1996 Oldsmobile 88 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Oldsmobile 88

1996 Oldsmobile 88 Problems

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Ignition Related Failures

Failure of the crankshaft position sensorignition control module, or powertrain control module (PCM) may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

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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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Recalls

Recall 96V116000
A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Recall 95V204000
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 MEE...

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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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