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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 03-27-2007, 07:21 PM   #71
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I'd come down and help but I don't have off for almost two weeks :(
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Old 03-27-2007, 07:39 PM   #72
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The way things are going it may still be sitting there in two weeks.
Actually, I tried jumping again and no dice. But, I am thinking that the battery is so dead it won't take a charge. I tried taking it to Advanced Auto to have them test it is but they said it would take like two hours. So, I now await another chance to test the battery. I am considering buying a new battery and trying that, but of course there is no guarantee.
I suppose there is always the crank sensor again.
I did do the spark test and no spark.
Hmmmm..........
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Old 03-27-2007, 09:14 PM   #73
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Is the tach working while cranking?
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hmmmm....to tell you the truth I didn't notice, but I think so. All of the guages went up some, but the battery gauge only goes up a little bit, just past the first line. The it drops sown into the red while cranking. Honestly, if a new battery doesn't do the trick, I am clueless.
BUT, I did look at a new car today.
Sorry, it'* not a Bonnie but it is a GM
A 2001 Malibu...more on that later.
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Old 03-30-2007, 07:17 AM   #75
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SOOOO, still debating on buying a battery. HATE the idea of throwing money into a possibly dying car. But, seriously considering trying to save her. Really don't want to let her go.
PLUS, no dice on financing a new car for the moment, and buying another car cash will just buy me more problems.
So, time to try a new battery.
Here'* a thought.....um, what would it do if the motor was seized since I did have coolant leak form the UIM/LIM issues? . I have never heard/experienced a seized motor, not sure what it would be like.
I have warned you I am not mechanically inclined. It sounds like it is trying to turn over, but I don't know.
The good news is I may be able to get it towed for free to somewhere that can look it all over and give me an idea of what I am looking at.
I'll keep you posted.
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SOOOO, still debating on buying a battery. HATE the idea of throwing money into a possibly dying car. But, seriously considering trying to save her. Really don't want to let her go.
PLUS, no dice on financing a new car for the moment, and buying another car cash will just buy me more problems.
So, time to try a new battery.
Here'* a thought.....um, what would it do if the motor was seized since I did have coolant leak form the UIM/LIM issues? . I have never heard/experienced a seized motor, not sure what it would be like.
I have warned you I am not mechanically inclined. It sounds like it is trying to turn over, but I don't know.
The good news is I may be able to get it towed for free to somewhere that can look it all over and give me an idea of what I am looking at.
I'll keep you posted.
Do you have a Batteries Plus near you? If not check with your local parts store and see if they can charge and test your battery for you. I would consider this option before paying a shop to look at it and charge you more than what a battery would if that'* all it end up being.
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No Battery Plus....local Advnaced Auto will do it but they had a couple of hour wait and I was not able to wait....no transportaition back to get ti.
If I can get there the place I bought it at (I think) can test it. Maybe I'll see about that. Main roblem is I have no reciept, but it is less than a year ago. I thin they are the only place that sells that brand of battery.
I'll look into it and update asap.
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Called the Battery Outlet, siad if I can bring it in he will charge it and test it. So, I am going to try to leave work early today to get this doen. I don't know if I'll have time to wiat, may have to go back for it tommorow or on Monday to pick it back up depending on how long it takes. I really hope this will get the car started, then I can get ti somewhere to see what it si going to cost to get it totally repaired.
Now, to get ti to a garage I can trust.
I wish I had some of you knowledgable folk closer by that could actually see it in person and help determine the best action for it.
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Just a comment a few posts up: If the motor was locked up, you would hear the starter engage - *Click!* - and then nothing. From what you say, the engine is turning over, but you have no spark. The engine wouldn't be turning over at all if it was locked.
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Thanks, that is what I figured but I just wanted to make sure. Didn't wanted to waste time just in case. Going to get the battery tested soon here, hoping to get ti back today so I can mess with it over teh weekend.

Just for the record, I do want to save the Bonnie, jsut don;t know if it is practical.
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