My car won't start unless I disconnect the battery and reconnect after a few minutes. any ideas?


Asked by Oct 15, 2015 at 05:20 AM about the 1998 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Started Yesterday After I Had To Slam My
Brake To Avoid An Accident. The car
immediately stalled. No power at all.
Looked it the manual to see if it had a kill
switch but couldn't find nothing. After
Disconnecting The Battery and
Reconnecting It Started Right up. I had to
do the same thing to start it today.

2 Answers


Sounds like some kind of electrial problem and by cutting all power it's resetting something in your car, similar to circuit breaker. Have you checked to see if you have any bad fuses.


Haven't checked them yet. It all just happened yesterday evening . Going to have to wait til it's light out here. Do you think a bad fuse could cause the whole car to lose power ? Thanks

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