My car cranks but in order to start you need to crank for a long while, and also after it starts is turns off, and the battery dies super quickly. Is is a fuel or electrical prob?

1970olds
10

Asked by 1970olds Mar 27, 2014 at 10:51 PM about the Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

The battery terminal gets hot some
times how can I fix that?

1 Answer

munron
935

Not much to go on here but I would suspect a fuel delivery problem of some sort.If it is an older car with a mechanical fuel pump the pump may be getting weak. If it is carburated the accelerator pump may be worn out. Try pumping the gas pedal vigorously before and as you are starting the car. If this helps I would service the carb. Of course if it is a newer car none or this applies. Make sure the battery terminals are clean and tight. They are still going to heat up some from the extended cranking though and if the battery dies quickly it is likely near the end of its life and will need replacing soon. However that is not likely the source of your problem.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Questions

Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Experts

#1 munron
munron
Reputation 310
#2 chassy
chassy
Reputation 290
#3 dandyoun
dandyoun
Reputation 160
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo"
76 Great Deals out of 2,347 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet Impala"
1,756 Great Deals out of 55,004 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Camaro"
667 Great Deals out of 28,070 listings starting at $2,399
Used Dodge Challenger"
331 Great Deals out of 15,698 listings starting at $13,398
Used Pontiac Grand Prix"
193 Great Deals out of 5,231 listings starting at $1,700
Used Buick Park Avenue"
19 Great Deals out of 799 listings starting at $1,777
Used Chevrolet Corvette"
391 Great Deals out of 9,814 listings starting at $3,500
Used Ford Mustang"
1,072 Great Deals out of 23,464 listings starting at $950
Used Dodge Charger"
830 Great Deals out of 30,099 listings starting at $2,950