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1991 Oldsmobile 88 Problems

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Most Common 1991 Oldsmobile 88 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 loc...
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.
The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil leaks. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the gaskets replaced to correct this issue.
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2 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Brakes Problems

The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)
The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.

2 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Drive Train Problems

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 ...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

1 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Electrical & Lights Problem

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 loc...

6 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Engine Problems

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.
The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil leaks. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the gaskets replaced to correct this issue.
The fuel pump can fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians highly recommend to replace your fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.

1 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Exhaust & Emissions Problem

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

1 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Heating & Air Conditioning Problem

Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

1 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Maintenance Problem

Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles. Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.

0 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Miscellaneous Problems

4 Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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 steering rack may fail causing a loss of power steering fluid as a result the steering may become hard to turn.

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Known 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Problems & Complaints

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 loc...
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.
The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)
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 chec...
The intake manifold gasket can develop external engine oil leaks. The intake manifold will need to be removed and the gaskets replaced to correct this issue.
The water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.
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.
Our technicians recommend flushing the brake fluid every 60,000 miles. Brake fluid that is dirty may cause problems in the brake system.
The cam sensor interrupter (magnet) may become demagnetized and/or fall off of the camshaft gear causing the Check Engine Light (Service Engine Soon) light to illuminate. On higher mileage vehicles...
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 ...
The fuel pump can fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians highly recommend to replace your fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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