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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 01-17-2007, 02:49 PM   #1
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Hello everyone
No spark! wont start
Drove the car home one night and the next morrning nothing, would not turn over so went and got a different battery,turns over fine now.
I have been reading the post for alittle over a day now! i thought i had it figured out down to the vat key (nope) not it read some more and read that the car should not turn over with a bad key, (read some more) so i listened for the fuel pump and i could hear the (Hum) and the soft click. Pulled the a spark plug and sliped it back in the boot and tryed to start the car and there seems to be no spark, but i could spell gas on the plug so pump seems to work. Now what? any help would be greatly apprecated, hope its not a crank senser saw something about that also but hoping i missed something simple lol

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What year? Is this a Bonneville or another related model?

I'll move it to the proper section when I know what car it is.
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An its 94 with no super charger 3800 motor
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bonnivile sorry
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Moving to 1992-1999.

Can you pull codes? Being a 94, it'* more difficult than 92-93 and will require a scantool. Is there any chance a local auto parts store will loan you the proper scan tool? You'll need one to scan OBD I with an OBD II cable/connector.
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I dont think so , and i dont think i know anyone with the tool. sounds like i need to take it to a shop?
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Without codes, I've never dealt with this problem. I'll "alert" our gearheads to this thread. Hopefully one of them can help you out without codes.
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Ok thanks , i will see what i can do about finding someone that can get me some codes.
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You may not see a spark with the plug just attached to the spark plug wire. You need to connect the bottom part of the plug to ground, either by running a jumper wire between it and ground (recommended), or laying the plug against a good ground. That can be a little iffy on how good of contact you make. Be careful to keep it away from any gasoline sources.

Have you had any experience in using a meter to measure resistance and voltage, or perhaps have an old timing light laying around somewhere?
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I didnt know that! I will try and get a good ground to the plug , i have no experience in using a meter to measure resistance and voltage but i do know someone that does (sparkie) he should be home in a few hours.

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