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I have a 92 olds 88. The battery died so I replaced the battery and altenator at the same time. I went about 10 miles and the belt broke(but did not lose time). I got the belt fixed and the car ran fine for about a month. I started having trouble with the car not accelerating and then juststalling out. The first time or two I just jumped it off, but now I can't get it to even start. The engine will turn over and occasionally make a puff noise but I can't seem to pinpoint the trouble area.

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I would replace the crankshaft position sensor AKA CPS

Posted on Sep 21, 2008

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It could possibly be the starter, but before you get that far make sure the Battery cables are connected very tight. If loose the car won't start or do anything. Also make sure the battery cable is grounded.

Posted on Sep 24, 2008

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Update--after getting car back from 3rd shop, it ran flawlessly for about a week or ten days. Then started doing it again. I decided to do some more troubleshooting myself. While trying to track down the components of the fuel pump electrical circuit, I did quite a bit of wire wiggling at the firewall and inside behind the glove box (the location of the fuel pump relay on this car). I had a buddy turn key to "on" while listening for the fuel pump relay to click. When he did, the fuel pump ran 2-3 seconds just like its supposed to. The car started right up, and has ran since---two weeks now. My problem definitely now looks like a short in the wiring somewhere in the fuel pump circuitry. Next time it does it, I'll try to further narrow down the area of the problem. I found this one basically by accident.

Posted on May 03, 2009

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maybe you should have the battery cheked and all the cables and the soliodes

Posted on May 21, 2009

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I would first have the alternator checked by an auto electrician to ensure it is working correctly and is providing the correct volume of current. It may be faulty and when driving you will be drawing battery power instead of power from the alternator to run the electrics. This will drain the battery.

Alternators do not last forever and if you are still running the original unit it is likely to be on it's last legs and you will need a replacement unit.

Posted on Nov 30, 2009

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