My 1986 Oldsmibile 98 will turn over, but not fire... I'd like to know the cause/causes that could make this happen

Asked by Sep 25, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It'll turn over and when it does it'll make popping sounds like small backfires

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check ignition coil and octane in gas

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Your timing is off. Check your distributor cap wires plugs and rotor.

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Could it also be the timing belt?


r any of ur valves stuck on your cylinder head


Popping sound,s mean,s there is fire and fuel,but it all depend,s on the time they go together,Bmark,has the correct answer,check the timing.

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