Situation:1. Gas light came on - thought I'd have enough to get to a gas station the next morning2. Very Cold climate - -40 celsius3. Started car in the morning to warm up, went back inside4. Came back outside, car wasn't running. Tried to start it again, it would start, then shut down. Figured it was out of gas.5. Got 10 litres of gas, put it in, gas gauge shows just under 1/4 full.6. Car still won't start, starts then shuts off.7. After a few tries, it stopped turning over.8. Now it just clicks when the key is turned (starter I believe), but that's it.9. Have tried boosting the battery, plugging in the block heater.Frozen gas line? Solutions?
Country: United StatesMake: OldsmobileModel: AleroYear: 2000
Plugging in block heater, boosting battery, adding gas
Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will do my best to help you with your Oldsmobile problem.If the starter just clicks, this indicates that the battery is bad. If the engine will not crank over even with the jumper cables or battery charger connected, the battery is so low that it cannot be boosted. The battery will have to be replaced.After replacing the battery, attempt to start the engine. If the engine starts and stalls, perform the relearn procedure below. If you continue to have problems with the engine starting, then stalling after performing the relearn, then the ignition lock cylinder will have to be replaced (it houses the Passlock security sensor).Relearn Procedure 1. Attempt to the start vehicle. The vehicle will start and then stall. 2. Leave the ignition on until the Theft telltale turns off in approximately 10 minutes. 3. Turn the ignition off. 4. Restart the vehicle. The vehicle will start and on this attempt. The password XXXXX XXXXX learned.
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