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  • stevesobo
    stevesobo - 1994 Oldsmobile 88 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/18/2014
    What would cause the cruise control on a car with less than 80,000 miles to simply not work?
    when im driving and turn the cruise control switch on nothing happens. i accelerate and all like im supposed to i think it must be a fuse blown or something. could that be whats causing it not to work? any help will be greatly appreciated.
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 6/12/2014
    Rear passenger wheel locks up
    Starts fine, backs up start driving and rear passenger wheel locks up it reverses then will drive forward short distance then locks again.
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  • jenn
    jenn - 1980 Oldsmobile Starfire - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 5/17/2014
    80 Ford Bronco makes a Whirring noise when driving?
    Sounds like it's coming from under the engine, it's intermittent, doesn't go up or down in pitch, and it goes away when I stop. If it matters the Engine is a 5.8L
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Oldsmobile 88 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 4/2/2014
    I have 2 very small oil drips and a small puddle of coolant possibly by tranny. Chirps when switching gears
    The 2 small drips of oil r in the middle of engine almost to firewall. The coolant puddle is the same distance from the firewall but more towards pass side. Coolant also drips out while driving. Temp stays around normal but fluctuates frequently.Trans fluid is fine ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      4/2/2014 HouseCallAuto
      Lets keep it simple. Yopu have two unrelated leaks. one coolant and one is tranny oil. There is no substitute for a cooling system pressure test when the car is cold to find the prigin of the coolant leak. Could be any number of things, probably not anything serious. The tranny oil drip, live with it unless you can't. The car is OBDI which is not as easy to diagnose driveability issues. OBDII began in '96, much more efficient system for diagnosis.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/31/2014
    After it is warmed up good it bucks and stalls when I slow down or turn a corner.
    Miles, 150000, It stalls but will start right back up but when I put it in gear (automatic) it bucks and dies. Some times it bucks and dies when cornering slowly also. Acts like a tranny problem.
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/31/2014 HouseCallAuto
      It is a tranny problem. Try this.. Locate the electrical connector that plugs into the front of the transmission. From memory I believe that the connector is accessible, maybe behind a pipe or something but not terrible. Unplug it and see if the stalling is resolved. if it is it confirms that your torque converter clutch is not releasing (TCC solenoid) and by unplugging the connector, the logic is that if it cannot be turned on because its unplugged, it can't get stuck. The symptom you are experiencing is almost identical to what happens when you drive a manual transmission car and you come up to a stop sign and try to come to a stop without depressing the clutch pedal down.....
  • Larry
    Larry - 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/30/2014
    Smart trac does not work
    when the back wheel start to slip the front do not start turning. Its not the transfer case motor.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 3/1/2014
    Why is my AWD light on?
    mileage 185000. No symptons yet, just the light on
    • Jimm
      3/1/2014 Jimm
      Most offen the problem is related to the encoder motor or related wiring / connection. It is an electric motor that engages the All wheel drive. It's located on the passenger side of the transfer case.
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    AutoMD Member - 2002 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 1/22/2014
    What is a p1811code stored for epc solenoid and where is it located
    my car is an automatic 2002 olds intrigue it makes a clunking sound when it shifts gears could a sencor cause this
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    AutoMD Member - 1999 Oldsmobile Bravada - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 12/1/2013
    1999 olds Bravada is always in 4-wheel,Why ?
    I can tell when I turn that it's always in four wheel, so I took out the elect. shift motor, I tried to shift the transfer case by hand and I can't move the shaft at all. Does this mean something is wrong in the transfer case? I can't see the elect. motor having ...
    • HouseCallAuto
      12/1/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Yes I agree. the transfer case is stuck. Don't know enough about it though to say you need new or if there is a way to unstick it
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 11/14/2013
    Why my car would not go forward when I stopped at stop sign?
    my car has about 200,000 miles on it and I have had it about a year. It has always jerked when putting it into gear. I drove about 100 to 150 miles today and when I stopped at stop sign the car would not take off it would just rem up. I tried putting it in park and ...
    • smagic69
      11/14/2013 smagic69
      Now did the tires spin at all when you did this if so you might want to actually check the rotors and check the calipers it might be faulty I know totally different than you were expecting but that might be the cause
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    AutoMD Member - 2002 Oldsmobile Alero - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/17/2013
    Trac Off warning light came on then engine died. it started up, then died again. Owner's manual said press ETS didnt wrk
    Car never had any problems before today, electrical fine, check engine light not on, tires good.
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  • tee.tyler
    tee.tyler - 1988 Oldsmobile 98 - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 10/10/2013
    What is the steps of breaking down the transmission from the motor
    Replacing the transmission Seals. Please I Needed Help
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  • glennhojnacki
    glennhojnacki - 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/24/2013
    Transmission does not engage when shifted into gear, drive or reverse, fluid is at proper level I do not see any leaks.
    It just acted like I was running out of gas but when I stopped to put gas in and tried to leave that is when it would not go into gear
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/24/2013 HouseCallAuto
      If the shifter feels as it always has then you have had a catastrophic transmission failure. You need a new transmission.
  • frantodd
    frantodd - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 9/6/2013
    The vehicle will not start but all the power is on. and it makes a starting sound.
    54,000 miles, regular oil change maintenance, previously started first attempt in all weather. Now if I try to start in park and than in neutral it will eventually start after 5 to 10 tries and than runs well. The mechanic replaced the battery and altenator plus ...
    • bear.1216
      9/6/2013 bear.1216
      Is the engine turning over and not firing or is the starter clicking and not turning the engine. Is the security light coming on. If the starter is clicking and not turning suspect starter. If no clicking and no turning suspect ignition switch. If it cranks but wont start suspect fuel pump. If you repost some more info we can help more.
  • teaketwo
    teaketwo - 1992 Oldsmobile Achieva - Transmissions & Drivetrains - 7/25/2013
    Shuts off when it comes to a stop
    have replaced both (spark plug) coils and plugs.. oil pressure gauge and car starts great.. runs for about 15 mins then when slowing or stopping it shuts off.. starts up just fine but putting it in Any gear shuts off agian..and the whole time the oil pressure gauge ...
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