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If it works only in the max position, the resistor thermal fuse has gone, a common problem in Passats. Napkin sell for 50p. If it also plays up on maximum then it could be a faulty switch or wiring.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jan 23, 2018

if no codes fuel pump , fuel pump relay,,fuel filter,,====cat converter clogging egr valve carboned up ---these are some problems that sometimes will stall and allow vehicle to restart with out setting off a code

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 04, 2017

You will need to replace the crank angle/position sensor near the crank pulley. A photo of the sensor is attached. The sensors wear out due to heat and cold cycles and internal corrosion.

MasterPro Ignition - Crankshaft Position Sensor Oreilly's Auto Parts part number is:
Line: MPI ' Part # 2-96054

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 14, 2017

Do you know what a O2 sensor looks like ? It's on the exhaust pipe .

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 24, 2016


1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 17, 2015

Well code 171 means the computer thinks the fuel mixture is too lean on bank one. Bank one is the side with cylinder one.
The problem could be low fuel pressure, or a faulty O2 sensor among other things.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015

This is a code for cylinder #6 misfire. Most likely a bad spark plug or ignition wire for that cylinder ( most common repair ). There are various other reasons for a cylinder misfire as well.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 14, 2015

A heater core replacement on any vehicle is a very hard job. It would most likely involve taking the whole dash out of the car just to reach the heater and then you would have to open the heater box just to get to the heater core....If you have never done it before I would take the car to a service or repair center of your choice (it doesn't have to be a dealer). The money you spend will give you peace of mind because the job will be done correctly and if it gives you trouble, you have a warranty to fall back on. Much good luck

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 06, 2015

you have a rod going out on the car i wouldnt drive it too far

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015

that could be transmission issue/ front end issue/ with out driving the vehicle hard to say.
my 88 had overdrive shudder going up hill transmission need a rebuild. that all i got with out driving the veh srry.
when trying to figure out what going on with the veh you need to isolate the cause of the vibration , front. rear of the veh.put the veh on jack stand and drive it see if you can figure were that vibration is comeing from

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 08, 2015

The sensor in the seatbelt is definatly not working, Sounds like an expensive repair for just a chime,
as a joke I would find the chime and unhook it. But seriously you might be able to find the wiring under the seat for the seatbelt and unplug it depending on the year but after 20 minutes of research all seatbelt replacements ive found say they come without electronic sensor anyway.
Good luck and hope I helped you out some....
I tried my best!

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 06, 2014

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