1993 Oldsmobile 88 Owner's Manual

1993 Oldsmobile 88 Manual

1993 Oldsmobile 88 manual table of contents:

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    Contents The Power of Intelligent Elqginee'7 :n How to Use this Manual Part . 3 .6 Seats & Safety Belts ...Features & ...147 193 221 275 q Your h : b . 1. ". ,. Driving and the Road . Problems on the R o a d . ... Service & Appearance Care . Maintenance Schedule ...CustomerAssistanceInformation ...
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    General Manager
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    ... This part explainshow to stat and operate your Uldsmobile. Part 3: Comfort Controls & Audio Systems Part 5: Problems on the Road This part tells you what to do if you have a problem whiledriving, such as a flat tire ur engine overheating.
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    ... Service & Appearance Care Part 9: Index Service Station Information: Here the manual tells how to keep you your Oldsmobilerunning properly and looking good. Part 7:... Part 8: Customer Assistance Informution This part tells you how to contact Oldsmobile for assistance and how to get service...
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    safety symbol means: Don't CAUTlON Don't do this Don't let this fiappgn 1 n Vehicle #amage Warniflgs Also, in ti book you will find hs these blue notices:
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    ... vehicle is driven: These symbols have to do with y o u hghts: A Fasten Safety Belts Master Lighting Switch Turn Signal Direction Door LocklUnlock Hazard Warning Flashers A pf 9 8 Headlight High Beam Parking Lights
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    How to Use this Manual Vehicle Symbols (CONK) These symbols are on some of your controls: Windshield Wipers Windshield Washer ... Brakes These symbols are used onwarning and indicator lights: Engine Coolant Temperature Battey Charging System Fuel Engine Oil Pressure Here are some other symbols you ...
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    Part 1 Seats Here you'llfind idomation about the seats i your Oldsmobile. your n Supplemental Inflatable Restraint ("air bag") system and howto use your safety belts properlyYou can also learn about some things you should not do with safety belts Safety Belts . . SeatsandSeatControls ......
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    ... about the seatshow to adjust them-and also about rechmg seatbacks and head restraints. Manual Front Seat CAUTION A You can lose control the of vehicle if you try to adjust a the manual driver's seat while vehicle is moving. The sudden movement could startle and ...
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    Sitting in a reclined position when your vehicleis in motion can be dangerous. Even ii you buckle up, your safety belts can't do theirjob when you're reclined like this. The shoulder belt can't its job do because it won't be against your body. Instead, it will be in front of you. In a crash...
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    ... to of the top of your ears. T i position reducesthe chance of a hs neck injury in a crash. Safety Belts: l7zey're For Everyone This part of the m n a tells you how to aul use safety belts properly.It also tells you some things youshould not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental ...
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    ... are buckled up. Always fasten your safetybelt, and check at your passengers' beltsare fastened properly too. This figure lights up when you the turn key to Run or Start when your safety belt isn't buckled, and you'll hear a chime,...
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    Seats dt Safety Belts Why Safety BeltsWork When you ride in or on anything, you go as fastas it goes. 1. For example, if the bikeis going 10 mph (16 km/h), so is the child. 2. When the bikehits the block, it stops. But thechild keeps going! 3. Take the simplest "car." Suppose it's just a ...
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    1 4. Put someone on it. 5. Get it up to speed. Then stop the 6. The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real "a. The rider doesn't stop. cr" vehicle, it could be the windshield. .. With safety belts, you slow down as the vehicle does. You get more timeto stop. your You stop over...
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    ... systems only-so they work with safety belts, not things beyond your control, such as instead of them. Every "air bag" bad drivers. system ever offered for sale has 25 Most accidents occur within miles required the use of safety belts. Even (40 km) of home. And the greatest if you're in a ...
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    ...&ty Belt Reminder light When thekey is turned to Run or Start, This section is only for peopleof adult a... smaller children. If a child will be riding i your Oldsmobile, see the n k n I under Children and SafetyBe2 ... know which restraint systems your vehicle has.We'll start with the driver position.
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    ... sit up straight. be 3 Pick up the latch plate and pull the The lap part of the belt should worn . belt across you. Don'tlet it get twisted.... The tl shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the bodyare best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt ...
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    To move it up or down, squeeze the Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster You can movethe shoulder belt adjuster release handle. Whenyou release the handle, try to moveit down a little to to the height that is right for you. make sureit has lockedinto position. You can move the adjuster upf o a rm lower ...
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    Seats & Safety Belts Q: What's wrong with this? A:. The.belt buckled in the wrong i. s Q: What's wrong with this? A: The shoulder beltis worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all times. place. ' CAUTION ~ ~~~~~ ~ I IU CAUTION You can be seriously injured if d your...
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    Q: What's wrong with this? A: The belt is twisted across thebody. wu I I V l V A You can be seriously injured by a twisted belt.In a crash, you wouldn't have the full width of the belt to spread impact forces. If a belt is twisted, make it straight so it can work properly,or ask your dealer ...
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    ... still maintaining control of your vehicle. Air Bag System Light There is an air bag readiness lrght on the instrument panel. Depending on what cluster you have, it will read AIR BAG, REST. or INFLATABLE RESTRAINT. The s s e checks itself ytm and the light tellsyou if there is a problem. INFL. 24
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    ... System Works You will see this light flash for a few seconds when you turn your ignitionto Q: Where is the air bag? Run or Start. Then the light should go A: The .... properly. Have your vehicle When impacting straight into a wall serviced right away. that does not move deform, the or ...
