1996 Oldsmobile 88 Repair and Maintenance

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

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1996 Oldsmobile 88 Problems

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

Wear In Outer Tie Rod Ends Can Cause Steering Problems

The outer tie rod ends on the steering linkage may wear causing excessive free play in the steering and uneven tire wear. If the worn tie rod ends are replaced, the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted as necessary.

Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

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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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