Oldsmobile

This category covers questions about Oldsmobile, a subsidiary luxury car manufacturer of General Motors. It was founded on August 21, 1897 and named after its founder, Ransom E. Olds. Oldsmobile was phased out by General Motors on April 29, 2004.

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Chevy Blazer
Check Engine Light
Ford Expedition XLT

What needs to be done when check engine light comes on in your 1990 Oldsmobile 88 Royale?

Take it to a mechanic who will use a computer to read a problem code generated by the car's computer. He will repair the problem and reset the light.

Plain English problem codes are not used to encourage car owners to take their cars to the dealership for repair. However, any competent mechanic will have the handheld computer required to read the codes.

AnswerPull the codes from the computer, match the code to the troubleshooting procedure, follow the procedure to find the source. Repair the source, light will go out if that was the only problem. There are "monitors" or self tests the computer runs the car through a drive cycle, if a problem occurs, it may not run all of the self tests until that problem is taken care. Therefore, another problem may exist. It is emission related. OR hook up a scanner that is capable of clearing codes, and hope that none are still active.
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Door Panels and Handles
Ford Expedition XLT
DIY Projects

How do you remove the rear driver's inside door panel on a 1994 Oldsmobile Royal 88?

You need a special tool to get the window crank off then take out all of the screws you can find {In each corner etc}. Then you need a "J" shaped tool with a "V" in the end to pull out the nylon retainers that are all around the outside of the trim pannel. They hang in there pretty good so you need a good puller to get them out. Both tools are available at good parts stores and you may want to rent them but they aren't very expensive.

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Air Conditioning and Coolant
Oldsmobile
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Where do you add freon on a 1996 Oldsmobile?

FreonThe connection is on or close to the receiver dryer. If you add too much, the compressor will lock up or it won't cool very good.

They don't sell Freon any longer. By the way, your car takes R134A refrigerant. If you add Freon, you ruin it.

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Oldsmobile
Chevy Blazer
Ford E-250 Van
Web Downloads

Where can you download a free 1995 Cutlass Ciera Owner's Manual?

This will be included with your (nonfree) subscription to DealerWorld and SI.

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Chevy Trucks and SUVs
Oldsmobile
Chevy Nova

What is the horsepower of 454 1975 Chevy engine?

A 73 454 had 265 horse so I'm sure a 75 had less than that.

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Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
Ford Expedition XLT
Ford Ranger XLT

How do you remove the driver's side inside door panel on a 1993 Oldsmobile?

You take that crap off. If it doesnt budge get a jack hammer and tear it off from the top to bottom.

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Alternators
Oldsmobile
Nissan Frontier
Rodeo Events

How do you replace the alternator on a 1992 Oldsmobile?

Disconnect the battery. Make a drawing of the belt routing. locate the belt tensioner pully and release enough belt pressure so a cohort can remove the serpentine belt off the closest pully. Remove the bolted on battery cable and electrical plug from the alternator and the mounting bolts or remove the bolts so you can access the electrical connection. Remove the ALT. Reverse the procedure to install your new alt. You will have to move the tensioner again to get the belt back on that last pulley.

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Oldsmobile
Crankshaft Sensors
Ford Explorer Sport
Ford Explorer XLT

Where is crankshaft sensor on a 1995 Oldsmobile 3800 series II engine?

It should be behind the crankshaft pulley. You'll need to remove the right front wheel and the weathershields to get to it. If you only need to test the wiring, don't remove the pulley.

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Dodge Intrepid
Ford Expedition
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer

How do you remove the back seat from a 2001 Oldsmobile?

just pull on front underseat, lift straight up and there you go

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Oldsmobile
Chevy S-10
Jeep Cherokee Sport
US Governors

How do you disable the governor on your 22 ltr 2004 Alero?

There is no governor on this car. The speed is computer controlled by a rev limiter or fuel shutoff.

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Car Shaking Problems
Steering and Suspension
Shocks and Struts
Oldsmobile

When your 1990 Olds struts need replacing do you also need a mtg kit?

You may not necessarily need them, but it would be aggravating to have to pull them apart again 6 months from now. If it were me, I would change the mounts and the springs while they are out, especially if you have more than 100,000 miles. If you hear a clunk while hitting bumps, or if the center metal piece of the mount comes loose easily after removal from the strut, the mount is probably finished- replace it.

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Oldsmobile
Heater Cores and Blower Fans
Ford Expedition Eddie Bauer
Ford Expedition XLT

Why might the blower motor on a 1989 Oldsmobile run all the time?

The relay for the blower motor might be stuck , or the switch is bad . I have a 1983 Oldsmobile 88. A few days ago the blower motor for the A/C, Vent, Heater kept running after I turned off the ignition and got out of the car. It is located under the front hood in the engine compartment against the firewall. I went into the store and when I returned it was still running. Later that day the A/C stopped working. Well it wasn't the AC it was the blower. It didn't work on AC, heater, or vent. The manual I got at the autoparts store indicated a couple of relays under the hood, under the dash on the right and left sides, and fuses also. I swapped all the relays to find out if it would start working and something else would stop but the blower still would not run. The next day I went outside to find the blower was running when I walked up to the car. I started the engine and the a/c worked fine. I disconnected the blower plug under the hood to prevent the battery from going dead. So I have two problems. The blower running with the engin off, then it not working at all for two days. If anyone has had a similar problem please comment. Also where specifically is the blower relay. I don't think I have found the correct one. Thank you, Mark

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Dodge Ram
Ford F-150
Late Model 1979-New Ford Mustangs

What is the horsepower rating on a 1976 Olds 350 engine?

