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Oldsmobile 88 Engine Stalling Due to Mass Air Flow/Crankshift Position Sensor Failure

Oldsmobile 88 Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999

Average Mileage: 137,295 mi (87,000 mi - 198,000 mi)


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.

  • Visitor, , 100,000 mi

    Engine dies while in traffic. Must wait over 5 hours for restart. Replace crank position sensor, engine control computer, ignition control module, mass airflow sensor, fuel pump relay.........

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  • Visitor, , 155,000 mi

    engine check lite comes on. Eng RPM SURGES AT idle. Occassionaly eng stalls Trouble shooting code 01/02

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  • Visitor, , 138,000 mi

    A few times lately, with no check engine lights coming on or any other warning, my 88 would stall, sometimes while traveling as fast as 50 mph. This means no power steering or power brakes, kiddos. Fortunately, I was able to restart by shifting into neutral, but its not very fun or safe!!!
    However, changing the MAF sensor has seemed to fix the problem, and it wasn't really that difficult.

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  • Visitor, , 170,000 mi

    engine stalls no warning,but if air is on wont stall.will replace mass air flow & crankshift position sensor

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  • Visitor, , 121,000 mi

    car stalls usually under deceleration and braking. sometimes it takes 2 to 10 minutes for it to restart. much worse in hot weather

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  • Visitor, , 87,000 mi


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  • Visitor, , 153,000 mi

    car stalls out 2-3 times a month will driving, i have to shift into nuetral to continue driving. having this problem for 7 months. Finally it has shut down on me,wont start. Fires up for 3 seconds,and stalls out. Changed the MAF sensor, still doing the same thing. will change the crankshift position sensor next

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  • car stalls out and fuel pump makes a funny nosie when diein

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  • Visitor, , 198,000 mi

    stops at low idel

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  •  Rookie

    we have replaced the maf sensor 3 times in the passed 75000 miles looks like every 14 months.what going on with this

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