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    ...Oldsmobile with the AirBag System Please tellor remind anyone who works on your Oldsmobile that has theair it bag system. There are parts of the air... The air bag system does not need regular maintenance. Your Oldsmobile dealer and the1993 Eighty Eight Service Manual have information about the air bag...
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    ... bein LOCK, if possible. before turning the ignition on. When Avoid wires wrapped with yellow ... system repaired. column is to be disassembled, theair bag system mustbe disconnected. To do this: Turn ... connector at the baseof the steering column. Servicing Your Oldsmobile with the Air Bag System(CONTJ...
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    ... under Driver Position. When thelap portion of the beltis pulled outall the w y it will lock. If it a, does, let it go back all the way and start again. If your vehicle has a center passenger position, be sure to use the correct your lap-shoulder buckle when buckling latch plate will belt. If you ...
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    ... it does, let it go back a l the way and start again. l If the belt is not long enough,see... it quickly you ever had to. a sudden The lap part the belt should worn The safety belt locks if... g6 over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces...
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    ... up some age must be to restrained whilein a vehicle. Smaller children and babies should always be restrained in a child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for your child.A very young child's hip bonesare so small that stay a ...
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    r YI I U l V Child Restraints Be sure to follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions on the restraint... e in your vehicle, but the ytm child also hasto be secured within the restraint to help reduce the chance of personal injury. The instructions that come with theh f ...
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    ... your See the earlier section about the Top Oldsmobile dealer to put in for you. If Strap ... only with a child restmint, and only to secure a child restraint at the center rear seating ... or outside seating positionsare available at Oldsmobile dealerships in Canada. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear...
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    ... button faces upward or the instructions for child the outward, so you'll be able tounrestraint. 2. Secure the child in the child restraint buckle it quickly if you... the vehicle's safety belt and . run the lap part through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructionswill ...
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    Seats & Sarjety Belts 5 Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Position(CONT) 6. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt... restraint. U 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directionsto be sureit is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicl&s safety belt and ...
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    Securing a Child Restmint ina Center Seat posifion 4. Run the vehicle's safety belt through ... tilting the latch plate and pulling it When you secure a child restraint ina restraint instructionswill show... ward, so you'll be ableo mbuckle it t 3 Secure the child the child restraint . in quickly if ...
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    ..., Push and pull the child restraint in different directionsto be sure it is secure. If the child restraint isn't secure, turn the latch plate over and buckle it again....It be ready towork for an adultor larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat You'll ...
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    Seats & Safety Belts Securing 'aChild Restmhtin the Right Fmnf Seat ( C O N ~ ) 6. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt back into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different clrirections to be sure it is secure.
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    lager Children Children who have outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the ehoice, a child shouldsit next to a window so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get theadditioaal restraint a shoulder belt can provide. Addent statistics show that ...
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    ...lap belt. I: CAUTION Safety Belt Extender ~~~ ~~ A Never do this. Here a child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child. If the child wears the belt this in way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be ...
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    ... new one right away. you will have to have sakty belt parts, like the retractor, replacedor anchorage locations repaired-even if the belt wasn't .... If your seat adjuster won't work after a crash, the special part of the safety belt that goes through the seat the adjuster to may ...
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    KeYs... = 47 55 56 57 58 Ldcks ...GloveBox ...IgnitionSwitch ...Starting Your Engine EngineBlockHeater ... ... 45
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    ...a new Oldsmobileis delivered, the dealer removes the plugs from the keys and gives them to firstowner. the However, ... keys don't have plugs, go to your Oldsmobile dealer for the correct code if you ... which blank you need. The ignition keys are for the ignition only. The door keysare for the doors ...
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    CAUTION There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the Outside: Use your door key or Remote Lock Control, if your vehicle has this option. From the Inside: To lock thedoor, slide the locking lever down. To unlock the door, slide the locking lever up. Passengers-especially ...
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    .... Remote Lock Control (OPTION) If your Oldsmobile has this option, you can lock and ... unlock your trunk from about15 feet (4.5 m) away using the key chain transmitter supplied with your vehicle. ... section). Matching lhmsmitters to Your Vehicle Each key chain transmitteris coded to prevent another ...
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    Features & Controls 1 Rear Door Security Locks Your Oldsmobile is equipped with rear door ... If you want to open a rear door when the security lock is on: 1, Unlock the door from the inside. 2. Then open... door from the outside. If you don't cancel the security lock feature, adultsor older children ...
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    To cancel the reardoor lock: 2. Move the leverall the way down. 1 Unlock the doorfiom the inside and 3. Do the same for the other rear door. open thedoor from the outside. The rear door locks willnow work normally. .
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    =i Features & Controls Trunk Lock To unlock thetrunk from the uutside, insert the door and turn it. key L Remote Runk Release (omoN) Press the release...to release the trunk lid. The ignition must beon, the Trunk Security override switchin the UNLOCK position, and the transaxle in...
