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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 09-16-2008, 10:16 AM   #1
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Hey guys , haven't been here in a while . My car has been running great (93 SE) . Now , sometimes she won't start - when I say this , I mean the car does nothing ( starter won't engage but no clicking from the solenoid) . Everything is getting power and sometimes it cranks up fine and runs just fine .I"ve checked the connections to the battery as well as the battery itself . I'm wondering if the solenoid could just be sticking ? But if this were the case , wouldn't you have to go under and bump it to get it loose ? Why would it just come loose after a while on it'* own ? Could it actually be the starter switch itself having some corrosion or could it be some kind of sensor ? This car used to have a leak in the very upper left corner under the dash which I fixed . The water would drip down off of the emergency brake pedal so I"m thinking that perhaps the ignition switch might have been affected somehow ? I appreciate all advice ! Thanks

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