1991 Oldsmobile 88 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1991 Oldsmobile 88

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1991 Oldsmobile 88 Problems

Car Won't Start and Security Light is On

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 Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow/Crankshift Position Sensor Failure

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 Oil Leak From Intake Manifold Gasket

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.

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1991 Oldsmobile 88 Questions

My air stays on and won't turn off the car will start up but won't stay started (1 answer)

The air turns on when I press any electrical button in the car I think it's the engine control module gone out but I'm not sure

Does my 91 olds have a timing belt or chain? AND how do you fix It? specifics Please (2 answers)

I knew my harmonic balancer needed replacing but I'm not sure
If that's the reason it isnt starting. On it's last ride my 88 was
making the worst noise and it was as if my whole car was being
shaken by my engine ..... I started heading home. I stopped for gas. When I tried to cran...

Why my car has poor acceleration? (1 answer)

Car runs good in park but when I drive it the acceleration is very poor. It hesitate but not all the time I here a hissing noise when I flow it while I am driving coming from the left side.

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1991 Oldsmobile 88 Recalls

Recall 91V167000
WHEN APPLIED, THE PARKING BRAKE LEVER ASSEMBLY MAY RELEASE ONE OR MORE TEETH, REDUCING THE CABLE LOAD TO THE REAR BRAKES.

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1991 Oldsmobile 88 Reviews

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based on 2 customer 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 come...
it is a very good car, nice ride and good in the snow would like to see more made.

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