Oldsmobile Scheduled Maintenance Procedures
- Rotate and Inspect tires
- Inspect Accessory drive belt(s)
- Inspect Automatic transmission shift linkage
- Inspect Brake hoses
- Inspect Brake linings
- Inspect CV-joint boots & axle seals
- Inspect Coolant level, hoses & clamps
- Inspect EGR system
- Inspect Exhaust system & heat shields
- Inspect Fuel system
- Inspect Ignition cables
- Inspect Steering linkage
- Inspect Suspension components
- Inspect Throttle body mount bolt torque
- Inspect Throttle linkage
- Inspect Transmission fluid
- Inspect/Clean Throttle body
- Inspect/Lubricate Parking brake cable guides
- Inspect/Lubricate chassis & suspension
- Replace Air cleaner filter
- Replace Engine oil & filter
- Replace PCV valve
Oldsmobile Maintenance Procedures - Common Additional Services
The air filter accumulates dust and debris and should be replaced to protect the engine and maximize fuel economy. For optimal engine performance and longevity, replace every 1 year or 15,000 miles.
Automatic transmission fluid becomes heat fatigued and accumulates moisture over time which can lead to automatic transmission damage if not serviced regularly. It should be replaced every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Automatic transmission fluid becomes heat fatigued and accumulates moisture over time which can lead to automatic transmission damage if not serviced regularly. The filter should be replaced at this time a well. This service should be performed every 2 years or 30,000 miles.
Brake fluid accumulates moisture and contamination from component wear over time and unless replaced every 30,000 miles or 2 years, can cause brake system damage.
Engine coolant breaks down, gets rusty and becomes contaminated with debris from component wear over time and can cause engine or cooling system damage if not replaced every 2 years or 30,0000 miles.
Drive belts crack and become glazed over time and can squeak or even break. They should be replaced every 45,000 miles.
The Fuel Filter becomes restricted as it accumulates debris from filtering the fuel which, can lead to performance problems and early fuel pump failure. It should be replaced at the mileage interval recommended by the vehicle manufacturer.
Spark Plug terminals wear down over time and can lead to engine misfires and increased exhaust emissions. Replace according to the vehicle manufacturers recommended replacement interval.
Oldsmobile Scheduled Maintenance Parts
Oldsmobile Scheduled Maintenance Questions and Answers
How expensive are the maintenance and repair costs for the 1996 Olds 88 LS, given that this is a discontinued model line?
What do you think of mechanical reliability especially the engine (gasket leaks) and transmission?
Does this car take regular or premium gasoline? And what is the gas mileage like in the city?
Instrument panel is not working. No gas or oil gauge, no warning lights when u turn the key, nothing. Since the instrument panel does not light the car will not stay started. Up til today, the car has had the normal maintenance, tires, breaks, oil changes, etc.
Just wanted some outsider opinions on my situation. I have a 95 Olds Ciera with the 3100 eng. 206,000 miles. Needs head gasket job. Probably looking at around 1500 to 2 grand. Zero resale value on the car, so it's keep or junk it time. What do you think? B/c of this problem I currently have no heat and I live in the upper Midwest, so that sucks.