Top 20 1992 Oldsmobile 88 Questions & Answers

Check the fuel pressure.

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its not your crank sensor the problem is more then likely in your tranny your tranny needs some attention

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have you got a good spark- take out a plug and lay it plugged into the lead on top of the engine so the tip is earthed (touching the engine) and crank it over - DO NOT TOUCH THE PLUG WHILST CRANKING AS IT GENERATES MASSIVE ELECTRICAL VOLTAGE..............
if it sparks its probably a fuel problem still and not ignition/electrical.

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Old and tired engine. Do a compression check.

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Hi JoAnn,sounds like you have a bad neutral safety switch.
  • Neutral safety switch sends a signal to the on-board computer to allow the engine to start and to engage the transmission
  • When not replaced, vehicle may experience no start and/or transmission will not shift out of park.Here's alink on how to replace it.

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Could be a problem with ect--wiring circuit--instrument cluster. I'd have to double check your temp gage by using an infra-red temp gun on your engine.
I can't say replacing the ect will help anything? The location is circle with a c in the picture, note the vin.


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Front wheel drive or rear wheel drive ? You need a good jack , a floor jack would be best . Do you have Jack stands an a floor jack ? You need to get it up in the air a little so you can get under it . You will need to put the jack under the transmission an jack it up just enough to take the pressure off the mount . Un bolt the old one , put the new one in bolt it an torque it to spec.

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Buried deep inside the back housing of the generator. GM designed this pile to not be worked on although there are now repair parts available for it. There is no way to test the regulator and you will likely destroy the diode assembly before you get it apart. Also, a lot of trouble is caused by the huge voltage spikes these units develop. It's very common to go through four to six of these in the life of the vehicle. The best way to reduce the repeat failures is to replace the battery at the same time. It will work fine in older cars and trucks, but as they age, they lose their ability to dampen those spikes.

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Could be the speedo head the transducer is in the gear box or if it has a cable remove cable and grease.

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The fuel pump is located in the fuel tank. The fuel tank must be removed from the vehicle in order to access the pump.

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this sensor is located on the timing chain cover at the top. it has a plug connected to it.

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Intake manifold normally has firing order cast in, or get a shop manual. The hard part can be finding which should be #1, especially if you have had the distributor removed. Use compression gauge to find TDC compression stroke on #1 and see where rotor is pointing.

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This is an explanation of the entire ignition, but includes wiring for the V8 Ignition Systems Short Course CarParts com

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If you mean that you cannot communicate with the pcm with a code reader or scanner.. Then check for a blown fuse on the lighter ckt. This is also the power for the ALDL connector.

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follow this link and register ,its free , enter vehicle details and i'm sure the info you require will be there,bookmark it for future use
Firing order and Distributor

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Could be plug fouling out from leaky fuel injector flooding engine when you shut it down, then clears after running some, however, running hot is not a good sign and could point to head gasket leak. Many other possibilities too, but I would start with examination of spark plugs.

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the clutch idle setting needs adjustment , go to a qualified mechanic to have it fixed.

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Not hard if you have the wrenches & vehicle experience

I wouldn't bother if that is all your doing,have a shop do it
& be there to watch,no reason you can't stand under the car
& watch

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