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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 10-14-2007, 03:06 PM   #11
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Check all grounds under the hood and in cabin. Many have the exact same problem and usually can be traced to that. This drove me nuts at first and no mechanic could figure out why. Then I found this site and followed their suggestions and boom it was fixed by myself! Good luck!
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I think you are saying it is running now? It would be best to remove each fuse one at a time again and check for a loose socket on either side of the spade. You can use a brass shim to tighten it up, or like I do, get behind the socket prong with a tiny screwdriver and tighten up on it.
Interesting I had the same problem with my power windows and it turned out to be a loose fuse socket. They would intermittenly stop working due to a combination of poor continuity and looseness.
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That was a fast fix!! Glad that everything is up and running again.
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Everything works now, so it must have been a fuse not making proper contact.

I guess I missed that! Nice job on finding the problem!
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I'm having the same type of issue but I'm wondering if mine is battery related cause I was sitting in a Walmart parking lot waiting on my G/f to finish shopping and when I went to start the car it would turn over but no start. The voltage gague in the car was reading in the red, I had an old battery, so I figured time to buy a new one. Well before reconnecting the battery cables to the new battery I made sure they were free of corrosion reconnected and away we went. But now I'm having the same type of issue again. Should I try all of the above and see where I stand or may this be another beast all together? I should also say the voltage guage does a little dip when the lights click on. Also I live in Seattle so the wipers are always going, with the heater and a blinker I'll get a dip everytime the blinker blinks. Any and all help is appreciated.
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It'* worth checking and cleaning all ends of all cables at the battery and the items at the other ends. Also clean both main grounds at the front of both fenders by the horns. Then there is the ground buss inside of the car by both front doors.
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sacaledus, driverjohn2005 is a pro at chasing wires in this generation. He'* going to be in Seattle Friday and Saturday. Not sure if he'd have time to swing by and show you the locations or not, but it'* worth a shot.

Fire him a PM if you need an extra set of hands. In addition, we might be able to arrange a drive-by with 2000SilverBullet late in the weekend, or early next week. He'* at my place this week, and is heading north through Seattle in a few days.
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I pulled the Buss' out and gave em a good cleaning. not so much on the drivers side as the passenger and all was good. You guys are lifesavers. Do we know which buss' coincide with what car functions? Just wondering. Any Ideas why I'm getting the dipp in voltage?? Thanks!
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