Oldsmobile 98 Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your Oldsmobile 98

Oldsmobile 98 Problems

Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail

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

Car Won't Start Because of Anti-Theft System That Uses Raised-Chip Key

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.

Transmission Pressure Control Solenoid Failure May Cause Erratic Shifting

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.

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Oldsmobile 98 Recalls

Recall 96V116000
A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Recall 96V015000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM AUGUST 1991 THROUGH JULY 1995. THE TRANSMISSION OIL COOLER LINE CAN SEPARATE WHEN THE VEHICLE IS OPERATED IN LOW TEMPERATURES IN COMBINATION WITH HIGH TRANSMISSION LOADS.
Recall 95V204000
THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH A MALFUNCTION ALARM, LIGHTING AND LOCKING (MALL) MODULE THAT CAN CONTAIN A DAMAGED CAPACITOR. IF THE CAPACITOR IS DAMAGED, THE "KEY IN THE IGNITION" WARNING CHIME AND THE DRIVER SEAT BELT UNBUCKLED WARNING CHIME AND INDICATOR LAMP MAY NOT WORK. THIS DOES NOT MEE...

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Oldsmobile 98 Reviews

Bought this car 6 years ago I have never experienced any mechanical problems with my 98 this is a dependable car ever had. Very luxury, comfortable, spacious lots of features and nice looking styling. The 3800 engine runs smooth, it drives amazing ac blows ice cold while the car doesn't lack on nothing an truly dependable car. I receive tons of compliments my nephew likes it as well believe me ...
The brake light comes on and dings. The brakes are working and there does not seem to have a problem with emergency brakes. The dinging last about 15 minutes in warm weather, but will not stop dinging in cold weather. It appears to be affected by cold weather or cold engine.
IM the second owner of my 1992 oldsmobile 98. I got it when it was 7 yrs old and had 92,000 miles on it. Has all the bells and whisles on it. Yes i have had to replace the tranny(2003) and other things like ball joints, struts, shock ect. I had it all checked out before i drove 4200 miles across the US from Michigan to Califonia in 2010. I did not have one problem. Was alittle worried that mayb...

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