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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 10-19-2006, 06:06 AM   #11
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i had a problem like this on my 92, there was a little ground wire behind the battery where the fender mounts to. its almost hidden but it made mine not start... just a thought
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i had a problem like this on my 92, there was a little ground wire behind the battery where the fender mounts to. its almost hidden but it made mine not start... just a thought
Body ground... 10mm nut on a stud holding this ground (part of battery cable) to the body.
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The computer chip in the key may be good but there could be dirt in the key switch.
Are you getting a security light when cranking?
im getting a security light when cranking is that good or bad


Body grounds r all good


im gona get a new ignition module today but now im worryed about that security light
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Sounds like it may be a VATS related problem.
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sorry security light go'* off..

i got a new ignition module but still no spark
i hope Autozone will take it back!!

i think i got a short maybe

?and what is a VATS related problem?
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Vehicle Anti-Theft System.
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how can i get around Vehicle Anti-Theft System
and that would kill the car while driving it?
the security light does go off

umm i think it time for me to take a car to the shop for the first time
i hate having someone f**k with my car
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Vats can disable the starter & fuel injectors. I don't believe it has control of the ignition system. I was hoping you'd go into more detail when I asked how you checked for spark. When you checked for spark from the coil terminal was the spark plug wire connected to the other terminal?
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where ya from??? if you are round one of us, maybe someone will be willing to come give a helping hand.
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Ok, if it is cranking, and if you have good fuel pressure, it aint VATS related. This also means that the computer probably knows what the heck is wrong. You won't see the "check engine" light on while it is cranking because that is part of the power re-distribution during crank I think, and of course the light will be on with the key in "run" but the engine isn't running....so.....with it being a '93, you can short the terminals at the steering column to get the "check engine" light to flash certain codes. I do not know which terminals they are (search tech info for "code retrieval" or something to that effect), and if it is anything sensor related, it *should* tell you what the computer isn't seeing, or sees and doesn't like.
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