1993 Oldsmobile 88 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1993 Oldsmobile 88

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.

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.

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and check engine lights switch on for a second, then you hear a click which sounds like its in the glove box and the car dies but once you put it in park or netural it starts right up I changed the top coil pack because it was bad. What else would you suggest me to do to fix the problem?

If I try starting it after it dyes it starts up like the timing is way out pops and farts,if I let it cool right down it will start up great again and run for 10min.

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VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1991 THROUGH JULY 1995. THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE CAN SEPARATE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN LOW TEMPERATURES IN COMBINATION WITH HIGH TRANSMISSION LOADS.

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