Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

The Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser was a full size, 4-door station wagon built by General Motors from 1971 to 1992. Its third-generation model was powered by a 5.0 L V8 or 5.7 L V8 engine with 4-speed Turbo-Hydramatic automatic transmissions.

Asked in Alternators, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Saturn S-Series, Nissan Frontier

How do you replace the alternator on a 1995 Saturn sl?

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Answer It is relatively simple for any car: 1) Disconnect the battery. This is incredibly important. Do not skip this step. 2) Disconnect the wiring from the back of the old alternator. 3) Remove the belt from the alternator pulley. 3a) If the belt is serpentine look for a spring loaded tension pulley. Push on this and slip the belt off a convenient pulley. The entire belt will go slack. 3b) If you have individual belts the alternator should be mounted on a slotted bracket. Loosen the bolt to this bracket and the alternator should move so you can get the belt off. 4) Remove the old alternator. Depending on the car this is where it gets tricky. Sometimes they bury the thing so well you have to remove other parts of the engine to get it off. Take your time. 5) Insert the new alternator and replace anything else you had to take off. 6) Put the belt back on the alternator and tension it, if necessary. 7) Connect the wiring to the alternator 8) Reconnect the battery. 9) Take a measurement of the system voltage with the motor off. 10) start the motor. 11) Take a measurement of the system voltage. It should be around 14V. If your battery is very dead this may not be the case. Compare to the above measurement. If the voltage is rising to around 14V, it is working. Answer To get to the alternator, you have to get it from the bottom of the car. Make sure you disconnect the battery! I just did the job today (2-13-06) with another person. You don't need 2 people, but it helps tremendously. It's rather tight in some of the locations, but it's definitely workable. First, you must remove the front passenger side wheel and place the car up on Jack stands. It helps to have the whole front elevated as you will be working underneath the car most of the time. Then remove the plastic guards that are behind the wheel. They are held in place by two plastic pins (the anchor type pins). Once the car is up, refer to the diagram under the hood that gives the serpentine belt routing. You'll see the Tension wheel that you need to move. It's really easy to get to from the wheel axle level. Use a 14mm wrench (NOT A SOCKET!, it's too small of a space to fit the barrel of the socket). Grab onto the bolt head on the wheel and turn clockwise. The whole assembly then moves down, as it's on a spring. That will loosen the Serpentine belt. If you have another person, have them remove the serpentine belt from one of the pulleys as you are holding down the tension pulley. Once the belt is off, ease the tension pulley back into place. You can now pull the belt off all the pulleys. The alternator is held in by two bolts. they are 13mm bolts, you can use a socket for these. The top bolt is harder to find and easier to reach and loosen if you do it from the bottom of the car. It takes time to loosen, but it can be done. The bottom is a long bolt with a nut on the end. You'll need a 13mm wrench and a 13mm socket for this. From under the car looking at the alternator, place the wrench on the left side of the bolt and the socket wrench on the right. The right side is a nut that holds the bolt in place. Remove the nut and pull the bolt out to the left. Next, there is a plastic guard that protects the wiring. You can remove that by using a 10mm ratchet on the bolt that is on the left hand side (from underneath the car) of the alternator. it sits just above the grounding wire. Remove that bolt. If you have someone helping, have them reach through the top of the car and hold the alternator in place while pushing the guard up. It is also held by a little clip, so if you push up you'll unlatch it. Pull the guard off and set aside. Next, remove the grounding wire on the side with a 10mm socket wrench. Then unclasp the clip holding the wiring to the alternator with a flat head screw driver. You'll see how the clip is removed when you see it. Next, remove the alternator. It may be stuck in place, so have someone come from the top or from the bottom to pound one of the sides where the long bolt was. Once free, remove it through the wheel well. Once you have this done, just reverse the directions to install the new one. It's fairly easy once you've removed it, to see how it's done. Hook up the battery and start the car! Answer [removed dupe]
Asked in Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Auto Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Nouns

What are the cheapest sportbikes to insure?

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From my searchin experiences ive found that once you go over 750cc your insurance will take a hike, but a 6oo and 750 seem to insure for the same price
Asked in Head Gaskets and Valve Covers, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Ford Aerostar XLT

Where can you find step by step instructions on replacing a blown head gasket?

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Hey Nick==Depending on what kind of car you have, some parts stores have manuals on your car. If they don't have one try MOTORLIT.COM. GoodluckJoe Libraries often have Chilton books for your model/make. More frequently they will have the big Pro books (Mitchell) and you can copy pages you need. One library I know (Boise, ID) subscribes to AllData online which has professional quality diagrams and instructions online. There is a lot of info on the net for certain cars, but you can't believe everything you read on here. The professional resources above are better, I find. An experienced mechanic is the best resource. good luck
Asked in Head Gaskets and Valve Covers, Dodge Intrepid, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

What is the step by step process for replacing a head gasket on a 1993 Dodge Intrepid?

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as it is very complicated to explain I suggest (if you are a good mechanic) go buy a haynes manual you can get them at any auto parts store. It will give you a step by step process on how to do this. It is a very hard job because when you do get the head off you have to check to see if the head is worped or cracked. when you get back together you have to recheck the the valve clearance. This is a very time consuming job to get it done right. If you don't know what you are doin I suggest you spend the money and send it to a certified mechanic. This is not a job than can be accomplised in just a few hours.
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Auto Insurance

What is the cheapest car to insure?

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Answer the cheapest car to insure would be an Oldsmobile for sure i drive 1 and it would cost about $431 dollars every month
Asked in Car Horns, Oldsmobile Bravada, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, VW Golf

How do you fix a nonsounding horn on a 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada?

