1996 Oldsmobile 98 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Oldsmobile 98

1996 Oldsmobile 98 Problems

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.

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.

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.

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1996 Oldsmobile 98 Questions

This is the first time this has occured. I was out for the day, and the car was running fine with no issues. I went into the store for 20 minutes, came out and the car wouldn't start. The radio and all stuff like that work, but the security light in the top right corner of the console is fla...

I am having a low pressure lite come on when stopped at a stop sign.

My olds 98 will blow warm air when the heater is on only on the driver side and on the passenger side it blows cold air. As the driver I stay warm but the passenger freezes.

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1996 Oldsmobile 98 Recalls

A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A MALFUNCTION ALARM, LIGHTING AND LOCKING (MALL) MODULE THAT CAN CONTAIN A DAMAGED CAPACITOR. IF THE CAPACITOR IS DAMAGED, THE "KEY IN THE IGNITION" WARNING CHIME AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT UNBUCKLED WARNING CHIME AND INDICATOR LAMP MAY NOT WORK. THIS DOES NOT MEE...

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