Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

The Oldsmobile 88 (Eighty-Eight) was a full size vehicle marketed by General Motors from 1949–1999. It was produced in 11 generations, with the last generation model powered by a 3.8 L Buick V6 engine.

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Transmissions and Drivetrains
Chevy Silverado
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
1995-2005 Chevy Cavaliers

Where is the torque converter lock up wire on a 47RE transmission?

Im looking to find out the same thing. I know where it is in a wiring harness behind the air cleaner, but not on the transmission. I want to disable mine until I can get a valve body that puts out higher pressure. Seems the pressure line can be too low if you've moded your engine at low rpms.


It is in the plug on the driver side of the transmission that is behind the shift linkage.

Chevy Tracker
Geo Tracker
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Where is the starter located on 1991 Geo Tracker?

it will be poking out of the transmission bellhousing where it attaches to the engine. It is on the passanger side (Right side) of the engine, right below the intake manifold. It has the battery positive cable and a smaller wire from the ignition attached to it and is held in place by two 13-MM headed bolts. Remember to remove the negative battery cable before going anywhere near the starter.

Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Why will your Oldsmobile 88 not start sometimes?

Is it making any kind of noise or is it not doing anything at all when you turn the key?

Spark Plugs and Wires
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Modification of Old Electrical Work
How To

How to change speedometer wire on your Peugeot 205 GTI -88?

Not a horrendously hard thing to do. firstly look at the instrument binnacle, you should see a screw on the side, unscrew this. then binnacle will be able to be pulled off after this (it will be stiff!) you should now see the bare instruments screwed to the dash. unscrew them (should be a screw in each corner on the white bit (4 in total?) this done pull the binnacle forward (again it will be stiff but be brutal, it will come. you will see the speedo cable clipped to the back of the instrument panel. simply unclip it. heres the trick to make it easy. get a roll of duct tape and tape the new cable to the old one, this means when you pull the old cable out the new one follows it so you don't have to mess about with it so much. next pop the bonnet open. look at the bulkhead. you should see the speedo cable come through it (held in place with a rubber ball). simply pull the cable hard and the ball will pop out. keep pulling until the new cable comes through. look at the gearbox (passenger side) and follow the old calbe down to there. you should see its held in with a rubber pin. pull the rubber pin out with some pliers. the old calbe will now come out entirely. bin the old cable, it has served it useful purpose and may now rest in peace! plug the new cable into where the old one was, may need a bit of twisting to get it to fit. replace the rubber pin. reassemble your dashboard! job's a goodun! remember to try to shield your new cable from the exhaust manifold as much as possible. the heat from it will kill your new cable fairly fast otherwise (its a pug design fault, the car was designed to be left hand drive so the left hand drive models dont have this problem!

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Buick Skylark
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Is it possible to adjust the torque converter lock up speed on a 1985 Buick Skylark V-6?

This is programed in the prom in the computer. Check the throtle cable adjustment to see if it is correct.

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Where is the PCV Valve located on a 83 Olds 88 with a 307 V-8?

buy the park at the auto parts store then look under the hood for it. it should go up to the air cleaner somewhere just look for the hose.

Timing and Firing Orders
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight

What is the firing order for a 1991 Oldsmobile ninety-eight?

For your 1991 Oldsmobile 98: Firing Order 1-6-5-4-3-2 Standing in frony of the vehicle the cylinders from left to right are 1-3-5 and the farthest one on the backside are from left to right 2-4-6 NOTE: There are 2 different motors used this year. The Canadian motor produced runs in reverse order. But this motor is very rare as they only istalled approx. 500 of these motors in the 1991 model. Most of them were used in following year.

Brake Pads and Rotors
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

How do you replace a caliper on a 1992 Oldsmobile 88 Royale?

Replacing a caliper isn't too bad, and on your year of car, you will have to take the front wheel off, and stare at the caliper. Behind it on the top and bottom are two recessed bolts that you will need a Hex Bit to remove (autozone had this, don't let them sell you a torx bit, this is a simple hex, like a vey LARGE Allen wrench) after doing so, use a clamp and compress the cylynder within the caliper jut a small amount, and slide it of the rotor.

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Oldsmobile LSS

Where is fuel pump relay location on 1998 olds delta 88?

On the '98 the fuel pump relay is in position "N" on the fuse block behind the right,(passenger), kick panel. This fuse block is accessed by moving the kick panel or the long cover under the dash. There is also a 20A fuse located in position 6 of the same block which protects the relay. Check the fuse FIRST!

Also, be aware that the ignition control module is drawing from the same fuse. If the fuse is blowing repeatedly, check the ignition as well as the fuel pump circuit.

Water Pumps
Geo Prizm
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

How do you replace the water pump on a 1994 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Royal?

First you must drain the coolant. Remove powersteering pump[keep hoses connected)this is just to make room for water pump removal so just sit it off to he side.Loosen the the water pump pulley mounting bolts, remove the drivebelt,remove the pump pulley. Remove the pump mounting bolts and pul the pump from engine.Install every thing in reverse ,but be sure to clean the mating surface of old sealer and gasket first, also be sure to use RTV gasket sealer on engine side of the new gasket.Be sure not to over/under tighten the bolts the torque specs. are 22 to 29 for the long bolts and 96 to132 for short bolts and 108 to 132 ft lb for the pulley bolts.

Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight
Idioms, Cliches, and Slang

How much horsepower is in an 89 Oldsmobile ninety-eight?

My 1993 Olds Ninety-Eight 3800 has 290.

AnswerUnless you have a supercharged engine,horsepower ratings for the 3800 (3.8 liter)V6 is around 170.

The naturally aspirated 3800 Series II is rated at 205 HP while the supercharged version is rated at 240 HP.

