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What are Common Oldsmobile Problems?

The Oldsmobile name is synonymous with luxury accoutrements at less-than-premium prices. Proof positive: the Oldsmobile Cutlass, a mainstay of class and one of the best-selling cars in the US in the mid- to late 1970s and early 1980s.

The brand's models haven't been without issues over the years, however. Here's a few you might run into and how to take care of them; do that, and your Oldsmobile, whether a bastion of comfort like Cutlass Supreme or a sporty thrill-ride like Achieva, should last you decades -- hundreds of thousands of miles.

1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero: Failed Ignitions and Lights

Having trouble starting your Alero? You might have a bad pass-lock sensor; you'll find it inspecting the ignition lock cylinder. It fails, and it'll cause an anti-theft system fault, making it so the engine won't crank. Hear weird clicking when you turn your turn signal or hazard lights/flashers off, though? That's probably a failed switch. If your odometer's got 100,000 miles or more, these are the most likely culprits; you'll have to replace the lock cylinder and switch, but afterward, you should be good to go.

1990-1999 Oldsmobile 88: Bad Wiring and Sensors

If your 88 won't start and the security light's on, you've probably got broken wires between the steering column and the ignition lock cylinder; it's a known issue for models with around 130,000 miles clocked, those that have anti-theft systems with raised-chip keys. If you're stalling, though, the trouble's usually a faulty mass airflow sensor or crankshaft position sensor. You'll have to replace the key, lock cylinder, and/or any problematic sensors.

1991-2004 Oldsmobile Bravada: Faulty Suspensions and Fuel Pumps

If your Bravada has rear air springs, you might've noticed it sitting lower than usual. This is usually because of a failed air compressor, and it's an issue for models with 130,000 miles or more. If your ride's stalling, though, and it won't start again, there's a good chance you've got a failed fuel pump. You'll have to replace both. To help keep the pump from stressing, though, it's a good idea to change your fuel filter, too, every 30,000 miles or so.

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