Oldsmobile Car Repair Questions


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2001 Silhouette Shudders
Misfiring at idle and driving, especially under load, but can occur at any time. On hwy, van will hesitate /shudder / jerk; letting up on pedal and gently easing back onto it will correct the problem for a bit.

Where Are The Transmission Speed Senors Located
I have replace almost all sensor and need a diagram of the transmission speed sensors and shift solenoids. The location of the sensor depends on which ones you want to change. There are a few shift solenoids and an input and output speed sensor. I will send a diagram in a moment.

Security Light Flashes on My Oldsmobile Delta 88
This is a Pass-key II system. My battery had a bad cell so i replaced it. After that the cars security light flashes and the car will not crank. I guess really my question would be how can i reset the security system.

Oldsmobile 88 Dies Won't Start
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Yes, i have a 1998 Oldsmobile Delta 88 3800. Car was driving fine. All of a sudden stopped. Tried to crank it but, won't start. Its turning over very good but will not start. Changed fuel pump. Can you confirm you have fuel pressure? Yes, I pushed the button on the rail and fuel came out. Checked for sparks at the spark plugs it was good.

Olds Aurora Secondary AIR Injection Code p0410
I replaced secondary air injection pump with new GM part and 2 wire connector to fix a GM code check engine light is still on after being cleared. Wondering if there is some fuse or wire...

My 1996 Cutlass Supreme wont Start
I drove my car about 30 miles and parked it. Within 5 minutes I went to start it up and it won't start! It won't even turn over AFTER charging the battery. I tried to...

Leaking Coolant On 3400
I replaced the intake manifold gaskets but i still have the milkshake antifreeze in the oil. See my picture and video of the rocker arms

Check Engine Light Code P1635 Volt Reference Problem
Replaced IAC and idle no longer raced but still was too high. MAF code for reference voltage. Back probed sensor and found 4.2 V at the MAF. Disconnected MAF and reference pin was at 5V. Replaced MAF, code cleared. Idle still erratic. Code set for Reference A voltage high. Back probed TP, Fuel Tank Pressure Sensor, MAP, and EGR and found 5V reference either connected or disconnected.

Replace Engine Now Won't Start
I put a 3.4L engine from a Chevy Impala in my Olds Alero now it does not start. It cranks but won't run. Could it be the PCM?

1999 Alero Gas Gauge Needle Stuck
Battery problem caused all needles in dash to fly rapidly back and forth, all needles went back to normal, except the gas gauge...

Aurora AC Blows Warm After Car Sitting
My car has been sitting for a long time, and now the A/C blows warm. I recharged the...

1995 Olds Aurora 4.0L Overheats
GM dealer replaced water pump, later replaced by-pass hoses beyond pump. Question: Engine was losing water and noticed leaks. Repairs were done and re-done. After repairs engine temp was way to hot.

1996 Oldsmobile Aurora coolant fan circuit
Numerous electrical issues, engine harness at firewall- replaced entire harness, corrected most other issues. work Checked fuses, No 2 and no 3 cooling fan relays. With ohm meter checked control circuit wire for these 2 relays back to the pcm. Checked engine operating temperature according to pcm via obd scan port, above perceived fan cut in. Appears pcm is not signaling relays.

2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue
DTC p0137 oxygen sensor. Check engine light codes P0137. Crank sensor replaced approx 20,000 mile previously. Question: Code reader gives P0137, what do I check next? I have been warned not to jump to replace 02 sensor because it could be something else. I have the normal set of tools such and a DVM. Answer: This code is for low voltage on 02 sensor #2, post catalytic converter. Several things can cause this condition.

Oldsmobile Alero misfire no power
The vehicle was just in a front corner collision. Changed spark plugs. Question: I just had a collision in the front driver side corner of my vehicle, everything is pretty much cosmetic, but after the collision the car started idling funny, and lacks power when i push the gas and is really hard to start in the mornings. Went to Autozone and the guy said it was a mis fire code, and to change my spark plugs and it would fix it.

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora Coolant Sensor Location
I have an Oldsmobile Aurora 3.5L and it has had the light on for fluid level low , and has been worked on for this issue before. The fan was blowing and it was over heating so they fixed that. It was fine until tonight. The car has that light on, the car is over heating when i drive, when i am idle it goes back down, which its normally the other way around.

1995 olds cutlass supreme 3.1
overheating.ENGINE RECENTLY STARTED TO OVERHEAT. I ADDED ABOUT A LITRE OF WATER DIRECTLY INTO THE RADIATOR. I WAITED APPROXIMATELY 20 MINUTES, THEN I TOOK THE CAR FOR A RIDE. THE TEMP GAUGE STAYED WITHIN NORMAL LIMITS, UNTIL I STOPPED. THE TEMP GAUGE CLIMBED INTO THE RED ZONE WHEN I LET IT IDLE. COULD THIS PROBLEM BE THE WATER PUMP OR THERMOSTAT?

