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THANKS for the information!!

THANKS for the information!!
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Loose steering column

The steering column in my 89 Olds 88 is getting loose. It has the tilt option.

What I'm wondering is....if I don't fix it, can it eventually come apart so that it can't be driven, or be unsafe to...
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180* in a 99 Century

My 99 Century has 155,000 miles on it with the original thermostat. I was thinking of changing it and running a 180* thermostat, instead of the stock 195.

Are there any disadvantages by doing this?
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98 Buick Regal. Bad MAF?

Just purchased a 98 Regal GS. Here is what it is doing the last 3 times driving it. Starts up fine, but within the first couple of hundred feet down the road it acts like the traction control is...
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98 Regal GS Dash Lights not working

I have a 1998 Regal GS and the instrument panel lights are not working, along with the climate control and radio control lights. The Dash lights that still work are the gear indicator lights, service...
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Code 41 on Olds solved

I thought I would post this solution in case someone else is driving one of these beaters!! I replaced the camshaft sensor which solved the problem which got worse with warmer weather. My mechanic...
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Right, replacing the cat fixed my problem but I...

Right, replacing the cat fixed my problem but I had to replace the EGR valve, because it was melting and not working. It melted the wires going to it. I let it go too long so it eventually ruined...
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I had a howl/squeal on my 3.8 Olds. I happened...

I had a howl/squeal on my 3.8 Olds. I happened under acceleration above about 25 mph. Replaced the belt, checked idler pulley, water pump and finally discovered it was the EGR valve. I had a plugged...
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89 Olds -Service Engine Code 41

Car is a 1989 Olds Delta 88 with the 3.8 liter engine - 141,000 miles. I've been getting a code 41 every so often for the last year, and more often since the weather has gotten warmer. It was coming...
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The cat was replaced a couple of years ago and I...

The cat was replaced a couple of years ago and I took the oxygen sensor out and it didn't make a difference in the way the car ran.

Something may be going on with the cam sensor magnet.
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Cam Sensor Magnet missing???

89 Oldsmobile with 3.8 liter motor...Front wheel drive car.

I'm told the cam sensor magnet is in the cam gear. Will the car run if it falls out?

Can it malfunction to cause loss of power?...
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It's an electronic EGR with 3 pistons and 3 black...

It's an electronic EGR with 3 pistons and 3 black (some kind of plastic) rectangular boxes on top...and this black plastic is melting near the bottom of each one...and the wires coming to it were...
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EGR Valve Melting = bad O2 sensor??

EGR Valve is melting on a 1989 Olds Delta 88 with a 3.8 liter V-6. I've had a loss of power and not so good of gas mileage also.

Could a bad 02 sensor cause this?

Can I block off the EGR?
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Of course Ebay has some priced way lower than...

Of course Ebay has some priced way lower than OEM. I just need to know how to get it off. I have the plastic off and can see the screw (torx) but can't get a straight shot at it because the...
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You pull it towards you for high beam. It slowly...

You pull it towards you for high beam. It slowly got harder and harder to get the high beams to come on when pulling it, and now it's stuck on high.
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Replacing Multifunction Turn Signal Lever 1999 Buick Century

My 99 Buick Century high beam switch thru the turn signal lever no longer works.

How do I replace that Multifunction lever? Do I have to take the steering wheel off?

Thanks
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Cleaned MAF with brake clean

Took the MAF off and sprayed wire sensor with brake clean. No funny smoke from the exhaust. The sluggishness is more noticeable when the engine is warmed up. Another thing which may be related is at...
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89 Oldsmobile has lost some SPUNK?

I purchased an 1989 Olds Royal 88 with a 3.8 liter fuel injected V-6. After Replacing the coil pack, plugs and wires, it ran great, had lots of power and got good gas mileage. 15,000 miles later...
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Thanks for the tip! Took the belt off and...

Thanks for the tip!

Took the belt off and spun the water pump pulley by hand and it is squeaking, but spinning true. The idler pulley spins about 2 revolutions by hand....seems a little stiff,...
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I thought it was an electric fan...but I'll...

I thought it was an electric fan...but I'll check. Thanks
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Howling Noise in 89 Olds

89 Olds with 3.8 V-6. 88 Royal 4 door.
I have a howling type noise when accelerating faster than normal. I'm pretty sure it's not the belt because it's not a screeching sound. AC still works great...
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99 Buick Century Blower Motor Noise

After the noise from my Heater/AC fan went away in my 1999 Buick Century, the volume of air coming out of the vents seems less. I want to replace the blower motor.

Can someone tell me where the...
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It is about 6 or 7 feet off the floor and there...

It is about 6 or 7 feet off the floor and there is no PVC pipe going outside. There are two cold air return vents upstairs that feed into the furnace also.
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No Combustion air for Furnace

Also, my previous home had no combustion air coming into the furnace room, but there was a luvered door from the hall into the furnace room.

Do I need all this fresh air coming into the room?
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Fresh air to furnace-making the house cold.

I moved into a rambler built 11 years ago. The Day & Night furnace is in the basement. Next to the furnace is an 8 inch round duct coming down from the outside that has a constant flow of cold air...
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