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  • kathy stai
    kathy stai - 1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/10/2015
    Speedometer does not work. previous owner replaced battery. said it worked until replaced
    I bought my car a week ago. the previous owner said the speedometer worked until he put a new battery in. after that if quit working. Was told if when starting the car the speedometer needle moved to the 5 mile mark to unhook battery to reset this did not work.
     
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  • kathy stai
    kathy stai - 1990 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/10/2015
    Speedometer does not work
    I bought the car a week ago. previous owner said he changed the battery. the speedometer worded fine until he changed battery. can the sensor have gone out. I''ve tried to reset battery and that did not work.
     
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  • austin2086914
    austin2086914 - 1994 Oldsmobile 88 - Preventive Maintenance - 1/3/2015
    Just had the starter replaced on the Oldsmobile in question and something on the housing unit has come loose it looks li
    just had the starter replaced and something has come loose on the housing unit and car will not start unless its tightened. is it safe to tighten it without disconnecting battery or do I need to adjust the teeth again or what
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      Are you refering to the Starter Housing? You should always disconnect the
      battery when working around the starter area.
  •  beckeebrownie
    beckeebrownie - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Preventive Maintenance - 11/25/2014
    Totally messed up my car by trying to install after market head unit... Help please
    So when I put it in at first and connected everything the unit worked fine. But I was having trouble getting it to fit bc it was a double din. First my car died from having the key in ignition bc I needed to have my car on first gear to open all the things to get to ...
     
    • judd0081
      11/25/2014 judd0081
      These vehicles need a special wire harness adapter to install the aftermarket stereo if you didn't use this, you will need to rehook the original wires and use the harness and adapter box. You could have a short somewhere causing the light issues and the dash could be from not having the box.
  •  beckeebrownie
    beckeebrownie - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Preventive Maintenance - 11/14/2014
    Totally messed up my car by trying to install after market head unit... Help please
    So when I put it in at first and connected everything the unit worked fine. But I was having trouble getting it to fit bc it was a double din. First my car died from having the key in ignition bc I needed to have my car on first gear to open all the things to get to ...
     
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  • coco
    coco - 1992 Oldsmobile 88 - Preventive Maintenance - 11/2/2014
    WHAT KEEP CAUSING MY IGNITION CONTROL MODULE TO GO BAD
    HI I HAVE A 1992 Oldsmobile delta 88 my car will turn off when my gas is getting low and when getting off the freeway are when stoping at a light my check engine light is on I just replaced my ignition control module onOctober 18 and its already bad and its jus nov 1
     
    • alex
      11/2/2014 alex
      the dielectric greas goes under the module not on the plug also clean under it the grease is to dissapate heat also bad plugs and wires also cause premature failure.
  • coco
    coco - 1992 Oldsmobile 88 - Preventive Maintenance - 11/1/2014
    What keep causing my ignition control module to go bad
    When I stop at a light are get off the free way sometimes it will turn off but when I put it in park and try starting it then it starts rite up and when my gas get low it turns of but when I put it in park it will start rite upi just changed my ignition control ...
     
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  • coco
    coco - 1992 Oldsmobile 88 - Preventive Maintenance - 11/1/2014
    What keep causing my ignition control module to go bad
    When I stop at a light are get off the free way sometimes it will turn off but when I put it in park and try starting it then it starts rite up and when my gas get low it turns of but when I put it in park it will start rite upi just changed my ignition control ...
     
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  • davew513
    davew513 - 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Preventive Maintenance - 10/21/2014
    After changing my alternator battery and my starter my van cranks but won't turn over what could this be ?
    Prior to it breaking down it would stall out but I would just throw it in neutral and start it back up then it went out completely so I changed the starter and charged the battery and it cranked up and got me home but then it never started again after that I did my ...
     
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  • Nichole
    Nichole - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Preventive Maintenance - 9/2/2014
    Why is my air conditioning blowing only out the defrosting vents.
    My car was recently worked on and the battery was disconnected. The mechanic said it needed to be recalibrated for it to blow out all the vents. He can't seem to figure out the problem or calibrate it. What could the problem be from.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora - Preventive Maintenance - 5/24/2014
    Headlights & taillights
    Hi, I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora with 72,000 miles. I noticed today that the headlights and taillights were flickering off and on and the car was off. The lights continue to flicker while it's running and driving. There's also a loud buzzing sound in the ...
     
    • GT500Knights
      5/24/2014 GT500Knights
      Seems to be a loose connection or a bad relay(s). Check fuses and relays. Also, check the switch for the headlights. It's possible that there is an intermittent short inside the switch itself.
  • SlowBurn369
    SlowBurn369 - 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Preventive Maintenance - 4/24/2014
    My 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue makes this horrible low rumbling noise when completely stopped while in Drive...
    The car does not make this sound as soon as i let off the break or while it's in other gears, such as Park, Reverse, or Neutral...(not sure about 1st or 2nd gear) I know that the cars exhaust is in need of a couple repairs, but this noise only seems to happen when ...
     
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  • SlowBurn369
    SlowBurn369 - 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Preventive Maintenance - 4/24/2014
    My 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue makes this horrible low rumbling noise when completely stopped while in Drive...
    The car does not make this sound as soon as i let off the break or while it's in other gears, such as Park, Reverse, or Neutral...(not sure about 1st or 2nd gear) I know that the cars exhaust is in need of a couple repairs, but this noise only seems to happen when ...
     
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  • peeberhopper
    peeberhopper - 1991 Oldsmobile 98 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/22/2013
    Where is inline fuse
    I have no powr
     
    • Jimm
      9/22/2013 Jimm
      There is an inline fuse just next to the ECM (engine control module). Also, check the large ampere rated fuses in the power distribution box under the hhod.
  • cjwatkins
    cjwatkins - 2002 Oldsmobile Alero - Preventive Maintenance - 9/19/2013
    Summer or winter, after 3 hrs on the road the blower quits blowing air through floor,dash, defrost vents.
    Blower sound changes when you turn speed knob but still no air. happens almost all the time after 3 hrs on a road trip
     
    • CVO
      9/19/2013 CVO
      Apply a direct 12 volts to the blower connector, if the blower motor doesn't run, then replace it as necessary.
      CVO
      9/19/2013 cjwatkins
      but if the blower works during the first 3 hrs of road road trip how will this help diag. the problem
      CVO
      9/19/2013 CVO
      Does the motor run in all speeds low, m1, m2, m3 and high during the first 3 hours ? Yes, check the motor control logic.
      Use this 2002\GC\WRGC02ALERO009a as a reference to access in the free wiring diagrams @ www.bbbind.com
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/19/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Remove the blower motor ass'y. I can't be sure about alero but many or most GM vehicles have to blow the air through the evaporator core first before the air even reaches the heater core. I know that the early 90's full size buick and olds used to get blocked evaporators and you had to clean out the fins or the air would not blow out the vents with force although you would hear it.
      HouseCallAuto
      9/20/2013 cjwatkins
      yesall speedsworkduring first 3 hrs and seem to have good airmovement until it quits