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When did you last replace trans filter and fluid? Ever? Star with that if you haven't done it.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 28, 2016


several possibilities. Todays gas is prone to gum up if not used up within a month or so, and if it does, it can cause the sender unit in the tank to stick. More likely, though, is a poor electrical connection, either in the dash cluster where the main harness plugs in, or in any one of the several connectors between the dash and the tank. The gauge itself can have a cracked wire, and older cars had an instrument cluster voltage regulator but I think they stopped doing that. Not much help I guess, but the idea is you must run some tests. When the gauge is not working, you can find the wire going to the sender and short it to ground. If the gauge rises the sender is probably the problem (unless the tank is empty, lol). If the gauge doesn't move, either it has failed or the power going to it has failed. Really simple circuit= 12+ to one side of gauge and other wire to sender which is a variable ground.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 14, 2016


Well, if one of the tire balancing weights has been thrown off the tire, the tire will be imbalanced and that will show up when you drive the car. If not that then there is something seriously wrong with the front end of car.

U can try putting the front tires on the rear. If that clears it up, at least you know it is not the front end and there is a tire balancing issue. If it still does it , better have that front end checked out asap.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 26, 2015


This 3.8 V 6 is at back engine under alternator ,remove alternator to easy get there,is hard to put back with alternator on.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 16, 2015


Top hose is input from the engine and bottom hose is output from the radiator. The engine heats up and the thermostat opens allowing coolant out of the engine through the top hose and into the radiator. The coolant flows down through the radiator out the bottom hose, into the water pump and back into the engine.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 29, 2014


In plain site-- in front of the power brake booster--
on drivers side

Been there on all left hand drive vehicles for 70 years

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 08, 2014


check the easy things first, air filter clean and no restriction on air getting to it,temperature staying normal on a run once warmed up(gauge dropping cold when driving indicates a thermostat stuck open),tyre pressures correct, alignment correct(see tyre edge wear to determine if out),no brake drag-wheels jacked off the ground should spin easily(auto trans in neutral-engine off-safely braced),sparkplugs worn or gap incorrect/ wrong grade, oxygen sensor faulty(will need to be checked by tech with a data reader), oil way past service due, timing out, if engine on carburettor(should be injected though)choke stuck closed. Just work through the easy steps first as they can all add up to fuel excess

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 14, 2014


Type: OBD PO171
That is how you look up codes

Won't be flooding it is fuel injected

That code won't cause a starting issue, just
a slight lack of performance & some control
over fuel trim

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Apr 01, 2014


An employee of GM once told me that the security light will stay on solid instead of flashing if it's a TDM issue.

http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 01, 2013


An engine needs 3 essential things to operate;Spark,fuel,and compression.Determine if you are getting spark from your spark plugs,determine if you are getting fuel by smelling the spark plug center electrode for a fuel odor.compression can be tested by doing a leak down test in tune with each of the cylinders.good luck!

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 30, 2013


The fuel filter is under the car between the gas tank and the engine.
I would check the fuel pump relay the next time it fails to start.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 01, 2013


If the engine does not crank, and assuming the battery is charged and the security light is not on, the three most common problems are a faulty starter, neutral safety switch, or key switch.
You would need to know if the starter has battery voltage when the key is in the start position the next time it will not crank.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 19, 2013


Keep working it around till it can be removed. I recall some where you had to bend them a bit nearly to the point of breaking them before they could be removed.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 19, 2012


loose engine/transmission mounts.

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 22, 2012


where the engine and transaxle are connected

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 22, 2012


try reading up on it in your owners manual. i have a buick la saber the same way

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 04, 2012


YOU HAVE TO FIND OUT HOW TO GET YOUR CODES RESET TRY ADVANCE OR AUTOZONE FREE DEALERS 99
OR YOUR ALTERNATOR WAS THE REAL ROBLEM AND IT IS NOT PUTTING CHARGE TO YOUR BATTERY STILL GO TO AUTO STORES THEY WILL NORMALLY CHECK THAT STUFF FREE OF CHARGE

1997 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 09, 2012

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