1996 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

Water could have the plastic guide's the release cable runs through or caused them to break limiting the pull on the release. If you look from underneath bumper with light you can see mechanism have someone pull release & hold why look to see whats not disengaging. Yo manually open from there.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 19, 2015 | 52 views

factory replacements?
usually jump aldl conn term 1 and 4 and hold lock/unlock button til locks cycle

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 04, 2015 | 39 views

some cars have a plastic cover over the headlight area, all you do is pull it off. it's velcro. you don't need much room because all you need to do is twist the bulb and pull it out.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 30, 2014 | 1,201 views

could be a serious electrical problem, have it diagnosed by a reputable shop

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 27, 2014 | 54 views

Looks like the thermostat may still not be working. It needs to be rechecked.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 15, 2014 | 40 views

Do you have power in and out of the dimmer switch ?

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jul 30, 2013 | 23 views

check the relay might be bad if not check the wires to the fan. they might be bad too

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 01, 2013 | 93 views

You can blow seals and gaskets. Sometimes it will leak past rings and burn it causing spark problems. Can cause ring and compression failure. Best to undo the drain plug and let some out. 1 quart probably won't hurt you. 2 out more might.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 07, 2012 | 22 views

It is part of the Twilight Sentinel sensor module in the dash.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 21, 2012 | 132 views

Try to unplugged the battery.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 21, 2012 | 39 views

perhaps the idle air control valve needs cleaning

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jan 15, 2012 | 229 views


1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 30, 2011 | 120 views

The fuel pump relay is the second relay up above from the fuses in this fuse box,if you locate where the fuses are in this fuse box you will see the second relay above these fuses is the fuel pump relay on this vehicle here.---------
Does the fuel pump fuse fuse #6 in the fuse panel with this relay have power across it with the key on.
The relay receives power from this fuse,it also receives a ground on one of the terminals from a chassis ground.---------
one of the other terminals feeds power to the fuel pump with the key switched on and with the engine running or being cranked over.the other terminal is the terminal that energizes this relay to feed power to the pump,this comes from the PCM(engine and transmission computer).
Most likely the signal from the computer isn't reaching or being sent to the relay to energize the relay to power the pump.------
In the relay there are 4 points.85,86,87 and 30:--- 86 is constant ground.
87 is power feed in from fuel pump fuse should have power with key on.
30 is power feed to fuel pump when relay is energized.
85 is signal from PCM(from what I can tell this should be power when the key is switched on for the first two seconds,if no power then test for ground here for the first two seconds).
You can jump across from 87 to 30 to see if pump runs and if vehicle will start.
If the vehicle starts, then its faulty fuel pump relay, replace the relay, to order relay, click this link below :---- http://www.theautopartsshop.com/Search/PartDetails.aspx?gPartNum=old88/SIRY-601T&proid=oldsmobile+88+Fuel-Pump-Relay+Standard-Ignition+185473&Pat=auto+car-usa+Parts+Brand+PartDetails ----------- This will help.Thanks.Helpmech.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 11, 2011 | 70 views


1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 30, 2011 | 146 views

If sitting in drivers side take left hand toward the hood release and brake release area.Should be removable panel. Remove it......fuses are in there!

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 20, 2011 | 166 views

O2 sensor is either right before or right after the catylytic converter..autozone pulls check engine light codes for free

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 28, 2011 | 41 views

might be coming in the upper part of the door, check to see if the door is closed all the way and not loose, and check the door rubber. And make sure window is up all the way, all it takes is for the window to be a little open for water to come in...

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 21, 2011 | 48 views

check blower motor relay

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 12, 2011 | 103 views

replace fuel pump You should have 48-55 psi with key on engine off, if not within specs replace pump.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 26, 2011 | 94 views

Although many Ford vehicles have a fuel pump inertia swtich that can be reset if tripped, there isn't a fuel reset button on this vehicle. Power for the fuel pump is supplied by a 20 amp fuse [#6 in the relay center I believe] and the power is routed through the fuel pump relay which is controlled by the Engine Control Module and then sent out to the pump. I rarely see a blown fuse or bad relay but do see a lot of pumps that wear out an quit working.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 23, 2011 | 297 views

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