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1996 Oldsmobile 88

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1996 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.

1996 Oldsmobile 88 Recalls (Recent)

Electrical & Lights, September 22, 1995

Summary: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A MALFUNCTION ALARM, LIGHTING AND LOCKING (MALL) MODULE THAT CAN CONTAIN A DAMAGED CAPACITOR. IF THE CAPACITOR IS DAMAGED, THE "KEY IN THE IGNITION" WARNING CHIME AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT UNBUCKLED WARNING CHIME AND INDICATOR LAMP MAY NOT WORK. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 114, "THEFT PROTECTION" AND FMVSS NO. 208, "OCCUPANT CRASH PROTECTION." IN ADDITION, OTHER CHIME REMINDER FUNCTIONS, INTERIOR LIGHTING CONTROLS, AND POWER DOOR LOCKING FEATURES ARE ALSO AFFECTED.

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Engine, July 8, 1996

Summary: A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.

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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Questions and Answers

NSX, 1996 Oldsmobile 88, Corvallis, OR

How expensive are the maintenance and repair costs for the 1996 Olds 88 LS, given that this is a discontinued model line?

What do you think of mechanical reliability especially the engine (gask...

NSX, 1996 Oldsmobile 88, Corvallis, OR

The 96 Olds 88 has the 3.8L V-6 engine.

One thing I am concerned about is coolant leakage problem. There was a class action suit involving the use of DexCool coolant in GM cars like this one. Co...

chevyluv09, 1996 Oldsmobile 88, Great Falls, MT

I have a oldsmobile delta 88 1996 car and the fan dosent work for the heat does any body know where the fan is located and how to replace it and the price of it?

chevyluv09, 1996 Oldsmobile 88, Great Falls, MT

I have a 1996 oldsmobile delta 88
when the gas gauge is on a quarter tank it wont start does any body know what is wrong with it? And how to repair it?

chevyluv09, 1996 Oldsmobile 88, Great Falls, MT

I have a 1996 oldsmobile delta 88
where is the fuel injector located at and how do I change it?

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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Reviews

My car all of a sudden started a grinding noise from the transmission and its when I start it and then put it in reverse an now I have no reverse.

Great vehicles. One of the best engines in the world.

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