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I have 94 Impala SS. I will say that I was having problems with it starting because it would never start on the first try but it would start after the second or third. I took it to get a oil change. It took the normal times to start then on the way home no more than two blocks the car dies on me. Now it will not crank or anything. Any suggestions?
The battery was bought in March and the battery is connected. Also, Oil was put back in.
 
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Fuel pump shutdown and triggered the safety mode in your computer. Disconnect your battery and then turn on your headlights to suck the power out of the flux capacitor, insure your battery has a proper charge then reconnect your battery about ten minutes after disconnecting it and be sure to insure your headlights switch is now off and it should crank over. You may check your fuel filter for blockage but I'd say fuel pump. If you can afford it take it to your local gm dealer for a complete check.
 
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there is nothing that an oil chang could have done to prevent your car from starting except if your car is equipted with an oil level safty sensor witch prevents the car from running when its less than 2 qts of oil. does tne starter turn the engin over if not then a wire was bumped off down at the starter. if it does turn over then a wire was bumped off at the coil. to check for spark remove a spark plug wire and stick a #2 phillips screwdriver in the wire and hold the screwdriver shaft aprox. 1/8 inch from any metal part of the engin, try to start the car (stay clear of the fan and all fan belts) see if there is a spark from the screwdriver to the metal engin part or if you get a shock then you got spark if no then try the same thing with the center coil wire if you have spark here but not there then pop open the distrubeter cap and spray a small blasty of wd-40 into the cap this will remove any condesation that may have got under the cap. if it still wont start then it is probally flodded if it is fuel injected wait about 10 min then try to start it again without steping on the gas. if its a carburator that mixes the fuel and air then you need to step on the gas all the way dont pump it just hold it down and crank the engin for a max of 15 or 20 seconds if this doesent work then try some ether based starting fluid remove air filter cover and squirt a bit down the carburator then quickly try to start it if it fires but doesnt start try it again if not call me at 541-870-1703 and ill ask you a few more questions and i might be able to fix it over the phone no charge of course good luck and hagd.
 
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It's probably equipped with an oil pressure sensor which cuts off the ignition when there is no oil pressure. If new oil didn't get put back in when they drained it........................NAW, it couldn't be THAT.........
 
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An oil change would not in itself stop your Impala from starting,most likely an electrical wire may have been accidently bumped and no longer connected.Check for any wires that look like they should be connected to something but are not.
 
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did they put any oil back in after they drained it? maybe they did not and the engine seized up.
 
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Check your oil to make sure it is there. If so, I doubt that the oil change has anything to do with the starting problem.

I would guess a battery or starter cable that might be loose.
 
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