Question about 1996 Oldsmobile 88

1 Answer

When in park or idle it jerks back and forth

When we start the car it runs fine tell it warms up. It will sit at a stoplight and the car engine will start reving up and down and has caused the car to die but starts right back up. When driving the car will be fine tell we stop at a light. This happens even worse when heater is on and it only does it when it wants to. It will sometimes sit there stopped and idle fine and out of nowhere it will start up again. Plus my car makes the sound like my power steering pump is running out of fluid but I can't find the reservoir to fill it please help me out. Thankx

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 10 Answers

It sounds to me like you may have a blown intake gasket, which is very common on the 3800 V6 engines used in these cars, as for your power steering, the resevoir is located bellow the alternator on the back side of the engine ( it will be directly behind the pulley driven by the drive belt)

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Rpm rev upward when car is idling in park


Auto idle in cold weather most new cars do it to warm up engine faster

Feb 19, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

My 2002 Buick park Ave. stalled sometime ago,, i have had the idle control, idle air, and maf, all replaced,, the car runs, now and then it feels like it stumbles,, it has stalled and restarted and ra


when your engine speeds up or slows down the voltage will increase and decrease,, probably has nothing to do with your problem.. Its a 2002 car so first check all the hoses and pipes on the engine that provide vacuum to the different parts of your engine.. check the hose that goes to the brake booster. plug the hose and try running the engine.. If you DRIVE THE CAR YOU WILL HAVE MUCH REDUCED BRAKING EFFIGNCY.. BE CARFULL. to see if you have an internal vac. leak in the booster. Read out the codes to see if there are any set. Your problen sounds like a vac leak to me.. Post here and let us know what you find..

Jan 31, 2015 | 2002 Buick Park Avenue

1 Answer

2001 Mercury Sable - already asked but this is in better detail???


Not plugs. Go to AutoZone, Advance, or Oreilys autoparts for a FREE scan. Bring pen and paper and write down trouble Code that their scanner shows. Clerk should be able to tell you, but you want the Code so your can price repair.
Once you get Codes you can call and price work. A few can be done without much effort. Unfortunately the ABS may be a victim of heavy braking. The ABS can be checked with a better scanner(Not all are equal).
Try tightening the gascap, although each time you added fuel additives you did that, know that one Code may be related to a loose cap.
Think back about your gas purchase. The cheapest is E85. If you put this in your car, it is not made for it. If this is what happened, then it will give a Mechanic a better idea of everything broken.

Jun 12, 2013 | 2001 Mercury Sable

1 Answer

Hi I have a 1991 Olds Cutlass Supreme, with a 3.1 liter engine. My problem is when the car warms at stops it runs rough. Sometimes shuts off. Sometimes when crusing at speeds 30-50 the car sort of jerks...


My 3.4 liter 91 Cutlass Supreme has similar problem when warm the engine misses (car jerks). But its fine at idle and without any accelerator pressure. The SERVICE ENGINE light also comes on intermittantly. I am going to test the ignition coils.

Oct 25, 2010 | 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme

1 Answer

Rough idle then stalls


Vacume leak or bad idle motor. With the car in park and running with the hood open listen for leaks moving your hand around the different hoses looking for a change in the sounds that you hear. The idel motor also makes the car idel up to 1500 RPM or so right at start-up then idel down, If it doesn;t the idel motor is likly. Check engine light is on when running? Test for codes, Follow code test charts don't skip any steps!.

Nov 02, 2009 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

Running rough


replace the o2 censor

Mar 14, 2009 | 2001 Chrysler Sebring

1 Answer

1994 MGM engine stops running at long stoplights


IAC Valve. I'm sure you've had this fixed by now.

Aug 25, 2008 | 1994 Mercury Grand Marquis

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

186 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

64052 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21990 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...