2WD Minivans
19 mpg city / 26 mpg hwy
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November 7, 2012, 5:49 pm

Michael T
 

Question: why wont my van start?

Was driving to work on highway and it just shut off. Pulled over and tried to start. Tries to start but wont. Has spark, has fuel, has pressure.... any ideas what it could be?


November 9, 2012, 5:57 pm

Ron W
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For all hard starting or engine performance issues, you should always start with the basics. Make sure the tune up items are done and check the charging and starting systems. The engine must have the basics done in order for it to be able to run correctly. Many things can cause this type of problem, and the simplest sometimes get overlooked.

You might have the exhaust checked for back pressure. It is possible the Cat is plugged and won't let the car run.


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November 9, 2012, 9:24 pm

Michael T
 

It was the distributor rotor. Not sure but I think one of the screws came loose and smashed it to pieces.


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