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    ... inside the back just wall of the trunk. Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net to help keep them from falling over during sharpturns or quick starts and stops. The net isn't for larger, heavier loads. Store them in the trunk as far forward you can. You can unhook the netso that it. it...
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    ... in the ignition switch, the you can turn the switch to five positions: engine is not running, you can use the ... lights. accessories. Press in the ignition switch Start: Starts the engine. When the of as you turn the top it toward you. engine starts, ,release the The key. Lock: The only position in ...
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    1. Don't pushthe accelerator pedal before starting your engine. In some other vehicles you might needto do this, but becauseof your vehicle's computer systems, youdon't. 57
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    ... cold weather,0"F (-18"C) or Water can colder, the engine block heater help. You'll get easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. To Use the Block Heater: 1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open thehood and unwrap the electrical cord. 3. Plug it ...
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    .... Alter you've used the block heater, be sure to store the cord as was it before, to keep it away from moving engine parts. If you don't, How long should you ... to list everything here, we ask that you contact an Oldsmobile dealerin the area where you'll be parking your vehicle. ...
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    ... d Controls i w Shijling the Automatic There are several shift positions. In this manual, these are referred to the by Your automatic transaxle may have a ... your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. trl Transaxle ii 60
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    ... theIndex under Parking on Hills or Towing a Trailer. Ensure the shift lever is fully in (Park) P range before starting the engine. Your Oldsmobile has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brakesbefore you can shiftfrom P ...
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    ... or sand without damaging your transaxle,see the Index under r f You 're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow Neutral N (Neutral):In this position, your engine doesn't connect with the wheels. To restart when you're already moving, use N (Neutral) only. Also, use N when your vehicleis being towed. 62
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    ...I H2330 m - - = Shifting out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) while your engine is "racing" (running at high speed) is dangerous. Unless your foot is firmly ... it seems nt Damage to your transaxlecavp by shifting out of P (Park) or N (Neutral) with the engine I isn't covered by your warrant 63
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    ...or at some times youmight choose D instead speeds over 55 mph (88 km/h), or ofm: you can damage your transaxle. Use when ...downa steep hl. il (105 km/h), or you can damage your engine. 2 (Second Gear): This position gives you more power but lower fuel economy. You can use 2 on .hills. It can 1 (First ...
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    ... :hime sounds until you release the mking brake or recyle the ignition. If You are ona Hl: il See theIndex under Parking on Hills. That section shows how to your turn front wheels. If You are Towing a Trailer and are Parking on Any Hl: il See theIndex under Tm'ng a Trailer. That section shows what ...
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    ...to get out of your vehicle if theshift lever is not fully inP (Park) with the parking brakefirmly set. Your vehicle can roll.If you have left the engine running, the vehicle can move suddenly. You or others could be injured.To be sure your vehicle won't move, when you're on fairly level ground, ...
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    ...parking brake. position as follows: 3. Move the ignition key to Lock. Hold in the button on the lever; 4. Remove ... the way toward l vehicle with the ignition in your key the frontof your vehicle. in hand, your ... walk away from your vehicle with the ignition key your in in hand, your vehicle is P (Park...
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    A Your Oldsmobile has a brake-transaxle If you ever hold the brake pedal down ...before you can shift this: fiom P (Park) when the ignitionis in the 1. Turn the key to Off. Open and close On ... intoP (Park). It is dangerous to leave your vehicle with the engine running. Your vehicle could move suddenly...
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    ParkingOverThingsThatBurnEngineExhaust Engine exhaust cankill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can't see or smell. ... s on the roador over road debris. Repairs weren't done correGy'. 0 Your vehicle or exhaust system had been m d i f i d hpraprly If you ever suspect exhaust is...
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    ... wheel. A Idling the engine with the air system control could allow dangerous OFF exhaust into your vehicle (see the earlier CAUTION under Engine Exhaust). Also, idling in a closed-in place can... happen is a garage. Exhaust-with CO-can come in easily. Never park in a garage with the engine running....
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    Tilt Steering Wheel Power Windows Window Lock Press the right side the switch to of disable all passenger window switches. This is a useful feature when you have children as passengers. A tilt steering wheel allows to you Switches onthe driver's armrest control adjust the steering wheel before...
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    Turn Signal/Headlight Beam Lever The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator Headlight High-Low ... feature is discussed under Headlights. See the Index under Headlights. Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator The turn signal ...
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    ...you have a trailer towing option with added wiring for trailer lights, a the dBerent turn signal flasheris used. With this flasher installed, the signal indicator will flash even a turn... bulb is burned out. Checkthe front and rear turn signal lights regularly to make sure they are ...
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    Features & Conrols A Damaged wiper bladesmay prevent you from seeing well enough to drive safely. To avoid damage, be sure to clear ice and snow from the wiper blades before using them. If they're frozen to the windshield, carefully loosen or thaw them. If your blades do become damaged, get new...
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    Cmise Control (OPTION) With cruise control,you can maintain a speed of about 25 mph (40 W h ) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. T i can really help on long hs trips. Cruise controldoes not work at speeds below about 25 mph (40 W h ) . When you apply your brakes, cruise the ...
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    you're not using cruise, you might hit a button andgo into cruise when you don't want to. You could be startled and even lose control. Keep the cruise control switch OFF until you want to useit. ~ = , , = ~~ -~ ~ ~~~ ~~ ~ ~ ~~~~~ - ~. __ ~~~ ~~ -- 2 , & ~ &@J &:sped yQJJ a w -?< . ~,:'F'...
