occasional sarting problems - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


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.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-26-2007, 07:00 PM   #1
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tkooistra is on a distinguished road
Default occasional sarting problems

I have a 1994 Bonneville that has around 196000 miles on it and occasionally will not start it sounds like it will but just won't turn over. Some one at my moms work thinks is a cracked distributor cap. I recently had the spark plugs and wires changed. Also after coming home I smelled smoke coming from my engine and popped my hood and something was letting off some smoke. Any ideas why once and a while my car won't start up and why this part of my engine is smoking?
Here is a link to the pic of my engine the part that was smoking is circled in red.
http://picasaweb.google.com/tykooist...80874834206258
tkooistra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 10:37 AM   #2
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Ames, Iowa
Posts: 3,066
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
bill buttermore is on a distinguished road
Default Re: occasional sarting problems

Quote:
Originally Posted by tkooistra
I have a 1994 Bonneville that has around 196000 miles on it and occasionally will not start it sounds like it will but just won't turn over. Some one at my moms work thinks is a cracked distributor cap. I recently had the spark plugs and wires changed. Also after coming home I smelled smoke coming from my engine and popped my hood and something was letting off some smoke. Any ideas why once and a while my car won't start up and why this part of my engine is smoking?
Here is a link to the pic of my engine the part that was smoking is circled in red.
http://picasaweb.google.com/tykooist...80874834206258
If I am seeing what you circled correctly, that is your EGR valve. Maybe some coolant or oil is leaking onto the hot pipe and causing smoke?

Your car does not have a distributor or a distributor cap.

Are you saying that sometimes the starter spins and turns the engine but the car does not start?
bill buttermore is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 12:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
Posts like a Turbo
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Knob Noster, MO
Posts: 250
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
93Bonne is on a distinguished road
Default

Yes that would be the EGR Valve if it doesn't work it would keep your car from starting.
93Bonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2007, 10:37 PM   #4
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 4
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
tkooistra is on a distinguished road
Default

yes every once and a while the starter will turn the egine but it wont start up. Thank you for clearing up this issue. I have a one question. About how much is a new EGR valve?
tkooistra is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Occasional odd sound at startup J Wikoff 1992-1999 5 06-18-2006 10:30 PM
occasional starting trouble Darrel 1992-1999 15 01-13-2006 03:03 AM
QDM, Occasional Ck Eng Light BillBoost37 1992-1999 17 05-25-2005 02:05 PM
Occasional 22 padgett 1987-1991 3 03-12-2005 03:02 PM
Occasional rough(ish) start normal? scottydl 1992-1999 3 04-16-2004 08:51 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.