Tip & How-To about 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

How to change out anything

Make sure whatever (I mean even the easiest most simple part/sensor etc.) is taken out, is also put in EXACTLY the same way. Take a picture or something because its hard to find manuel or diagrams for this specific car and these have problems all the time it seems. Ex) TPS needed to be changed and when it was changed the "arm" was put in on the wrong side of the "pin" (not easily noticed unless you know that had be messed with and looking directly at it) car idle was extremely high and was easy fix but stupid long time issue.

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