1996 Oldsmobile 88 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 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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I can usually wait a few min then it will start & run fine - NO CODES. Just had the Crank sensor & ignition modules replaced.

It just started a few days ago my heater hasn't worked for a year or two and know all of a sudden this it's only on the drivers side.

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