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    ... cruise less than half a second and then at the higher speed. release it. Each time you do this, your vehicle will go about 1 mph (1.6 km/h) faster. The accelerate feature will work only after you turn on the cruise control by pushing the SET button. To Increase Speed WhileUsing Cruise Control 77
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    ... the brake takes you ou second. Each timeyou do this, you'll of cruise control. Many drivers findthis go 1 mph (1.6 W h ) slower. to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. To Reduce Speed While Using Cruise Control Passing Another Vehic/e While Using Cruise Control ...
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    ...the headlight switch isoff). Of course, you may still turn on the headlights any time you need to. ... you shift outof P (Park). At night, you can turn off all exterior lights when you arein P... the Twilight Sentinel control l the way past MIN to turn it off, if it was on. If it was off, move the control...
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    ...you open a door. They willturn off when you turn on the ignition,or if the door is left open, ... lens the of light you want on. Press it again to turn the light off. To avoid draining your vehicleମ.) These lights goon when you open a door. To turn on a reading light when the doors are closed, press the...
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    ... you shift toR (Reverse). OFF: Shuts off the Day/Night function. The mirror will stay in the Day setting. To keep the photocells operating well, occasionally clean them with a cotton swab and glass cleaner. Inside Manual Daymight Rearview Mirror Electmchromic DayINight Rearview Mirror(omoN) 83
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    Features & Controls :onvex Outside Mirror bur right side mirror is convex. A onvex mirror's surface is curved yo1 so an see morefrom the driver's seat. Manual Remote Control Mirrors Power Remote Control Mirrors A I 84 If you aren't used to a convex mirror, you can hit another vehicle. A ...
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    ... outlets the center console on can beused to plug in electrical equipment such as a cellular telephone, CB radio, etc. Follow the proper are installation instructions that included with any electrical equipment you install. If yo; do, it won’t be able tobaci away from the heating element when itମ.
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    ...need to drive safely and economically. The main components your of instrument panelare: 1. Side Window Vent 2. Turn Signal/Headlight Beam Lever 3. Light Controls 4. Tilt .... Ashtray and Lighter 18. Horn 19. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch 20. Fuse Panel (under instrument panel) ...
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    ...(Option) 17. G m il Lever e hf 18. Auxllrary Power Outlets 19. Ashtray and Lighter 20. Steering Wheel Touch Controls for Audio System 21. Hazard W h g Flashers Switch 22. Fuse Panel (under instrument panel) 23. S h g Wheel Touch Controls for Climate Control System 24. Hood Release 25. parking Brake ...
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    Features & Controls 4 Instrument Panel Clusters Your Oldsmobile is equipped with oneof these instrument panel clusters, which includes indicator warning lights and gages that explained on the following pages. Be sure to are read about those that apply to the instrument panel cluster for your ...
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    ELECTRONIC CLUSTER H2318 ROYALE LSS CLUSTER 93
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    ... since you last reset it. To set it to zero, press the trip button located next to the trip odometer below the fuel gage. Your Oldsmobile has a tamper resistant odometer. If you see silver lines between the numbers, you'll know someone has probably...
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    ... To set (used in the U.S.) or kilometers (usedin it to zero, display the trip odometer by pressing theTRlp button, then press Canada). Your Oldsmobile hasa tamper resistant the RESET button, Both buttons are located on the left sideof the instrument odometer. The odometer will read ERROR if someone ...
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    ...the U.S.) or kilometers (used in (Wh). If your engine speed equals exceeds or the safe limitfor operation, the message Canada). Your Oldsmobile has a tamper resistant ENGINE RPM WARNING is odometer. The odometer will read displayed in the information center...
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    Fedures & Controls
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    ... about it. Please follow the manual's advice. Waiting to do repairs can be costly-and even dangerous. To turn off messages exceptENGINE RPM ... Your fuel gage bars light up when the ask about. None these show a of ignition is onto show you about how problem with your fuel gage: much fuel you have left....
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    Features & Controls
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    ... operating your vehicle under normal driving conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. Engine Coolant Temperature Gage (ROYALE LSS) Fuel Gage(ROYALE LSS) Your fuel gage tells you about how much fuel ...
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    the-messageCHECK OIL LEVEL will appear in the information center. c CAUTION Don't keep driving if the oil pressure is low. If you do, your engine can becomeso hot that it catches fire. You or others could be burned. Checkyour oil as soon as possible and have your vehicle serviced. 103
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    ... know they're working. If youare (Service Engine Soon Light) that are availableor optional on ... lights and serious enough to cause an expensive problem. You should take your vehicle gages.... gages. See the Index under Driver Infurmution or is a problem with one of your System. vehicle's functions. ...
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    ... smoothly. This could lead to you if there is a problem. costlyrepairsnotcovered byyour If the light stays on... while you're drivbg, your Oldsmobile needs service. Unless the regular brake system warning... tire, or if compact spare with a it comes on again when you're driving, your Oldsmobile needs ...
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    ..., spinning your tires with the TRACTION OFF warning light on can cause the transaxle to overheat or can cause other problems. That could cause an engine fireor other damage. When you're stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Don't spin the ...
