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    Car Problems - electric ?? computer ?? vats

    I have a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme SL
    and the motor is a 3.1L V6

    Ok well a few days ago I was using a soldering iron out in my
    car - putting more led lights in - I had got some that would
    fit but were a little lose and with the bad roads they would
    come lose - so I was like Fu(k-it just sloder then in

    well I had a few that were a pain to put in, and one that
    I put in backwords - so I fixed them and installed the rest
    with power on - so I could see if they would work, the way I
    put them in, well that was working good, BTW it was over 100F
    outside and even more hot in the car, and my hand sliped
    and I blew a light fuse, so I replaced it - and wanted to check the
    car out - So I tried to start it, it would not start - I was like oh crap
    - think the heat fried my brain -

    It will turn over, I am getting Fire, I am getting fuel, but will not start
    I tested each wire with a timming light, and used a fuel rail tester

    So I check every fuse - my car has 4 fuse boxes, there all good
    I try my autoxray scaner - it cant scan the computer - now I am
    getting MAD

    I check the vats system - seams good but needs more testing,

    So I ask 3 different peeps I know - every one told me it sounds like the
    computer - and thats also What I think - so I get one and have it
    programed for my car and put it in - still does the same thing


    I also checked every wire plugin or the ones I can see/get to
    - incase there lose


    Any Ideas -

    Yea I know it most likey something simple - but what

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    if you are gettting fuel and spark, there is no logical reason why your car won't start.

    blowing a fuse, then replacing it should not cause your car not to start.
    Try resetting the vats. Your owner's manual will tell you how. And yes, some GM models will crank with vats enabled. My wife's 98 Malibu (same crappy 3.1l) did it when I tripped it after installing her auto start.

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    more leds for what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Motorcity View Post
    if you are gettting fuel and spark, there is no logical reason why your car won't start.

    blowing a fuse, then replacing it should not cause your car not to start.
    Try resetting the vats. Your owner's manual will tell you how. And yes, some GM models will crank with vats enabled. My wife's 98 Malibu (same crappy 3.1l) did it when I tripped it after installing her auto start.
    I have been leaving the battery un-hooked over night - that should
    do it - I think - but I got vats bypased now - still same thing
    - got the info here, I had it wired wrong - thats why it was shutting off
    power when I tried to start, after I put the resistor in,

    now it acts as before, but still wont start

    the leds are for interior lights - mood lighting in back seat

    checked the battery and charged it back up a little - 3 days of cranking
    - but still the same thing - yea I let it air out in case I flood it,

    this is realy odd

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    should we call you boris?
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    im curious. I dont know much about car. Try pulling the dome lights fuse and starting it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjh221 View Post
    should we call you boris?


    I am going to try to pull that fuse - what else can I do

    maybe the car is mad at me or something

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    did it work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jjh221 View Post
    did it work?
    nope -

    I did check for spark - but not how good the spark is, I think
    I will check that next

    had to drive my dads car - yuck - he dips skoal and spills his spit
    cup and skoal all over - never cleans it up - and trash every ware

    I can drive an old truck I have got - but it gets 10-15mpg

    My dad tells me I should junk my car

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    lol....

    Tell him to get the packets and use a bottle with a cap.

    I dont know what it would be...sounds electrical lol um :shrugs:
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