Problems with anti-theft systems using the raised-chip key can prevent the car from starting. The wires in the steering column to the ignition lock cylinder tend to break. The key and ignition lock cylinder should be replaced to correct this condition.
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1990 Oldsmobile 88
1990 Oldsmobile 88 Problems
The mass air flow or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to stall intermittently. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the cause of any stalling condition.
The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil leaks. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the gaskets replaced to correct this issue.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
1990 Oldsmobile 88 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: THREADED INFLATOR COMPONENTS MAY HAVE BEEN DAMAGED DURING ASSEMBLY WHICH MAY ALLOW COMPONENTS TO SEPARATE WHEN INFLATOR RECEIVES A SIGNAL TO DEPLOY THE AIR BAG.Learn more »
1990 Oldsmobile 88 Questions and Answers
Why are you estimating better than 60 bucks to change a fuel filter on my old Oldsmobile, (1984) that costs 2.99 at Auto Zone here in Henderson???
what makes my car stall at stops. I have removed catalytic convertor.
Wonderful car, beginning to jerk to the left when changing gears - the faster you are going the worse the jerk. This began right after getting new tires. when we took it to be aligned, they said w...
I am trying to replave the knock sensor do to a code 42 but i can not find it anywhere. please help
1990 Oldsmobile 88 Reviews
Somebody ran into the front of my car and the bumper and headlights are done. How much do you think it would cost to get fixed and where can I find the parts?
Okay--I had an '87 88, but I have to review the car anyway, as it was my first. Strong engine, and absolutely a Detroit tank of a car, but it was comfortable as hell and low-maintenance. Problems: the headliner will sag on you as only GM headliners can. You will develop timing chain and valve problems over time.