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
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Problems
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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.
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Recalls (Recent)
Summary: 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, THE FUEL FROM THE LEAKING REGULATOR AND A MISTIMED SPARK CAN CAUSE A BACKFIRE.Learn more »
1998 Oldsmobile 88 Questions and Answers
How do I replace the bulb on the driving /parking light
My car was overheating, drove it up to the nearby shop. The mechanic said something about a "Manifold" had a crack therefore causing radiator coolant to leak into the engine. With this ...
My car only starts sometimes, I turn the key, it doesn't click, all lights turn off and nothing. but then if I do it like 30 more times it starts right up. or it will start the first time. and...
just the bulb and how do you get to it?