Aurora overheats after replacing radiator
Replaced radiator, thermostat, water pump, reservoir cap, and flushed system. Ever since i replaced everything above the car still overheats. When the car is running hot the coolant runs out of the reservoir tank. At times when hot cold air blows out of the vents before turning hot. If been told that it is possibly a bad gauge or bad head. Please help.

2001 Oldsmobile Aurora a/c blows warm
A/C recharged, low pressure side is cold to the touch. But only blows warm air in passenger compartment. Gauge cycles up in to the alert area then returns to top of charged area. Question: What needs to be checked next? Car has been setting for about 5 months. Previous owner said it has been checked and their are no leaks. You can hear pump cycle when fuse is pulled and replaced.

2002 Olds Alero wont start
I came home from work and my car was working fine when i turned it off i forgot to switch it to park and after i turned it off i then switched it to park. Then a few minutes later the car wont start and the engine wont even cranks over. I thought it was going to be the battery but all of the electrical stuff works. When i turn the key everything is off but the security light, once i let go off the key all the lights come on including the radio.

2002 Alero has no power to windows
Question: Occasionally when starting the car, the lights, all dash components, A/C, radio, power windows do not work. The only thing that works is power door locks. The engine runs fine during this. I have to shut the car off and restart several times for everything to start working again. What's up?

Oldsmobile Alero brake light problem
2001 Oldsmobile Alero Service Vehicle Soon. Question: Why does my left and right brake lights don't work but the middle brake light does? There doesn't appear to be any blown bulbs or fuses.service vehicle soon light on dash.

Intrigue Mass Air Sensor Code
Replaced intake and cylinder head gaskets, and sensor. Check engine light is on car with airflow code. Has rough idle and bogs worn when hitting the gas.

P0717 Transmission Input Speed Sensor
I had the computer codes in my car scanned and got a trans code. What can i do to repair this problem. Shifting is kind of sluggish and has no power when accelerate.

Olds Intrigue Heater and Wiper Problems
Many electrical problems. Blower motor, engine light, low coolant and car stalls at times. Can this be a computer or ignition switch.

Oldsmobile Alero Knocking Ticking
The V6 engine in my Olds Alero is ticking when it is cold. Also the horn goes off whenever. Gas gauge and speedometer dont work.

Oldsmobile Achieva Security Light
Have problems with the gauges and the theft security system on my Oldsmobile Achieva. Had a mechanic replace the dash cluster but now check engine light is on. How to clear codes.

Oldsmobile Alero Truck
The trunk on my car will not open. Is there a way to get into it by taking out the back seat or do I need a locksmith?

Timing Belt Jumped
Will the 3.4L DOHC engine hit the valves and bend them if the timing belt is shredded and jumped? How can i check this?

Check Engine Light And Runs Rough
Replaced Intake Manifold Gasket replaced a few weeks ago. Question: Check engine light came on and car began to run rough after I had the intake manifold replaced on it. Was told by another mechanic that vacuum hoses were broken and one needed repaired. My question is, could this be from the intake manifold gasket being installed wrong?

2000 Alero Overheats And Leaks Water
I changed the thermostat on my car, but the engine still over heats. Water is coming out of the overflow reservoir. What is wrong with my car?

1996 Olds radiator, coolant fans


1999 Oldsmobile Alero trunk wont open


1998 Aurora runs rough, stalls, check engine light


2001 Olds Aurora low oil pressure


My 2001 Alero service vehicle soon light


1997 Oldsmobile Aurora OBD2 code p1645


2001 Alero spark plugs. 2.2l engine


2001 Oldsmobile Silhouette electrical problem


My 1997 aurora radio says LOC after battery replaced


2001 Aurora transmission code P1811


1994 Oldsmobile 98 idle is bad


1998 Silhouette how do i clear SES light


Security relearn procedure 1999 Alero.


How much to fix gas gauge on 1998 Aurora.


Why does my Olds Aurora 3.5L v6 burn oil


My 1999 Aurora is hard to start at times


OBDII codes p0385, p0410 secondary AIR injection


1999 Silhouette radio say LOC. Need code to unlock


My 1998 Cutlass transmission slipping problem


1997 aurora overheats even after radiator


P1811 trans slips from 1st to 2nd.


My Olds Alero 2001 turn signals flicker


My 1997 Bravada gas gauge needle jumps, not accurate


Gauges just went out on my 2000 Alero


2000 Intrique A.I.R. System problem


MY 2002 Oldsmobile Alero wont start security light on


2001 Aurora p0285, p0410 and crankshaft sensor code


Problem with my gas gauge on 1999 Intrique does not work


2001 Silhouette 3.4 l wont stay running


My 2001 Oldsmobile wont start at times



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