I have a 87 and it is dead want to know if and ware is the fuse or fuse link

45

Asked by Sep 26, 2010 at 04:11 PM about the 1987 Oldsmobile 442

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

While i was in the hospital a buddy tried to jump start the car and it set off some sparks at the back on or around the fire wall.Put new battery in and car is dead nothing works at all. Hope someone can help.

4 Answers

12,255

You can thank your friend for jumping the car with the battery cables backwards ... Luckily GM was smart to put fusable links down at the starter. There will be two other red wires down there beside the battery cable going to the starter. If you pull on these two, one or both will break apart very easily as they have fused open. You will need to get these fusable wires replaced. They need to be the same gauge and resistance as the originals.I think major parts stores will have repair "Fusable links" to replace the burned ones you have Good Luck

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
45

THANKS MIKE YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD. IF I WAS NOT IN THE HOSPITAL I WOULD NOT LET JUST ANYBODY TOUCH MY BABY. ANYWAY I THANK YOU AGAIN

45

that is bad

MIKE IS CORRECT, I HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM ON MY 1979 CUTLASS, THE PROBLEM I'M HAVING IS LOCATING THESE FUSIBLE LINKS, ANY HELP ON FINDING THESE NEW WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECTIATED, THANKS DON

Your Answer

442

Looking for a Used 442 in your area?

CarGurus has 67 nationwide 442 listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Oldsmobile 442 Experts

  • #1
    Daniel Hale
    Reputation
    30
  • #1
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    30
  • #1
    enginecreator
    Reputation
    30
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
445 Great Deals out of 30,844 listings starting at $1,450
Used Ford Mustang
596 Great Deals out of 36,387 listings starting at $899
Used Chevrolet Corvette
172 Great Deals out of 19,761 listings starting at $3,000
Used Pontiac Firebird
3 Great Deals out of 770 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet Monte Carlo
4 Great Deals out of 1,275 listings starting at $1,488
Used Dodge Charger
420 Great Deals out of 28,475 listings starting at $2,490
Used Chevrolet Caprice
199 listings starting at $9,995
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
29 Great Deals out of 2,637 listings starting at $1,449

Used Cars For Sale

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.