1996 Oldsmobile 98 Problems
RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1996 Oldsmobile 98 based on complaints from actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The outer tie rod ends on the steering linkage may wear causing excessive free play in the steering and uneven tire wear. If the worn tie rod ends are replaced, the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted as necessary.
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 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.
The mode and temperature door actuators may fail causing improper air flow or temperature output from the heating and AC (HVAC) system.
An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this type of leak.