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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1997 Oldsmobile 88
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Problems
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.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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.
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Questions and Answers
The power door locks and the interior quit working at the same time. I have checked both of the interior fuse panels and the panel under the hood. All check OK Do not know how to check the break...
when changing gears from park, neutral, drive to reverse it occasionally gets stuck when accelaerating on reverse. IT DOES NOT MOVE. ANY BODY HAVE AN ANSWER TO THAT?
The serpentine belt shredded on me and after replacing the car turns over but won't fire. I checked fuel pressure, looks good at 45. Checked for spark and I don't have it at the plugs. I&...
what should fuel pressure be on olds v6
what is the "book" time used by auto shops to estimate time to replace power steering pump?
1997 Oldsmobile 88 Reviews
This is one of my favorite cars. I have had so many compliments from mechanics about the engine and rims of this car, that it makes me feel like I own a Lexus or something. It rides very smooth. The only problem I encounter was that the A/C blew out on me, and by delaying to fix it I had to keep my windows open in the heat of Miami, this tore up my headliner of course. Nothing else... no mechanical problems in the years I have owned it. It is one of the best cars to own if you like to ride smooth and not visit mechanics to often.