Firing

Asked by Feb 18, 2018 at 04:08 PM about the 1987 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 1987Oldsmobile 98 cranks fine, but
while I'm driving it stalls and go dead.
It's getting plenty of gas but it's not
firing. Sometimes it'll fire and crank up,
and sometimes it won't. I'll wait like 20
minutes and it'll fire right up. I've
changed the coils, ignition module,
wires, and spark plugs, but it's still
doing the same thing.

3 Answers

80

mid 80s GM v8s had an issue w/dist.connector. A recall fixed prob. but some slipped by poss. Try to jump the connector and see if it will fire. It is a wired connector outside the housing. Hope this will help.

1 people found this helpful.

How do I jump the connector

80

see if there is a single wire outside distributor. it should have a quick connector coupler, if so, try to use a wire to jump across the connector and see if it fires. hope this helps.

Your Answer:

Ninety-Eight

Looking for a Used Ninety-Eight in your area?

CarGurus has 32 nationwide Ninety-Eight listings and the tools to find you a great deal.

ZIP:

Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Experts

  • #1
    Travis Willard
    Reputation
    160
  • #1
    Js08016
    Reputation
    160
  • #3
    Jason Lowery
    Reputation
    130
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Cadillac DeVille
1,130 listings starting at $2,495
Used Buick Regal
94 Great Deals out of 3,047 listings starting at $2,000
Used Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme
93 listings starting at $1,491
Used Lincoln Town Car
22 Great Deals out of 1,317 listings starting at $1,650
Used Buick Electra
16 listings
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
6 Great Deals out of 1,574 listings starting at $1,695
Used Buick LeSabre
1,161 listings starting at $2,650

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.