Northstar Engines and System Technical Discussion Discussion, 94 SLS Smoked/Smelled and now Won't Start in Cadillac Engine Discussion; Pulled into the garage and turned off the key on my '94 SLS, but something kept running under the hood, ...
- 10-02-05 11:53 PM #1Cadillac Owners Member
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- Stanwood, WA
94 SLS Smoked/Smelled and now Won't Start
Pulled into the garage and turned off the key on my '94 SLS, but something kept running under the hood, like a pump or something. Not the fan. I tried restarting it and it wouldn't start. After about 4 or 5 minutes, I was removing a battery terminal to stop it, and there was some smoke and foul smell coming from the left side of the engine (Pass side) about mid engine. It stopped before I got the cable removed, but the car still won't start, turnover or notheing. Has plenty of juice. Anyone ever experience anything like this and if so, what was it?
- 10-03-05 12:51 AM #2
Re: 94 SLS Smoked/Smelled and now Won't StartOriginally Posted by haws
Have you ever cleaned the throttle body? If there was a bunch of gunk built up in there, it could have made the ISC motor's job harder and helped it burn up. The TB should be checked and/or cleaned about every 30k miles, but I check mine at every oil change because it's quick and easy.
A few thoughts to get you started. Let us know what the codes are.Mike