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    ... part isn't working, theother part canstill about problems with the important work and stop you. ... light goes on, there cluster. could be a brake problem. Have your Also see Malfunction Indicator ... Warning Lights earlier in this you if there's a problem. Part. This light willalso come on when you ...
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    ..., you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and under Towing Your Oldsmobile.) off turn the engine as soon as possible. HOT COOLANT CAN BURN YOU 6 ieF BADLY! In Problems on the Road, this manual shows what t do. See the d a under o I Engine Overheating. Oil Warning Light (...
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    ... ignition on, you may have a problem withthe fuse or bulb. Have it fixed right... is low. If you do, your engine can become hot thal SO... the dipstick level.If it reads low, the engine oil should be brought to the proper up... (see the Index under Engine Oil). The light will remain after the engine off io9...
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    ...should go out. are working, or you turn on the ignition, I overheat. See the d a under Engine Coolant and have ... less than onedriving, you may have a problem with third full. as soon asyou can. ... electrical as a check to show you it is working. If problem. Have it checked right away. Driving whilethis...
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    ... the ignition on but the engine is is not running, the light will come on as a test to show you it is working, .... Have it .fuse fixed right away. Sometimes when the engine idling is at a stop,.the lightmay blink on and off... pressure is low. If you do, your engine can become so hot that it catches fire...
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    Features & Controls Royale LSS Cluster Warning Lights If you have t6e LSS ... OK. Also. see Malfunction Indicator Lamp (Service Engine Soon Light), Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light, and Traction Control ... Warning Light under Warning Lights earlier in this Part. Your vehicle also has a driver ...
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    ... fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. This light willalso come on when you set your ... is fully released,it means you have a brake problem. If the light and chime come on ... the light is still on, have the vehicle towed for service. (See the Index under Towing Your Oldsmobile.)
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    ...used reset, and Fuel Remaining. Average Speed RANGE: Fuel Range Remaining Oil Life and Oil Change SPEED: ... OIL: Oil Life Index and Next Required Engine Coolant Temperature Oil Change Tachometer (Engine RPM) GAGES: Coolant Temperature, Oil Battery Voltage Pressure, Tachometer, and Battery Distance to ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ... this message, the message MONITORED SYSTEMS OK will if appear for five seconds there is no problem detected, then the screen will return to the mode displayed before the engine was turned off. The following pages describe how to use the ...
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    ... displays average fuel economy and instantaneous fuel economy calculated for your specific driving conditions. PressECON to display average ... see a display such as: 2.7 GALLONS REMAINor 10.2 LITERS REMAIN To learn how much fuel will be used from a specific starting point, first press FUEL to display ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...MPW 3 7 UPH . . .. . ., . . \ ?RN(:.iI'i:2 3 5 "'.. I :ORMATION CENTER Fuel Range Average Speed Oil Change Reminder Press theOIL button for information on engine oil life, suchas: OIL LIFE ...life oil using inputs from coolant temperature, engine rpm and vehicle speed. It will alert ...
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    ... vehicle as recommended in the will show: Maintenance Schedule inthis manual. Also, the Oil Change Reminder will not ... RESET and hold it for at least have in your engine. So, be sure to five seconds. S check your oil level often. e e the Index under Engine Oil. This will reset theOIL LIFE to 100%. Be...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    I Gages Pressing this button will display coolant temperature, such as: COOLANT 204"F or COOLANT 954°C If the cooh.nt temperatureis too hot, the coolant temperature warning messages will appearin the idomation center (see Coolant Temperature a g e earlier in ti section). hs Pressing GAGES again ...
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    ... enter., you estimated distance to your destination. 365 MI TO DEST or before starting your trip. It also uses that After you have entered your distance to 587...TIME TO DEST accept the last four digits enter as you button, or when you turn your ignition your distance to destination. off, then on. The ...
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    ... off go when youpress theTEST or RESET button, or when you turn your ignition off, then on. The display returnsto ... have 15 seconds to make each a entry. Notice that each key has number. Push the key to enterthat number. Enter the monthfirst, then the day, then the year. (When setting the month and ...
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    Features & Controls Then the display will changethe time to setting: Press DATEYITME while thedate is shown to display the timefor five HOUR? HH:MM seconds. MINUTE? HH:MM after Like theDATE entry, the H s and the The time can be reset immediately the date has been reset pressing by M's will flash ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    ...following display modes: Fuel Economy Fuel Used Elapsed Time Average Speed MPW Engine Speed Warning When you complete a reset the trip display ... acknowledge the message pressing the TEST or RESET button. If your engine speed equals or exceeds the safe limit for operation, the...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ...-UP LAMP OUT BATTERY VOLTS HIGH have a problem with your vehicle's BATTERY VOLTS Low electronic systems.... OIL NOW CHANGE OIL xxxx KM COOLANT SENDER PROBLEM CHANGE OIL xxx MI FUEL SENDER PROBLEM COOLANT LEVEL LOW OIL PRES ... FLUID LOW OIL PRES SENDER PROB FUEL SENDER PROBLEM DASH CLOCK FAILURE GOOD D Y ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    Part 3 Comfort Controls & Audio Systems In this part you'll find out how to Four Season Climate Control ...128 Automatic ...the comfort control systems and audio systems offered with your Settingtheclock ...136 Oldsmobile Be sure to read about the AM/FMStereoRadio ...137 .. particular system supplied ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    ... time The cool air is directed to the upper your air conditioner's compressor will portion of your body through the have to run, which should help fuel instrument panel outlets, but warmed ai economy. is directed through the heater ducts and MAX: Provides maximum coolingor defroster vents. At times ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ... conditioner is on, you may sometimes notice slight changes in your vehicle's engine speed and power. This is normal, because the system is designed to cycle the compressor on and off to keep the fuel desired cooling and help economy. Heating When outside temperatures cold, ...
