First depends Do you mean ignition as with a key or as most call key switch ignition,or do you mean the ignition swicth located on steering column. ==well== The key cylinder lock rotates in housing on column,unless of course yours is dash mounted which make things totally easier.Key cylinder is what the key goes into,when turned moves a rod that pushs ignition switch into play,then falls back into run .Both work with each other but when you just put ignition switch hard to judge which you are talking about.Have you gotten the new one yet,also are you replacing because you have lost the key.Those old key cylinders wore out rather easy,would suggest if have the time,to visit a junk yard or 2 see if you can find an old olds key that resembles your old one.But would help if I knew more of why your replacing,and where cylinder is located.
on the distributor or near there
It doesn't have a distributor. It has a Distributorless Ignition System AKA DIS.
No inertia switch on an Oldsmobile.
im not to sure about the 88, but the 85 (i think are the same)disconect the battery. turn the ignition to run. remove the stearing wheel, then the lock plate behind it (using a lock plate depressor, remove the ring that holds it from popping out) after that, there are a couple screwes that hold in the ignition cylinder-remove them and pull it out with the key. need to know more about delta 88's? hit me up at cardomain@: http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3115056
No it doesn't.
ignition switch or the starter, or ignition moudule or maybe a bad ground those are comon problems
It could either be a bad ignition coil, a bad ignition rotor, a bad ignition cap, a bad ignition control module (if equipped), or a bad coil to cap wire.
How to change a timing chain in a 1998 Oldsmobile delta 88
My guess would be a weak ignition coil. Same thing happened to my delta. Wouldn't start in cold weather. Changed the ignition coil (60bucks) and it's been starting good ever since.
To replace the headlight dimmer switch on an 87 Olds Delta 88 you need to open the instrument panel under the steering column. Next, remove the two screws holding the switch in place, remove old switch, and reverse directions to replace with new switch.
Remove - battery cable Raise and support vehicle Remove wiring harness from top of starter Remove starter mounting bolts Remove starter
disconnect the battery, then the wires from the starter. Then remove the bolts holding the starter to the engine.