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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 07-15-2005, 05:03 PM   #11
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Yes, the lights and everything work. It turns over and sounds like it is firing, but won't run.

Unfortunately, the nearest dealer or mechanic with a computer is at least 30 miles away, so I can't get it analyzed since it won't run.

It at least ran before I started working on it, but it as running on only 5 cylinders. Man this is frustrating... my wife has to go 150 miles to Lincoln Monday, to fly to Albuquerque for a week, and we aren't going to have a car (my 77 impala has recently developed an oil leak)
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No need to take it to a mechanic to get the codes pulled. Follow the steps in this thread:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/techinfo/?article=34

Post your findings.
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Honestly I'm thinking when you reseated something around the ignition control either something got pinched, pricked or whatnot and might be grounding out. Aka..no spark at all. Or your connector is dirty and is not making a connection now. Usually I use the 5x remove and reattach method. Found it on BC when I had a problem. It'* been sure fire for all bad connections so far.
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Well, I pulled the diagnostic codes. All I got was a 12. I did have the battery unhooked for a while while changing the plugs, but it didn't set any new codes when it died the last time.
It still won't start. It did for about 30 seconds once, and sounded like one or two cylinders were missing. I pulled all the connections and re-connected 5x each, no help.

I figured out the problem with my impala though, so at least one car is running.
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Let'* step back a bit.


First, don't take it to a mechanic to read codes. I think you already figured that out. The lack of codes on an OBD1 car, however, doesn't help you much. 92 and 93 PCM'* don't log misfires or monitor anything in the ignition system past the ICM.

Secondly, pull all 6 plug wires off and arrange them from shortest to longest. Use an ohmmeter to read the resistance of all 6 and post the values here. Pull all 6 plugs, arrange them IN ORDER as they came out of the engine (1,3, 5 and 2, 4, 6) and take a picture of them as close as possible, and describe what each one LOOKS like.

Don't waste any other time on anything else until you do this.
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cranksensor?
If it'* not running at all, I can somewhat agree for a crank sensor. Did you ever try flooring the car from about 3200 RPM'* and see how rough it was? If it is your cranksensor, it will start 1-6 trys you try and start it, run ok for a lil bit, get rough and die, then you'll have to do that again.

On the same token I agree with what Willwren has said, and do that.
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