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    ...you could cut or damage the warming grid, and the repairs wouldn't be covered by your warranty. defogger grid ... after about 10 minutes of use. If you turn it on again, the defogger air flow to the side vents,.... center vents. You can also turn the defogger off by turning off the ignition pressing the ...
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    l1 3
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    ... or decreases in outside the bottomof the switch to lower thefan temperature, interior temperature, or a sun load.After starting a cold engine, speed. The f n speed will be displayed there may be upto a four-minute delay on the digital screen (except in ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... Climate Control b r Climate Control(omlong When the engine idles for a long time, Some heating and... Controllater n recommended. S e e the Index under in this section. Engine Exhaust. FAN: Press the upper partof ... outsideair into the vehicle. OFF: Press to turn off the system. Even in Off, the system ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 135
    ... Rear Window Defogger You can also turn the defoggeroff by REAR DEFOG: Press to warm the ... not attach a t m o a y vehicle eprr window defogger will turn off license across the defogger grid on... minutes of rear window. use. If you turn it on again, the defogger will operate for about five minutes only...
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    Comfort Controls & Audio Systems
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    Comfort Controls & Audio Systems
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    To Play a Cassette Tape: Balance Controls Adjusts the left/right and fronthear With the power switchon, insert a tape speaker balance to your individual into the cassette door. Do not use tapes that are longer than45 minutes on each taste. When you change either adjustment, the bottom the digital of...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... have the optional compact disc player, don't use mini-discs that are called singles. They won't eject. Use only full-size compact discs. 1. Press POWER to turn the radio on. 2. Insert a disc partway into the slot, with the label side up. The player will pull it in. In a few seconds, the disc should...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ... selectionon the disc. or hills can interfere with FM signals, also operate some climate controls.See ... AM stations is VOL (Volume): Press the top part the When playing a tape, press of greater than ..., can cause play the other side the tape. of part to decrease volume. stations to interfere with each ...
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    Comfort ControJs& Audio Systems
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    ... Mast Care (CONT.) NQTICE efore entering an automatic c sh, turn off your radio to e power antenna go down. ... If the antenna es not go down when you turn radio off, itmay be damaged o eed to be ..., you can easily replace it.See your dealer for a replacement kit, and in follow the instructions the kit.
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    . and the Road . Roadsigns ...148 Defensive Driving ...152 DrunkenDriving ...3 . Control of a Vehicle Braking ...6 . Anti-LockBrakes ...157 SteeringTips ...161 n Steering i Emergencies ...162 Passing ...164 166 DrivingatNight ...DrivingintheRain ...169 Driving in Fog, Mist and Haze ...171 172 ...
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    ... careful when you see HOSPITAL 1NFORMATION Green is usedto guide the driver. Green Blue signs withwhite letters show motorists' services. signs may indicate upcoming h w a y exits or show the direction you should turn to reach a particulaf place.
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    D LOW AHEAD SHOULDER WORKERS FLAGGER Orange indicates road construction or maintenance. You'll want to slow down when you see an orange sign, aspart of the road may be closedoff or torn up. And there may be workers and maintenance vehicles mound, too. shape Of h a d s@lS The shape of the ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    ... the Road KEEP RIGHT LEFT OR THROUGH RIGHT TURN ONLY Shape of Road S . n s (CONT) Rectangular (square or...'that traffic in one or more lanescm move or make a turn. Green arrows don't mean "gono matter ... that you must stop befare PARKING BICYCLES TURN tunzing on red. The basic message many of ...
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    Your Driving and the Road 1 12 5
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    Your Driving and the Road Drunken Driving(CONI) The law in mostU.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In Canada the limit is0.08 percent, and in some other countries it's lower than that. The BAC will be over 0.10 percent drinks (in one hour). after three to six 154 skills of ...
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    CAUTION
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    Your Driving and the Road
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    ...to the braking. That means better braking and Your Oldsmobile has an advanced electronic braking system that will ...You might not be able to stop your If your engine ever stops while you're vehicle in ... down. If your will require a lot pedal force to of engine stops, you will still have some slow you...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    Xe&s how anti-lo&Wofb. b t ' s say the road is wet. You're driving safely. n Suddenly an animal jumps out i brit of you. You slam on the brakes. Here's what happens with ABS. CAUTION
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    ... x under Traction Control System Warning Light. To turn the system off, press theTRAC of CTRL ... OFF warning light will come on and on. stay To turn the system backon, bring the the vehicle toa ... and back on again. When the traction control switch is turned on, it will turn off the cruise control. 159
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    Your Driving and the Road Msc Brake Wear lndlcafors Your Oldsmobile has front brakes disc and rear drum brakes.Disc brake pads t h have built-in wear indicators at make a high-pikhd warning sound when the worn and new pads iare brake pads -me needed. The sound:may come and go or be heard d the time...
