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Ping only occurs under load. If there is a noise present when the vehicle is not under load it is not ping and possibly something more serious. Here's what I recommend. Call around to some local shops and see if they will listen to a noise and how much it would cost. And experienced ear will be able to tell what exactly the noise is or at least narrow down the possibilities. Once you know what the noise is post it in this question and I'll see if there is anything I can suggest to help you out. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

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2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 14, 2012


That make senseThe heater circuit is fuse and supplys the 12 volts to the heater circuit. 02 sensor sensor do fail and yes they do expire.

2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 29, 2012


Check your coolant temp sensor, will sit on the thermostat or very close to it, will have a two wire harness plug going to it.

2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 15, 2012


sounds like the linkage is sticking if it is cable throttle. if not then throttle biody stuck

2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 16, 2011


yes you can, basically you can just about put any size tire on as long as it fit however 215 is the height of the tires, by putting smaller or taller tires than recommended by the manufacture will effect you speed odometer. 70 is the width of the tires, the wider the better traction and 15 is the size of the tires that will fit the rims. Here is example...

Specification Sidewall Radius Diameter Circumference Revs/Mile Difference 215/75-15 6.3in 13.8in 27.7in 87.0in 728 0.0% 225/75-15 6.6in 14.1in 28.3in 88.9in 713 2.1%

2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 05, 2011


Window fuse's and relay's may be up under driver or passenger side dash or behind glove box, under the hood and even under the seats, and finally on the ends of the dash. All passenger power windows and locks are controlled thru and get power from the master control switch on the drivers door.

Drivers door window gets used the most so it could be the motor, window switch, relay or fuse.
Could also be a broken wire in the rubber boot going from the door to the body. You will have to eliminate each till you find the culprit. Check that all switches return to neutral when released.
The motor and the relay are the most likely to cause this problem. Try swapping the relay with a working window relay. If it still doesn't work, remove the door panel and remove the window motor.
Turn the motor shaft in both directions by hand several turns. Then plug the motor in and see if the switch will now run the motor. Sometimes that's all it takes to get it working again. I have had to do this with brand new motors. If voltage is not present at the motor connector, either a bad switch or a broken wire exists. Make sure to check for voltage coming to that windows switch. Actually, GM use's a circuit breaker type relay for each window and one fuse for all the circuit breakers.

Try this....
Open the door, turn the key to the ON position without starting the engine and everything that makes noise is off. Lean down placing your ears close to the bottom center of the door or at the speaker grill. Press the window switch UP and DOWN. Listen for the window motor. If heard the drive is damaged. If not heard, turn key off and locate and replace the relay with one of the other window relays. Check window again. If it works now, get a new relay. More often than not, removing the motor and turning it by hand will get it working good as new. I have had to do that with Brand New motors! So try it.
If all has failed, with the door panel still off, check for voltage at the motor connector when pushing the window switch. No voltage means its the switch, especially if its a auto down or up switch.

2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 23, 2011


The problem is caused by the plastic ultrasonic seam welds of the lens to the body of the headlight leaking, there is no correction for this other than replacing the headlight assembly, this is very common.

2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 09, 2011


If you want to repair the starter yourself, you will need a bendix spring repair kit. All instructions should be included. If you take it to a repair shop, they will probably replace the whole starter.

2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jul 17, 2011


You can install an after market with no problems. I recommend that you get the pig tail that will fit the radio and the vehicles original harness, instead of cutting wires. The reason being is that newer cars come with a theftlock radio. There are wires that go to the bcm and ecm. You really dont want to cut into the wrong wire. A 12 volt feed to some wires can short out the bcm or ecm or security modules ( several hundred dollars plus reprogram). A $20.00 harness is well worth it.

2003 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 19, 2011

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