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I have a 1996 oldsmobile 88 ls one day the key didnt work to start i started turning it on and off and finally it started it was fine for a few days then it did it again it went like that for a week or so everyday i had to turn the ignition on and off to start it when i turn the key on now the lights on the dash work but acts like theres no starter so i thought it might be the ignition switch so i hooked up a jumper button to the starter it starts fine every time now but after 5 or so seconds the car dies like i shut the key off i was told it was a safty thing so i start it with the button pull off the wires and still dies after 5 seconds i have a good battery it has gas but just wont stay running theres no stuttering or anything anybody have an idead before i start having to replace 100$ parts to figure it out

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Is there a SECURITY light lit on the instrument cluster ? Anti- theft system .

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maybe the crankshaft senor that happened to mine it was cracked almost in half

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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You can jump across the celonoid on the starter. If the engine turns over then your problem is either the celonoid or the starter switch.

Posted on Sep 28, 2008

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SOURCE: engine wont turn over with key, not getting enough gas to run.

Have the key and ignition checked! I am assuming that the key has a security chip on it, Right? If so, re-program key at dealership, and if that alone doesn't work, have them check both the key and column.

Posted on Oct 16, 2008

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It could be the park/neutral switch, next time it doesn't start try wiggling the shifter in park while turning the key, or shift to neutral and see if that will work. if that doesn't change the problem I would replace the ignition switch.

Posted on Mar 20, 2009

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Well, in my 1989 Olds 88, the oil filter is just above the right swingarm for the wheel. It's an interesting reach from underneath, and the oil drips directly onto the frame of the car, but that's where the filter should be.

I believe they use the same 3800 (3.8L V6) engine up through 1997 or 1998...so you should be able to find it there. Hope that helps!

Posted on Jun 29, 2009

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