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in the drivers door there is a wire hooked to the lock cylinder. if you ground this wire permanently it will disable the security system.

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 07, 2019


Your Problem Can VERY WELL BE with the Temp Sensor, As It Is the First in This Electrucal Circut . it Waits for 210-230 Degree Engine temp and Gives that Sygnal to the ECM then ECM Grounds out the Cooling FAN RELAY To Turn ON the FANS and the Temp Sensor is Usualy THE #1 Culpret Closley in front of the RELAY.
There are 2 Sensors On this Vehicle The One You Replaced and One Located At Trans Side of
Engine Closer to Front of Vehicle At the Head ,Thereis a 2 wire Plug On it and This Sensor Goes to the ECT witch CONTROLS COOLING FAN RELAY. Hope this Helps and if you Need A Diagram For this It Must be Emailed as FixYa Does NOT Support Large Picture Files. My Email Add. Is MY
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1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 10, 2018


It certainly sounds like something has become disconnected between your gear shifter and the transmission. If your shifter is in the floor, just take the cover/housing off and check it out. It will probably be fairly difficult to see anything from underneath the vehicle. Hope this helps. God bless!

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 05, 2017


Do you know how to test electrical circuits with a volt meter ? If you hear clicking ,where do you hear it ? Down near the starter ,,in the under hood fuse box ?
How to voltage drop test starter motor circuit
Starter Voltage Drop

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jul 19, 2017


If your thermostat is sticking open, the vehicle never reaches operating temperature. Moisture in the engine is never vaporized and burned off. This is also normal if you only drive short distances. Take your vehicle for about an hour drive and the moisture should be gone.

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 11, 2017


I suspect your car doesn't have a choke if it is EFI.

I'd suspect a faulty coolant temp sensor unit, which is not telling the ECU that the engine is cold.

Some EFI cars have an extra injector called a cold start injector. If fitted this could be faulty.

In both the above cases there may be an ECU trouble code you can read out. In the US Autozone will do this for you.

In the old days the classic cause of hard starting was always faulty engine timing. If your car has a timing belt and it is worn, it may have jumped a tooth or 2., but this is uncommon.

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 27, 2016


firing orders and rotation are found on the chev web site
go google and type in firing order for chev engines and get the right order for your engine type

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 26, 2016


There isn't a shut-off switch for the fuel pump. Just curious, are you missing anything besides fuel? Engine cranking, you have spark at the plugs and fuel injector pulse?
There is a fuel pump fuse and pump relay in the under hood fuse box.

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 15, 2016


Hi J, Let's be sure of a couple of things first-off.
1) are you seeing smoke (from burning oil) or steam (from a possible coolant leak) near the thermo, which contains coolant?
and
2) are you sure the condition isn't happening all the time, and when on "long trips," which I assume you mean, while driving faster on the freeway, and when in slower traffic, you can see it because there's not as much air flowing in the engine area due to lower vehicle speed? Do you see any coolant residue around the thermo, which could indicate a leak?

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 20, 2016


Trace the top hose from the radiator to the engine. It is located in the piece that the hose connects to at the engine

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jun 12, 2015


EVAP Vent Solenoid Valve
Behind left rear fascia splash shield behind wheel well

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 14, 2015


check the metal line that comes off the exhaust and make sure it isnt plugged with carbon. also remove the egr and check the port and see it's clogged as well

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 31, 2015


Not good to pull cable off batteries to test alternators an yes could be alternator or u may not have power to the alt.meaning the wire on top of alt or may havy bad plug wire boyh easy to check

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jan 21, 2015


have the OBD codes read , sounds like low brake fluid or the brake pads need replacing, the OBD codes will tell you where to get started

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Oct 11, 2014


if you have the original owners manual check there for fuse location.

1998 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 14, 2014

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