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I think it jumped time also.

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 12, 2017

Have you checked compression on more than one cyclinder? I once broke a camshaft on an old truck and it died instantly. Things looked normal at two of the cylinders but not on the others.

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 29, 2016

Check fuel injector fuses. With the key one you should have power to the injector plug. You could have (gas) fouled out spark plugs. Or timing jumped.

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 05, 2016

ignition coil

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 02, 2016

1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, original GM plug gap .045".
this is what i would gap new plugs too, AC Delco Part # R44LTS plugs probably gaped at this already.
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1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 04, 2016

I would check the thermostat and make sure your fluids are up in the rad.as well see if the fan runs when it's hot. If the fan runs then it's doing it's job. Is the rad clean or plugged as that will make it over heat as well.

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015

Just see if this works
Is your lock seized up and if it is squirt some WD40 into the lock and see if that works, Also if you can get the spray nozzle up under the lock latch area and squirt up in there as well Just might work but am not sure
Can you get a clothes hanger to unlock the other door if so you maybe can get in that way as well. You some times can use a clothes hanger up through the edge of the glass.

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 01, 2015

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1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014

There is a You Tube Video you can watch
on GM Throttle Body disassembly

I would mail them away for testing & ultra-sonic

Not likely the injectors are causing the dieing

Check for a worn timing chain & vacuum leaks

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014

None what so ever. You will have to check your tires the good old way.

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 09, 2014

check plate between carb and intake possble shorting out you will notice wires going to it

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 08, 2014

May be a bad relay?

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 27, 2014

I believe the timing is set automatically on that year if not you will need a timing light and a Chilton manual .

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 01, 2014

Try taking the car to Autozone or similar business for a free scan of your computer (your car is a pre-OBD2 system and your mechanic may have a scanner that reads only post-'96 autos). The scan will usually only point to problem areas, not specific components. That's where the mechanic comes in with specific tests. Good luck!

1988 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 07, 2014

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