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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 12-28-2003, 03:38 AM   #21
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Default Re: Wow...what a response in just 24 hours after post...

- Can that small chip in the key really affect the start up of a car...I realize what the chip is for, but is it really that critical?

Yes, it is. It'* a theft-deterrent device. Without the proper key, you're not going anywhere. Try another key if you have one, and clean the contacts in the ignition switch and on the keys with alcohol and a q-tip.

- What and where is a ICM?

Ignition Control Module. Underneath your Ignition coils. Flat box with the wide rectangular connector. Located on the forward accessory bracket, above the AC compressor.

Don't hesitate to disconnect your battery. Plenty of folks can take care of the Theftlock stereo'* here, as can the dealer. If it'* even enabled to begin with.
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tried the key and battery cable thing...did not work...to the shop it is.........
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ok, well do...I feel my wallet getting lighter already
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Old 12-29-2003, 03:47 PM   #24
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I called my local repair shop today, described the problem(*) I am having, the claim it is more than likely the upper intake...noted the fact that I am low on coolant and said that the upper intake is leaking causing the injectors to be clogged and burning off the coolant out the exhaust. Not sure if this is the problem, but the car is going on the trailer tonight and heading to the shop. I looked the engine over and decided that I did not want to take this on. I have done my share of major engine reoairs in the past, but this is way to involved for me, not to mention the possibility of having other issues afterwards. Sounds like it'* gonna run about $500

Shop said they just did another Bonne last week with the same problem.
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Ai yi yi! I thought it might be that, the symptoms you described were just like the problems I had before mine went.
If it is the upper intake make sure to change your oil, and replace spark plugs and wires after the repair, they'll need it.
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Another upper intake....

But if you can actually get it done for $500, that ain't bad. I thought that repair cost a whole lot more.
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Another upper intake....

But if you can actually get it done for $500, that ain't bad. I thought that repair cost a whole lot more.
mine cost $400
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Another upper intake....

But if you can actually get it done for $500, that ain't bad. I thought that repair cost a whole lot more.
mine cost $400
Rather than mislead people, perhaps you should explain that you only paid for parts. This is not an inexpensive repair.
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Yeah, you're being very naughty.
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