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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 06-03-2004, 01:54 AM   #1
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ok so heres the scoop... for the last month approx. i goto my car, turn the key, guages coem on, no turning over of the engine or anythign else. i repeat this 3-4 more times, let it sit 10 mins and then ususaly it starts after sitting a little bit. this is becoming a huge pain the ***. ive got stuff coming up that i cant be late to and not close to home... i dont want to be stranded.

anyone expierience this too or know whats going on... much help is apprciated.

i want this fixed before i put more money into the car...
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Check your battery cables. Mine would do that when the negative post cable was loose.
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My 91 Lumina Euro 3.1 did that for about a year and finally left me standed. I replaced the starter (about a 3 hr job on that car.......you have to take off the oil filter just to jiggle it out!!!) and it never did it again of course I have Americas Most Preferred battery DieHard (sorry the Sears Auto Center manager coming out in me) in it (been in sisnce 99 and ive let it sit for 6 months and it cranked right over!!!!)
Of course the Bonne will get an Optima redtop (which Sears also sells ) cause as good as the DieHard is the design of the battery just isnt the best spiral cell technology is just bullet proof.
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My 91 Lumina Euro 3.1 did that for about a year and finally left me standed. I replaced the starter (about a 3 hr job on that car.......you have to take off the oil filter just to jiggle it out!!!) and it never did it again of course I have Americas Most Preferred battery DieHard (sorry the Sears Auto Center manager coming out in me) in it (been in sisnce 99 and ive let it sit for 6 months and it cranked right over!!!!)
Of course the Bonne will get an Optima redtop (which Sears also sells ) cause as good as the DieHard is the design of the battery just isnt the best spiral cell technology is just bullet proof.
It'* good to know that the batteries manufactured by my company, Johnson Controls, are serving you well!!
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Check all your battery connections at both ends, especially where the negative cable grounds against the block/chassis.
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My 91 Lumina Euro 3.1 did that for about a year and finally left me standed. I replaced the starter (about a 3 hr job on that car.......you have to take off the oil filter just to jiggle it out!!!) and it never did it again of course I have Americas Most Preferred battery DieHard (sorry the Sears Auto Center manager coming out in me) in it (been in sisnce 99 and ive let it sit for 6 months and it cranked right over!!!!)
Of course the Bonne will get an Optima redtop (which Sears also sells ) cause as good as the DieHard is the design of the battery just isnt the best spiral cell technology is just bullet proof.
It'* good to know that the batteries manufactured by my company, Johnson Controls, are serving you well!!
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I swear that My Walmart batteries have that Johnson controls stocker... Do you guys manufacture the Walmart Extreme or yellw battery or what ever it is?
Yes, JCI manufactures more than 80% of all the batteries on the market. The customers then slap their own nameplate on them (i.e. Sears, WalMart, AutoZone, etc.). A majority of the batteries are manufactured by JCI at our Tampa, FL battery plant. For more info, you can go here: http://www.jci.com/bg/
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Are you getting a security light when you try to start the car?
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My 2000 did this twice when relatively new although once it refused to start, it was dead as in graveyard dead. Both times it turned out to be the ignition module, or so I was told.
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so you're saying its somethign aorudn my battery? the security light is on when i turn it over, all the guaghes work, i got FULL POWER to everything when i start it, its just hte engine dosent turn over....

dammit it did it again today after my oil change and i held up a massive line at the quick lube.

the mechanic there said it osudsn like an elctrical problem too.... i dont think i have a bad bettery, do i?
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It could be the pellet in the key too. If the ignition doesn't get an accurate ohms reading from the pellet then the system will lock itself out for 3 minutes.
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