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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 06-10-2006, 01:14 PM   #111
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It'* running?!?!
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Yes, what did we do? I went back out and stopped it and started it again. Started up good. Dude this was strange. I have a feeling Ill be a little nervous driving it around untill I understand this. Maybe though there is notheing to understand. I should probobly carry around an extra fuse and some tools incase it happens in a parking lot some place.

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Good question. It was looking like maybe you had a bad coil & now all of a sudden its working. Was there any signs of moisture under the coils?
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Hmm. There was sand under the coils. So that could mean that perhaps there had been moisture under there. I also mentioned that I had a car wash with one of those undercarridge washes, and afterwords I was worried that something might go wrong because it sprayed all over the engine. ( dont reccomend undercarriage wash). So Im at a loss.

A few weeks back I had also changed my fan motor. Big headache that was and its still not perfect.( more about that someother time.) There were alot of wires back there and I thought maybe I damaged something. I guess we will see how long it runs this way.

I have learned a ton here. Next time Ill know what to check!!!!
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I learned a lot also. Should help if it comes up in the future. Something must have been causing a short between the ICM & coils. I'd go for some short drives around the neighborhood & try turning it on & off a few times in your driveway. Hopefully the problem won't come back.
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Ok. Many many thanks for the help.
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Gosh Darnet I missed all of the fun. Now go take the wife for a ride and carry a spare fuse!!!

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Great job, guys. I have been following the posts and everytime I thought I had something to add, you guys had already covered it. Really appreciate the help from all the members, here, and helping each other is what it is all about.

James, occasionally, you fiddle with enough stuff and the fix occurs. Keep an eye on things and carrying a spare fuse is a good idea.
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