View Full Version : 1989 Olds Cutlass Ciera

07-16-2009, 11:49 PM
Car dies when it reaches normal temp. and won't start until it cools completely.

07-20-2009, 07:27 PM
Hi tks67,

While we can't diagnose problems from a remote location, that sounds like an electrical problem. I've ecountered problems like this before, and in each case the cause turned out to be a bad ignition module.

When the car dies, check for spark. If there is none, you'll know that the problem is ignition (not fuel) related.

Your car is covered in Haynes manual no. 38005. The ignition module checking procedure is in Chapter 5, Section 7. That's where I would start (if it turns out that there is no spark when the engine dies).