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1998 Oldsmobile LSS Problems

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Most Common 1998 Oldsmobile LSS Problems

The steering rack may fail causing a loss of power steering fluid as a result the steering may become hard to turn.
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.
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1 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS Brakes Problem

The ABS brake pressure modulator valve can fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.

3 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS 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...
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 contr...

1 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS 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...

5 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS 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 water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating condition.
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.

3 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS Exhaust & Emissions Problems

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
Failure of the crankshaft position sensor, ignition control module, or PCM may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The EGR tube may develop an engine vacuum leak causing the engine to run lean. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.

2 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The mode and temperature door actuators may fail causing improper air flow or temperature output from the heating and AC (HVAC) system.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

1 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

0 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS Miscellaneous Problems

4 Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS Suspension & Steering Problems

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

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Known 1998 Oldsmobile LSS Problems & Complaints

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 checke...
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.
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 water pump may develop a coolant leak resulting in an engine overheating 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 contr...
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.
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.
Failure of the crankshaft position sensor, ignition control module, or PCM may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.
The EGR tube may develop an engine vacuum leak causing the engine to run lean. The Check Engine Light may or may not illuminate.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
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.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
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