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My car wont Start! 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue

My car won't start. Whenever I go to crank it my service engine soon pops on. In order to crank it, I have to push on the gas. Sometimes, it still takes a few tries. There are even times I can go crank it, and it cranks right up. It has even turned off on me while driving but right before it does the service engine soon light comes on and my wheel locks up and I can't go. I'm leaving for school in a few days, I need help!

Thanks


I've had a fuel pump and

I've had a fuel pump and filter, an air filter, spark plugs, reservoir and new battery. I've even upgraded my gas from 87 to 89.

changing out parts is not a

changing out parts is not a good idea until the actual problem is verified. start by get the codes read for the check engine light, free at most auto parts stores.

Timara, (You said) Whenever I

Timara,

(You said) Whenever I go to crank it my service engine soon pops on.

Well, with regards to your above statement, that’s NORMAL for ALL car’s with a computer like YOUR’S.

I don’t know WHY you are “First Realizing” it NOW.

If the “Check Engine Light” comes on AFTER the engine is DONE cranking and RUNNING, then it MEANS you HAVE a PROBLEM.

(You said) I have to push on the gas. Sometimes, it still takes a few tries.

Your above statement is WRONG and is NOT POSSIBLE.

In other words ANY “Motor Vehicles” engine ABILITY to CRANK has NOTHING to do with “Pushing on the Gas”.

Your “Foot” DOES NOT have to be PUSHING on the “GAS” on ANY “Motor Vehicle Engine" to CRANK.

SIMPLY “Turn the Key” and the "Engine" will CRANK.

On MANY vehicles your "Foot" MUST BE stepping on the "Brake" BEFORE the "Vehicle" can START BUT:

NEVER ON THE GAS!!!

(You said) It has even turned off on me while driving

Are you SURE it’s the “Check Engine Light” that comes on, and NOT the “Battery” (and or) “Alternator Light” that’s COMING ON???

POSTING ACCURATE repair information is NOT gonna POSSIBLE till YOU “Clarify All The ABOVE”.

In addition to what’s been posted by my colleagues, it would be a good idea for you to have (what is called) a “Load Test” done on your cars “Starting and Charging” system.

Many shops and auto parts stores will do the test for FREE.

Be sure to post the results of the test.

One of my colleagues also told you to have a scan for ”Error Codes” done.

Well that’s a good idea.

Just remember to post any error codes that are set as well.

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!!!

It sounds as if Timara is

It sounds as if Timara is using the word "crank" in place of "fire".

I agree to getting the codes read at the parts store. Write down the trouble code number and post it here. Someone will advise the most cost effective solution. There may be pending codes that have not lit the CEL yet.

Timara, Are you TRYING TO SAY

Timara,

Are you TRYING TO SAY that there is an "Extended Cranking Time" before the engine in your car starts???

In other words, Are you TRYING TO SAY that when you turn the ignition key to start the car, that YOU CAN HEAR the engine "Cranking and Cranking and Cranking":

BEFORE IT FINALLY STARTS???

If that's what you are TRYING TO SAY, then post back saying so.

GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS!!!


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