I have a 83 cutlass

Asked by Aug 28, 2017 at 11:57 PM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 83 cutlass 3.8 it sounds like it wants to
turn on but wont. After i take the key out i hear
clicking. Coming from the driver side next to the
engine. It keeps going for about 45 secounds after
i remove the key. I also have a connection with 2
green wires that i cant seem to find where it is that
it connects to.  Does anyone have any ideas as too
where that connection goes and what is that
clicking sound. That keeps going after i remove the
key.

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Sounds ignition related to me, if the ignition wires are cut, that is surely your issue. Sorry, I don't have a wiring diagram. What is the condition of the battery? Is it fully charged and new?

Tom what do you mean when say if the ignition wires are cut?

The initial timing was off. I fixed it thanks for your help. I must have moved the crank while changing the gead gaskets

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