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    ...€™s the time fbr ev action-steering around the problem. Your Oldsmobile can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. It...speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the leftor right depending on the space available. 162
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    ...input, straddle un 4 can t r the steering wheel upto ! turn the pavement once more, thentry again. until the right fronttire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down ...or more below the pavement, this difference can cause problems. If there is not enough room to ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    ... can see a sign up ahead that might indicate a turn or an intersection,delay your pass. A broken center line... it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane don't ... lined up to pass a slow vehicle, wait your turn. But take care that someone isn't trying...
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    ...skidding. Learn to want the vehicle to go. you start steering quickly enough, your vehicle ...likely to be impaired-by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. Here are some tips on night ... the Index under Drunken Driving for more on this problem.) Adjust your inside rearview mirror ...
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    ... remove your sunglasses before you leave the service driver may require at least twice as... eyes are faced with severe glare (as from a will have less trouble adjusting to night. driver who doesn't lower ... into a brightly-lighted readjust before resuming speed. service or refreshment area. Eyes 17 6...
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    ...168 If the vehicle approachingyou has its high beams on, signal by flicking yours Keep your windshield and ...your vehicle clean-inside and out. is the usual signal lower the headlight Glare at night made much ... light up far less of a roadway when you are in a turn or curve. Keep your eyes moving; that...
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    ...€™t much tread or they can actually ride on the water. This if the pressurein one or more is low, It...when you rule about hydroplaning. The best have to slow,turn, move out to pass-or advice is to slow down ... becarern. suddenly find yourself out control, of Turn on your headlights-not just your parking...
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    Driving in Fbg, Mist and Haze
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    ...or hear emergency vehicles. something between you and moving One of the biggest problems with city vehicles-space, trees, telephone poles, streets is the ... are ways to increase your safety in away from the road,turn your lights on, city driving: start your hazard warning flashers, and Know the best ...
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    ...If traffic is light,you may have no problem. But if it is havy, find a gap as ...traffic flow. Treat the left lane Switch on yourturn signal, check your lane as the passing lane. on... often Before changing lanes, check your turn rearview mirrors. Then use your as necessary. Try to blend smoothly signal. ...
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    ...to move the same into spot. Look at the vehiclestwo lanes over and watch for telltale signs:turn signals flashing, an increase in speed,or moving toward the edge ...Obviously, this could lead to serious 20 trouble on a ramp designed for mph to start braking. If you must brake on...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ..., it's ready to go. If it needs service,have it done before starting out. Of course, you'll fmd experienced and able service experts in Oldsmobile dealerships all across North America. ... and outside? Wiper Blades: Are they in good shape? Fuel, Engine Oil, Other Fluids: Have you checkeda ...
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    ... ahead and to the sides. Check your others. Limit turns behind the wheel to falling asleep at the wheel? Call ... will lightly along theway. Heavier meals the droneof the engine, andthe rush of drastically reduce your overall ..., keep pace and school zones, vehicles turning left Then here are some tips: ...
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    ..., cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads.... crash. Shift down to let your engine assist your brakeson a steep downhill... down to D (Drive). This will cool your help engine and transaxle, and can you... could crash. Always have your engine running and your vehicle in gear...
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    ...signson contact is all you need. viewing. mountains that warnof special problems. Examples are long grades, Another partof this manual tells how to passing or no passing zones,...one more thing. You can turn your front Winter driving can present special problems. See theI d e x...
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    ... tips for winter driving: don't shift your transaxle intoP (Park) Have your Oldsmobilein good shape properly, the weight the vehiclemay of for winter. E sure your engine k put too much forceon the parking pawl coolant mix is correct. in the transaxle.You may find it difficult shift lever outof P (...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ... very carefd. What's the worst time forthis? "Wet ice." Very cold snowor ice can be slick and hardto drive on. But wet can be ice even more trouble becauseit m y off& the least tractionof all. You can get wet i c e when it's about freezing F, 0"C) (32" and freezingrain begins to M.Ty to ...
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    ... things todo to summon help and keep yourself and your passengers safe: Turn on your hazard flashers. Tie a red cloth to your vehiclealert ...tuck under your clothing to keep warm. You can run the engine to keep warm, but be careful. 182 I can trap exhaust gases your vehicle. ...
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    If You're Stuck in Deep Snow Run your engine only as long as you This manual explains how to get the vehicle out of deep snow without must. This saves fuel. When you run Index under damaging it. See the the engine, makeit go a little faster Rocking ...
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    ...You Do Decideto Pulla Tmiler IN Your Oldsmobile can tow a trailer. To identify what the vehicle ...pulling components such as the be state or provincial police. engine, transaxle, wheel assemblies, and Consider... is driven. Your engine, axle or All of this means changes in: other parts could be damaged...
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    ... (80 km/h) and don't make starts at full throttle. This helps your engine and other parts of your vehicle wearin at the heavier loads.... for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network P.O. Box 30095 Lansing, MI 48909 ...
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    Your Driving and the Road If You Do Decideto Pulla Trailer Weight of the TrailerTongue The tongue load of any trailer is (A) an important weightto measure because it a€fects the total capacity weight of your -vehicle. capacity The of weight includes the curb weight the vehicle, any cargo you m ...
