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1999 Oldsmobile 88

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1999 Oldsmobile 88 Problems

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

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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.

Engine -- Verified

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.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

1999 Oldsmobile 88 Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, May 25, 1999

Summary: VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 4T65E AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS. THESE VEHICLES FAIL TO CONFORM TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 102, "TRANSMISSION SHIFT LEVER SEQUENCE." A RETAINING CLIP, WHICH SECURES THE MANUAL VALVE TO THE LINKAGE OF THE TRANSMISSION DETENT LEVER, CAN BECOME LOOSE UNDER A COMBINATION OF POSSIBLE DRIVER SHIFTING MANEUVERS AND ALLOW THE LINK TO BECOME DISCONNECTED FROM THE MANUAL VALVE.

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Engine, June 30, 2004

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.

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1999 Oldsmobile 88 Questions and Answers

Fal, 1999 Oldsmobile 88, Houston, TX

My 111,000 mileage Olds 88LS give off a burnt smell & I "hear" but don't see a drip about midway under the car after a 3-10 mile drive, max 40mph. What is this and is it safe to...

pattywatty, 1999 Oldsmobile 88, Denver, CO

been at my mechanics quite a bunch and he can't seem to find the problem

sheri912, 1999 Oldsmobile 88, Bloomingdale, GA

compressor not clicking on , could a relay cause this?

wilmawyka, 1999 Oldsmobile 88, Mesa, AZ

it started with a P0306 misfire code, after we found plug wire 6 arcing off the O2 sensor, we moved the wire and the car is running fine now but the code changed to P0300, random misfire, we change...

JCSOGS, 1999 Oldsmobile 88, Tallahassee, FL

When the car is started for the first time in the day, there is sreeching noise that lasts for a second. The screech is not heard when making other starts during the day.

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1999 Oldsmobile 88 Reviews

I bought this car new in 1999, I had to replace the intake gasket 3 times.GGRRRRR. It has been a good car overall.I have 70,000 original miles on it.Don t know why it keeps blowing them.

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