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my battery keeps going dead with a new alternator and new battery
Hello, thanks for writing in about your Oldsmobile 98. You need to have the charging system checked to see if the alternator is charging the battery. You may have a blown main fuse if the alternator is proven to be...
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Knocking noise - 1997 Oldsmobile 98
Hi! I recommend having a close inspection of the harmonic balancer on the front of the crankshaft. When the rubber that's bonded between the pulley and the hub begins to fail and separate, it starts to move around and can...
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Dash blows fuses
Hello. When this happens it means that there is a short in the circuits that go to your dash lights. It could be in the dash board itself, the wiring going to the dash board, or the bulbs that light...
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I have a 56 Oldsmobile 2 door hard top I need to know what a part is called
Cool car! Check out vintagepartssource.com. They have resources which might be able to help you figure out what that part is called. Enjoy!
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How do I replace the airflow sensor on my 1985 olds 98
You definitely want to reset the computer when you make a repair like this. Resetting the computer will allow it to check the new component for proper operation and set a Diagnostic Trouble Code if there is still a problem....
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Car jerks and stalls 1994 Oldsmobile 98
This sounds like the cam position sensor is failing. The sensor gets "hot" during your drive, fails, and the engine uses the crankshaft position sensor as a fallback mechanism. This is less precise timing, and results in a rougher-running engine...
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Brake pedal difficult to press - 1993 Oldsmobile 98
These symptoms are typically caused by a failing brake power booster unit, likely a vacuum valve in the booster unit. This fault reduces the brake booster effectiveness, requiring more effort to stop the car. It also leaks air to the...
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Low coolant light keeps coming on
Hi there, thanks for writing in about your 1994 Oldsmobile 98. To start, I would first visually check to confirm that the coolant level is actually staying at an appropriate level and the problem is really fixed. This can be...
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Dashboard is working partially
Hey there. It sounds like it is having serious wiring issues. It is quite possible that one or more wires shorted. This is a potentially dangerous situation, and should be inspected immediately before getting back on the road. If you...
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how much should an ignition coil or ignition cost w parts and labor for a 1988 olsmobile 98 regency engine is a 3.8
Hi there: If the quote you were given includes replacing both the ignition coil and module, then a price between $200 and $300 is a pretty fair estimate. If it's one or the other, then a quote closer to $200...
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Car is making a popping sound when I turn the wheel. Most noticeable when I turn right
What you are describing sounds like a failing CV joint. A CV (Constant Velocity) joint is a shaft that connects the transmission to the wheels, essentially transferring the power from the drive train directly to the wheels. The CV joint...
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84 regency over heating and leaking COOL coolant?
Hi there. A coolant leak can be caused by a cracked radiator, broken coolant line, or damaged water pump and more. The best way to find the leak is to have a professional mobile mechanic come to your location and...
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No start, no crank.
It sounds like what you are describing may be related to a faulty starter relay. The starter relay directs power from the battery to the starter solenoid which then engages the starter when you turn the key. When this is...
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where does the 02 sensor plug in to a 1985 Olds. 98
Hi Wayne. Thanks for contacting us today. Back in 85, GM V6 motors only had one O2 sensor. It was considered an upstream sensor, which means that it was installed near the center of the exhaust manifold. Downstream sensors were...
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Where is the starter enable relay?
The starter enable relay on this vehicle is located under the left side of the instrument cluster above the instrument panel fuse panel. If you take out the left front radio speaker and relay is located under it.
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Do I have vapor lock, carb icing, or fuel pump issues?
I think more than anything else that the multiple grades of fuel you are using is the primary source of your problem. If you use an unleaded gasoline then use a racing 110 octane leaded gasoline, it creates tons of...
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When turning or stopping my car makes beeping noises
Hi Christian. Thanks for contacting us today. If the beeping noise appears to be coming from inside the cabin, it's possible that there is some sort of electrical short that is activating a warning light indicator. If the noise appears...
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which rear end will swap with 68 olds ninety eight?
Hi Shamar. Thanks for submitting your question today. Although we appreciate the inquiry, it's not exactly the type of advice we offer here at YourMechanic.com. We try to stick to OEM service, maintenance and repair tips for cars, truck and...
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Everytime I slow down to a stop or slow down for a turn my car makes a beeping noise inside.
Hi Christian. Thanks for writing back to us. I remember your question from the other day, and actually, those warning lights is some vital information that could lead to a clear diagnosis. A warning light is triggered when a vehicle...
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Fuel pump not coming on car wont crank replaced tps fuel pump
If the fuel pump is not momentarily running and priming at key on, then the fuel pump circuit has to be traced to find the power interruption. The recommended service to accomplish that is an electrical circuit/component diagnostic. With regard...

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