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1991 Oldsmobile 88

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1991 Oldsmobile 88 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

1991 Oldsmobile 88 Recalls (Recent)

Brakes, October 8, 1991


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1991 Oldsmobile 88 Questions and Answers

bmachin, 1991 Oldsmobile 88, New York, NY

is synthetic oil better for this car

Visitor, 1991 Oldsmobile 88, Leander, TX

The horn is not working at all, it worked about 3 months ago, an alarm system was installed by the original owner, could the alarm have something to do with the horn or fuses.

overheated, 1991 Oldsmobile 88, Burrton, KS

know that ac clutch needs replaced but why would blower quit

DonKent, 1991 Oldsmobile 88, Moorpark, CA

I removed the cam sensor and looked in hole where sensor was located. I wanted to see the magnet but all I saw was an empty square shaped hole. I assume that the magnet had been there but had falle...

mamamills617, 1991 Oldsmobile 88, Edmonds, WA

What could be the noise?Constantly loud

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1991 Oldsmobile 88 Reviews

Ive had the car for about 4 yrs now but have recently started fixing it up. everything has been working well up until about two weeks ago. I can start the car and change it into reverse, drive, or neutral and it changes like it should, but when I start to drive the car, initially it rides smooth til the car gets to about 25mph and then it begans to rev up. Im not educated like that when it comes to cars but Im in the process of learning...I changed the modulator valve (unsure if I did it right and unsure of how to check it to make sure), another guy told me it could just be an electrical problem, then I heard it could be my torque convertor, and lastly, I was told my transmission could be about to go out. I was told to change the strainer in the transmission and service the fluid, which I did to no avail. Not quite sure what it could be. O yeah, someone else said it could be the solenoid. Can anyone steer me in the right direction please???!!!

it is a very good car, nice ride and good in the snow would like to see more made.

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