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.

Heating and AC Temperature and Air Delivery Mode Door Actuators May Fail

One or more heater & AC (HVAC) temperature and/or air delivery mode door actuator may fail, resulting in improper temperature or air delivery. If this occurs, fault code(s) should be stored in the HVAC control module which should assist in diagnoses.

Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid Failure May Cause Erratic Shifting

The transmission pressure control solenoid may fail causing erratic shifting. Our technicians tell us that partial dis-assembly of the transmission is necessary to replace a failed pressure control solenoid.

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1998 Oldsmobile 88 Questions

I was driving my 1998 88 olds and while on the freeway I lost power,now not strt (1 answer)

I was driving on the freeway it died and won't start. I checked fuses tried the anti theft reset by locking driver door waiting to minutes and unlocking it. It wants to crank over but wont

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?

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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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