The engine in the 1989 ninety eight is the LN3 V6 which is rated at 165 HP

Chevy Silverado
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Chevy Beretta

Where is the torque converter lock out switch on a Beretta '92 3 1 engine?

This is the plug and not the switch....The switch inself is located within the transmission.


If the car has a 3spd automatic (TH125) Look on the front (closest to the radiator) driver side of the tranny for a 4 prong plug...this is the TCC plug....

Unplug it and drive the car. If the problem goes away, then you can replace the solenoid or drive it with it unplugged...it WON'T HURT THE TRANNY!! You will suffer on mileage though.

Cars & Vehicles
Chevy S-10
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
VW Passat

What are the peugeot 205 hub nut torque settings?

3% off ALL orders under $100!=D

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Air Pollution

What would keep a 1963 Olds Super 88 394ci 3-Speed Hydramatic from staying engaged in third gear when pressing on gas?

The downshift cable is probably out of adjustment, GoodluckJoe

Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Where is the starter on a 1995 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight?

look down in the front of the engine and lower right side under the exhaust pipe. you should be able to see it and the wires connected to it.

Power Steering
Oldsmobile Delta 88
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

How do you change the power steering pump on an '83 Delta 88 Oldsmobile?

I Just Changed Mine. First you need to take the belts off and remove the power steering lines. There is a bolt behind the pump that is hard to get at to loosen the belt. Then find the brackets and blots that hold the pump on and take them off.When everything is unbolted it should come off. Put everything back the way it come off. It really shouldn't be more then 3-4 bolts if I remember correctly. To retighten the belt I use a tire wrench and get on the side of the pump and pry up using the motor as a brace. Careful not to puncture the pump. There may be an easier way but this works. It's alot easier if there is 2 people to do this so you get the belt tightend correctly.

BoltsThere are two bolts that hold it on behind the pulley. One is located at approximatetly the 1 oclock position and the other at 6. You can access them through the access ports in the power steering pump pulley.
Fuel Pumps
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Ford Explorer XLT

Where is the fuel pump located on a 1993 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight?

I believe it is located in the fuel tank.

Chevy Suburban
Hyundai Elantra
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Where is the starter located on a 1997 or 1998 Hyundai Elantra?

Goto www.hmaservice.com (Hyundai webtech 2000) Set the Model Year and engine drop-downs on the top of the page and then click Search on the far right. Enter the search keword "starter" (leave all items as the default values) You'll see a "Removal and Installation" document that you can click on. This contains all the details you need -- plus lots more! Enjoy!

Cars & Vehicles
Car Starting Problems
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

What is Hyper lock on an engine?

If you mean "hydro lock", that is when coolant enters the combustion chamber and prevents the engine from turning (water doesn't compress)

Chevy Lumina
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
DIY Projects

How do you deactivate the pass key ii security system on a 1993 Oldsmobile eighty eight royale?

YesAnswerQ: Do you still have the key with the chip in it?

A: Yes, I have the key with the chip.

Q: Now how do we get these cars to run again? I have a 1992, delta 88 with 180K miles, nobody would wnat to steel this old clunker any more, I just love it and need to keep it running withou spending a forture at the dealers. Any help on how to locate the module, how to replace parts, etc will be appreciated. All my fuses are good, does this system have a relay that could go bad?

A: Measure the resistance of the pellet in your key, A GM dealer will do this for free, i.e. 616 Ohms. (Make sure it is the original key that has started the car in the past). With this value go to radio shack and get a resistor that matches (very difficult to find one matching resistor) or put a series of resistors together, i.e. solder together a 330 Ohm, a 220 Ohm, a 22 Ohm, a 22 Ohm, and a 22 Ohm resistor one after another to make a 616 Ohm resistor, or a 330 Ohm and a 220 Ohm resistor to make a 550 Ohm resistor. Whatever the resistance of the pellet in your key, is the resistor you will have to find (or make by soldering a series of resistors together).

Now under the dash cut the 2 wires out of the plug that would have connected to your lock cylinder (White and black wire& purple and white wire), now solder the resistor between the 2 wires DONE.

Make sure you place electrical tape over the connections and over any soldered resistors so it does not touch any part of the car body (ground).

If you are not certain which wires, then you will have to remove your steering wheel, air bag, turn signal switch, hazard switch, and ignition cylinder. Cut the two white wires to leading to the ignition cylinder and solder one end of your resistor (or series of resistors) to one wire and the other end to the other wire. You will need two specialty tools to remove your steering wheel, one pulls the steering wheel, the other compresses a spring so you can remove a clip (just ask the Discount Auto Parts or AutoZone guy/gal for the two tools you need to remove your steering wheel/column). You'll never be stranded again.

P.S. I did this to a 1996 Oldsmobile 88 (eighty eight)

Car Fuses and Wiring
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
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Air Compressors

Where is the fuse located for the air conditioner compressor on a 1991 Oldsmobile 88 royale?

fuse #5 on the relay panel on firewall left and above blower motor.

Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Where is the EEC control unit in a 1997 Oldsmobile 88?

Standing at the front of the car , it's located on your right driver side fender. Look for a round canister with two hose connections. also known as the charcol canister.

Brakes and Tires
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

Does anyone have a source for tubular stainless steel brake lines but not the braided ones?

Check out Fine Lines, Inline Tubes, and Classic Tubes, on-line

Oldsmobile Delta 88
Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight

How do you change a starter in an 1987 88 delta Oldsmobile?

disconnect the battery, then the wires from the starter. Then remove the bolts holding the starter to the engine.

Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight
Mazda 6
Ford Ranger XLT

What is the fuel tank capacity for a 1992 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight?

64.4 L or 18 Gallons Hope that helps you :)


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