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check antenna mounts and earth points

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 24, 2014


make sure you have as little gas in the tank as possible, unplug tank , usually up near top or tank if possible , unhook gas fill tube from fuel door area , (screws usually inside fuel door), unhook fuel lines from tank closest to the tank as possible, place jack under fuel tank and slightly tighten to tank, release tank straps and lower jack, roll out free from under vehicle and remove pump from tank, reverse process to reassemble.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 17, 2012


tiny xmitter in the key, code needs to be set in the key at the dealer

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 08, 2012


Latch Spring Broken or latch cable broken.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 30, 2012


You have to remove the passenger front wheel and plastic cover so you can see the crankshaft pulley. The sensor is located behind the crankshaft pulley to the front of the motor. You will have to remove the belt and crankshaft pulley to gain access to the sensor. Hope this helps. Leave comment.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 05, 2012


The security light turns on when the car doesn't or can't read the signal from your smart key. It considers this a threat and locks out the starter. It can be a bad or worn key, a broken or worn lock cylinder in the ignition, or a malfunctioning Theft Deterrent Module. (TDM). You can start replacing these parts with the proper GM original parts and hope you get the right one, or bypass the system entirely. This link should help you understand the problem and also offers solutions to fix this yourself permanently.

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1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 14, 2011


Not postitive but you probably have to open the trunk and fo through the "back" of the light housing. Your problem sounds like a bad ground. If you're not a mechanic and/or familiar with the system, you better have a qualified mechanic check it out for you.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 29, 2011


check alternater is working most garages will do for free

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 04, 2011


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1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jul 13, 2011


If your owners manual calls for platinum plugs then yes you should use them. Platinum plugs "fire" better and last longer.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 02, 2011


My 1997 Buick Lesabre Custom died on me when I was on the road. Turns over easy without start?

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 09, 2011


have you checked the coolant in your radiator? this is a big issue where heats concerned. is engine running hot? if so,is there a leak that you see? is cooling fan working? have you tryed flushing your radiator or have you replaced the thermostat? these are the most 'common' solutions to your question on fixya.com thank you for choosing fixya.com if you have further questions to your 1996 olds 98 please repost to fixya.com

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jan 26, 2011


your either going to have to take the pulley off or try to get around it some how if its the water pump pulley remove it.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 16, 2010


Follow your gas line. I think it is in the tank. Have someone turn on your key on but don't start it and you will hear a noise if you put your head under the car by the tank. I think it is electronic.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 15, 2010


air conditioning compressor clutch has failed Need new compressor assembly

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 09, 2010


that would be a dealer item new. you can find a used one at a junkyard or on ebay

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 18, 2010


Get a tiny drill bit - (1/16inch ) . Look over the light assembly and drill into the lowest point, making sure you drill only into the lens and not the housing. **** the bit around a little to remove plastic burrs - this should get the water out. You may want to check with your local wrecking yards for a replacement light assembly as yours has a crack, allowing the water in.The water will cause corrosion in the bulb socket, eventually forcing you to replace several bulbs before you'll have to replace the socket.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 17, 2010


White smoke out of the tail pipe may be an indication of a bad head gasket in the engine. Pull your oil dipstick out and see if the oil looks a little milky.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 09, 2010


The air, after exiting from the heater, is diverted to the different output ports on the dash by some flaps. In your case the flap controlling the defroster ports is nonresponsive, stuck closed. The only way to find out why is to take out at least the center console and check the flaap itself (it might have been seized in by dirt) , it's lefer (it might be broken) or the control cable (it might be broken or unhooked).
If the fault is with the flap or the lever the entire dash will have to come out to allow for its replacement. In any case this is a big job, that you should leave to a repair shop - no need for a dealer, get the cheapest one you can find.

1996 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 05, 2010

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