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I would use a 12 Volt test light and probe the power wire to the horn, chances are the horn is fried. They just unbolt . If it is a horn you need try a salvage yard-probably $10.00. I hope this helps you. Mark
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Car Buying, Senior Secondary Certificate SSC

What is the cheapest car in the world?

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One possibility is the Tata Nano (4-passenger city car), which had a 2009 base price of 142,000 to 195,000 INR ($2800-$3900 USD). The Tata Pixel concept car, first introduced in 2011, had a lower base, at 120,000 INR ($2500 USD). It was scheduled for marketing in mid-2012. Tata Nano-Price:$2500 You can buy a few cars that are pretty good price. You can go for a compacted car that is small and good on gas.
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Car Buying, Auto Insurance

What are the cheapest cars to insure for a 16-year-old boy?

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Cheapest Cars to Insure The Top Ten Cheapest Cars to Insure, regardless of who you are: Buick LeSabre Oldsmobile Silhouette Honda Odyssey Buick Park Avenue Pontiac Montana Mercury Grand Marquis Buick Century Chevrolet Venture GMC Safari Oldsmobile Bravada The insurers may use any combination of many factors to rate an insured risk. Available factors may be your Driving History or Lack thereof, Credit Scoring, category loss historical and current averages, neighborhood thefts etc. etc. It's the driver as well as the car you drive, of course. Cheapest First Car Insurance for Teen Drivers It's that time and you have to consider that most of us have been there. The elusive and cheapest car insurance plan with adequate coverage considerations for the teenage driver. For Liability only, it depends mostly on the driver an possibly a little bit on how much damage the car could do. (motorcycles cheap, SUV's expensive) For Full Coverage it is a combination of how much it usually cost to repair it and how likely it might have an accident or other covered loss. Cadillacs are expensive to repair, Fords are inexpensive. Volvos are driven responsibly, Mustangs are always getting into wrecks. The cheapest vehicle to insure will be a sensible, affordable, small sedan with the most safety features and the cheapest engine, trim, features etc.. hope it helps.
Asked in Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Car Buying, Used Car Buying

How much does the worlds cheapest car cost?

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well i know a guy that bought a car for less than $300 and the car was perfectly fine 2.
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Ford Focus, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Auto Insurance

What is the cheapest brand of car to insure?

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Guide to Cheapest Car Insurance Typically, domestic cars cost less to insure than foreign cars because the parts are cheaper. Also, a four door sedan will cost less than a similar model two door coupe. The reason sedans cost less to insure may be due to the fact that the drivers of them are usually more conservative. For example, these drivers may be more mature or just more cautious because they have family members they want to keep safe. The more horsepower a car has cause the insurance price to increase. Cars that are driven for performance and that are a hot item for young people that like to race them will also be more expensive due to the higher probability of causing accidents. Other things that help keep the price of insurance down are the safety features of a car such as crash tests, air bags, and injury claims. Cars such as Volvos that are safer will have have a reduction in the cost. Actually, sports cars are the most expensive to insure. But insurance is really not on the vehicle except for those that the bank owns(financed) and the bank needs to know that if something happens to the car, they will get their money. But it is the DRIVER who is insured against any liability. The worse your driving record, the higher the insurance.
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Auto Insurance

What would it cost to insure a car?

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Its according to what kind of insurance you get. My very first year with my linceses,I only paid $50 va month. But soon after that 1st year, it shot up to $300 a month. try this site where you can compare quotes from different companies: insureinfo.us
Asked in Spark Plugs and Wires, Chevy Silverado, Check Engine Light, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

What could cause a service engine light to stay on?

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it has stored a code of some sort. get a code reader or take to a local shop they can scan the computer and tell you what it is
Asked in Power Steering, Chevy Silverado, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Kia Sportage

How do you adjust the tension on the power steering belt on a 1998 kia sportage?

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there is an adjustment tab or hook under neath and you just about have to lay flat on your back pull up the tension and have someone else tighten the bolts from above.
Asked in Timing and Firing Orders, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Ford Expedition XLT, Ford F-150

What is the firing order for a 1983 Oldsmobile v6 cruiser?

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Oldsmobile Didn't produce a V6 Cruiser in 1983 only a V8 350 or 307..there isn't a firing order to an engine that wasn't built...
Asked in Car Starting Problems, EGR Systems, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Car Stalling Problems

318 engine idles and stalls?

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Need a little more info. What Model and year of the vehicle?
Asked in Cars & Vehicles, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Auto Insurance, Grades and Grade Point Averages (GPA)

What are the cheapest cars to insure for a 16 year old girl in Wisconsin with a 3 point 7 GPA?

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Different insurance companies use different sources for rating vehicles but generally speaking an American made 4 door sedan is going to be the least expensive. If you are considering getting a vehicle that you don't need collision or comprehensive coverage then the make and model of the vehicle won't matter. The only things that would save money then would be ABS or possibly air bags if you have medical coverage on the auto policy.
Asked in Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser

Where is the vehicle speed sensor located in a 1992 Olds Custom Cruiser?

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That depends on which speed sensor you are referring to. There are 4 ABS speed sensors, an idle speed sensor, an engine speed sensor, and a transmission speed sensor that I know of. As far as which one runs your speedometer, I believe that is the vehicle speed sensor mounted on the housing of your transmission. I have the same vehicle and the same problem. I have the same question as you as well. I have been doing some research and I have told you what I found. My tachometer and speedometer are not working. If anyone else knows anything different, I am sure both of us would appreciate it.
Asked in Chevy S-10, Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, Chevy Trailblazer

How do I Reapply a rearview mirror on a 1999 s10?

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Any Auto Parts store has a repair kit, that is just a small tube of glue & cleaner. Follow the directions carefully. Only apply the amout directed. Too much and it will come off again. Mark on the outside of the window with a marker the location of the mirror so that you get it back in the exact same spot.