1996 Oldsmobile 98 Repair and Maintenance

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

1996 Oldsmobile 98 Problems

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.

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.

Replace spark plugs every 100,000 miles

General Motors recommends that the spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians highly recommend the spark plug wires be replaced at the same time.

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1996 Oldsmobile 98 Questions

the security code anti theft code how do I clear it so I can start my car I don' (1 answer)

How do I reset the internal security system on my 1996 Olds 98 Regency Elite? (1 answer)

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...

Where is the oil pump located on a 3.8 engine? (3 answers)

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

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1996 Oldsmobile 98 Recalls

Recall 96V116000
A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Recall 95V204000
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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