1998 Oldsmobile 88 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Oldsmobile 88

1998 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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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Questions

Car starts with screw driver, security lights on, car dies? With key won't start at all. (1 answer)

With the key it won't turn over, security lights on.

blower/ fan control switch stopped working. no fuses listed. What to check for? (1 answer)

blower/ fan control switch stopped working. all listed fuses good but none say blower fan. showing .6 volts at plug to fan at all speed settings. fan works when tested, pulls 8 amps. before R&R of switch, what to check for?

Just bought my car 3 weeks. My car smells like gas bad makes me sick (1 answer)

What is leaking has to be some where. I dont feel like my car is getting the gas mileage that should be getting either.

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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Recalls

Recall 04V090000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 3800 V6 (L36) ENGINES AND CERTAIN DELPHI FUEL PRESSURE REGULATORS, THE REGULATORS HAVE A MUCH HIGHER THAN USUAL RATE OF FUEL LEAKS. A LEAK CAN ALLOW FUEL TO ENTER THE INTAKE MANIFOLD THROUGH A VACUUM LINE. IF THE ENGINE DOES NOT START WHEN CRANKED, T...

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