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Typical Repair Cost:
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Average Mileage:
63,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight engine problems

engine problem

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1999 Oldsmobile Eighty Eight Owner Comments

problem #2

Feb 232005

(reported on)

Eighty Eight

  • 86,000 miles


at first it was just hard to get started when it was cold, but as of last night it started to miss a bit while driving it to work (after only 1 mile) and then it would not start at all!!!!!! I dont know what to do!!!!!!!!

- , Danville, AR, USA

problem #1

Nov 022002

(reported on)

Eighty Eight

  • 41,000 miles

Starting the car for the 1st time I have to crank in over several times but once it is started, I can shut if off and it starts nicely until the engine cools down. If I pump the gas once, it starts better but not as well as it did prior to this problem. I replaced the fuel filter but no change. It seems to start properly after I releave any pressure on the fuel line by pushing in the air valve attached to the fuel lines going to the injectors. But this only works one time and then it starts hard again.

- , Crystal Lake, IL, USA

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