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How do i replace the positive battery cable on my 1972 oldsmobile 98? It fried on me

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im not sure what linkage you replaced cause it is electronic. if key is stuck in acc. posision the problem is the ignition switch. the reason i say this is cause when you turn the key it elec. releases the shifter and when the switch gos bad it does not. a new ignition switch should be purchaced from a gm dealer.until fixed you will have to disconnect batt. every time until fixed and i would also use the park brake when not driving.

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SOURCE: I have a 1972 Oldsmobile model 98 - I have no heat

water control valve screwed onto the intake with hoses attached to it

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SOURCE: 1991 Oldsmobile 88 Royale, 170,000m.

SOUND LIKE A FAULTY STARTER SOLENOID THE CONTACTS INSIDE SOLENOID STICKING CLOSED.

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