170hp at 3800rpm 275 ft-lbs at 2400rpm

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Oldsmobile
Ford Ranger XLT
Honda Accord LX
Clocks and Watches

How do you reset the clock on a 1986 Oldsmobile?

push time button - then reset button then enter correct date and time in the flashing screen with the number keys.

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Oldsmobile
Chevy Silverado
Ford F-150
Pop-Up Adware

If you heard a 'pop' from the engine compartment and now your 1988 Olds Quad 4 2.3 is out of time what should you do?

sounds like the timing belt jumped, they suck to do, hopefully you are lucky and did not bend valves Check your compression on all cylinders you should have about 140psi in each one.

Quad 4 engines are picky. Find another car. Putting any investment into your 1988 car is a waste of money, unless it's a collectors' item or has tremendous sentimental value. Finding junkyard Quad4's is also near impossible.

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Transmission Fluid
Oldsmobile

How do you put transmission fluid in a 2000 Oldsmobile?

Put trans. fluid in through the dipstick hole, be careful not to overfill

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Car Computers and Sensors
Oldsmobile
Oldsmobile Alero
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Oldsmobile Silhouette

Where is the 02 sensor on a 1992 98 Oldsmobile and how easy is it to replace?

It mounts in the rear manifold at back of motor just after the 3 cylinders piping converges into the single outlet - there will be a silver cover on it and a wire (usually black that comes to a connector about 6 " away. You can use a wrench (about 1" size) or a specific tool to remove it. Do this with engine cold or the threads will risk being damaged. The new sensor comes with special beaded lubricant for thethreads on the O2 sensor. Be sure to use it BUT be careful not to get any on the sensor itself. The job can be bit aggravating but not too terribly difficult.

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Starters and Ignition Systems
Oldsmobile
Dodge Ram
DIY Projects
How To

How to take a 1995 Oldsmobile starter off?

I have a 93. Same setup. Start by taking the two fans off. Then the windshield washer tank, then the support bar on the left side, the the two wishbones, then the air cleaner, then take a swivel to get to the back bolt and a normal socket to get to the front one..

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Fuel and Engines
Fuel Pumps
Oldsmobile
Chevy S-10

Why is there no power to fuel injectors?

computer is dead. replace it them it will function again

Answerthere is also a fuel system safety cut off relay that can go bad $20 new relay might solve it. cheaper first attempt than new computer

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The injectors have to be checked using a noid light as the injector is operated from a pulse signal from the computer The computer gets it's signal to pulse the injector from the ignition module. More tests are needed before condemning anything including the computer

that is a very good answer first ceck the ecm fuses ive not sure of car your talking but many have a eec relay electronic engine control try to recover trouble codes with scanner. also you guts who want answers and we have no idea whay car or engine you are talking about i mean we are good but not fortune tellers

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Oldsmobile
Oldsmobile Alero

Will 20s fit on an Oldsmobile Alero without altering the wheel wells?

ya as long as you dont go with a 40 series tire like i did youll be fine i have 22 inch helo royals with about a half inch of rubber and i had to mod the strut spring towers to make them fit Actually 20's will fit see the following link: http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/806728/1 20's will fit... my wife has them on her 2000 Alero now, with 35 series tires...

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Oldsmobile
Oldsmobile Silhouette

What is the firing order for a 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass?

1-2-3-4-5-6

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Power Steering
Oldsmobile

How do you adjust the power steering belt on a 1984 Oldsmobile V6?

I've been working on an 85 Oldsmobile with a V8 and I replaced the power steering pump. There are about three holes on the pulley itself, line one of the holes up with a nut on the other side of the pump and loosen to move the pump along a bracket.

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Oldsmobile
Chevy Silverado
Chevy Venture
Oldsmobile Alero

How do you turn off the change oil light on 2000 Oldsmobile?

I have a 2000 Olds Silohuette. I just reset the "Change Oil" light by turning the ignition to on(DO NOT START THE VEHICLE), pushing the accelerator down to the floor 6 times, turning the ignition off, and then starting the van. The light did not come on. Hopefully this will help.

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Oldsmobile
Chevy Celebrity
Ford Aerostar XL
Ford Explorer XLT

Where can you get a vacuum line diagram for a 1977 Oldsmobile 350 4 barrel?

Surprisingly, I've found most of info at the local library. Preferably a local college library, they usually have a complete service manual section. You may get lucky at an established Olds dealer, also. Check out this page on Autozone.com:

http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/0b/20/e0/0900823d800b20e0/repairInfoPages.htm Pictures are a little difficult to trace through, but take some time to figure it out.

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Oldsmobile
Ford Explorer
Chevy Silverado
Heater Cores and Blower Fans

Where is the heating blower relay on a 1996 Olds and how do you test it?

I have a 1996 Oldsmobile 88 and my fan stopped. While searching the internet I came across AUTOZONE.COM's Repair Site. It has a lot of info and diagrams. Here's a link to the diagram showing the location of the BLOWER RELAY under the hood: http://www.autozone.com/az/cds/en_us/0900823d/80/15/eb/f8/0900823d8015ebf8/repairInfoPages.htm It's the FIRST drawing on the page. I cannot verify that the relay positions as listed are correct. The locations listed as ABS PUMP RELAY and MAIN RELAY are empty on my 1996, 88. I pulled the relay listed as BLOWER RELAY in the diagram. Here is the information on it: Pins: 5

Mfg: OMRON

White letters on the TOP: D 5174

Numbers on the FACE: 12077864 D00 Z7365 Pin Positions: _ _

30 86 _ _ _

85 87a 87

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