i have a very frustrating problem i need some help with.
2002 Oldsmobile Alero GLS
if i drive anywhere and turn off the car, it will not start again for up to 2 hours… which makes it very difficult to get around… i have to leave the car on for short stops always risking it being stolen… everything is a major hassel like getting groceries and not letting the food go bad in the heat. I replaced the ignition switch… that seemed to fix it at first… and it did make the cranking/turn over better… but same problem… last night i replaced the fuel filter… thinking that was clogged and creating pressure and maybe it wasn’t starting til the pressure went down. . idk
i have scoured the net repeatedly and haven’t really gotten anywhere. the ignition cylinder comes out of the ignition switch since i changed it… which is annoying… not sure how to get it to stay in there… it cranks and turns over no problem… battery and alternator fine… my father who did his time at GM replaced all the engine wiring from LKQ salvage… because when i got it from copart there had been a blowout that popped the serpentine belt of vice versa and that belt flew around and ripped out the wiring… the car drives fine… doesn’t sound super great when idling… only codes i’m getting is for the catalytic converter… test the o2 sensors … they’re fine… i think it might have something to do with the wiring maybe… somewhere online i read that maybe the wiring was getting to hot… no idea what that even means… i have heard the fuel pump whirring up before… and it does drive if it’s been sitting awhile… i have a new cheapo 30 dollar fuel pump from online in the trunk i haven’t put in… i dont think thats the problem but what do i know… i need some help diagnosing the issue