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    ...be adequate. Be sure read and follow the to so instructions for the trailer brakes you'll be ableto install,... always require heavy braking and sudden turns. keep in mind that the vehicle you are driving is ... your hand to theright. Always be sure that the load is secure, and that back up slowly and, ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    ...other objects.Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance. Turn Signals When Towing a TMler When you tow atrailer, your vehicle has to have a different u n signal flasher tr and extra wiring. The ...to a lower gear turns even if the bulbs onthe trailer are before you start down a longor...
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    Your Driving and the Road 2. Have someone place chocks under the trailer wheels. 3. When the wheel chocks are i place, n release the regular brakes until the chocks absorb the load. 4. Reapply the regular brakes. Then apply your parking brake, and then shift to P (Park). 5. Release the regular ...
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    ... trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, belts, cooling system, and brake adjustment. Eachof these is covered in this manual, and theIndex will help you find them ... good idea review these sections before you start your trip. Check periodically to see that ...
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    ... Here you'll find what to do about some problems thatcan occur on the H z r Warning Flashers ...aad Jumpstarting ...Towing Your Oldsmobile ...Engine Overheating...IfaTireGoesFlat ...ChangingaFlatTire ...Compact Spare Tire ...If You're Stuck: In Sand....
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    ... let police know and rear turn signal lights flash on and you have a problem. Your front and rear O f f . turn signal lights will flash on and off.... the flashers, pull out on the collar. When the hazard warning flashers are on, your turn signals won't work. Other WarningDevices If you...
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    ... If your battery has down, you may run want to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your Oldsmobile. to But please follow the steps here do it safely. To Jump S a t Your Oldsmobile: tr 1. Check the other vehicle. must have It a %volt battery with a...
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    Problems on the Road Jump Starting (CONT.) 2. Get the vehicles close enough the so 3. Turn off ... your radio! You wouldn't be ableto start your Oldsmobile, and the bad grounding could damage... vehicle. Put an automatic transaxle inP (Park) or a manual transaxle N (Neutral). in Find the positive and ...
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    ... go to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to negative or a metal (-) engine part. Don't connect (+) to (-) or you'll get ashort ... other parts, too. CAUTION I A Fans or other moving engine parts can injure badly. you Keep your hands away from moving parts once the engines are running. L7 9
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    Problems on the Road P Jump Starting (CONI) 6. Connect the red positive cable to (+) 7. Don't let the other end touch metal. 9. Attach...heavy unpainted dead battery. If it won't start after a of metal part on the engine the vehicle few tries, it probably needs service. with the dead battery. .
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    A Towing bur Oldsmobile 12. Remove the cables in reverse order Ty to have a GM dealer ... your care that they don't touch each other Oldsmobile. The usual towing or any other metal. equipment... tow operator know thatthis manual contains detailed towing instructions and illustrations. The operator may ...
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    Problems on the Road When your vehicle is being towed, have the ignitionkey off. The steering wheel A should ...tow with damaged parts front wheels, unless you must. the If not fully secured....and vehicle damage. The vehicle should be tightly with secured chains or steel cables before is it transported....
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    ... upto a tow truck, be l sure to read a l the information on Towing Your Oldsmobile earlier in this section. 1. Attach T-hookc h a d into the bottom slots in ... sling chains, position a4x4 wood beam against bottom of radiator support behind the front bumper. 3 Attach a separate safety chain around . ...
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    Problems on the Road Towing from the RearVehicle Hook-up Before hooking up to a tow truck,...sure toread all the information on Towing Your Oldsmobile earlier in this section. 1. Attach T-hook chains ... sides in the slotted holes in the floor pan support railsjust ahead of the rear wheels. 2. Position ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    ... Gageor Coolant Temperature Warning Light. CAUTION I If you get Engine: the overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem not may be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get alittle too hot when you: Climb a longhill on a hot day. ...
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    Problems on the Road When you decide it's s& to lift the hood, here's what you'll see: (A) Coolant recovery tank ( )h & ~ r B pressure cap (C) Electric engine Ean I the coolant insidethe coolanit f recovery tank is boiling, .don't do anything else until it coolsdown.
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    Adding only plain water to your cooling system can be dangerous. Plain water, or some other liquidlike alcohol, can boil before the proper coolant mix will. Your vehicle's coolant warning E- of clean water and a proper antifreeze.
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    Problems on the Road 3gine Overheating (CONX) A You can be burned you spill if coolant on hot engine parts. Coolant contains ethylene glycol and it will bum if the engine parts are hot enough. Don't spill coolant on a hot engine. A Steam and scalding liquids I \...
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    How to Add Coolant to the Radiator: 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you ... pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap slowly to the left until it €irst stops. (Don't press down while turning the pressure cap.) If you hear a hiss, wait ...
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    Problems on the Road Engine Overheating(CONT) 4. Then fill the coolant recoverytank to the FULL COLD mark. 5. Put the cap back the ... you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out forthe engine fan. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    ... If out of the traffic lane. wheel damage by driving slowly to a A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, level place.Turn on your hazard warning flashers. acts much like a skid and require may the same correction you'd use in a skid. 209...
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    Problems on the Road Changing a Flat Tire (CONX) Changing a tire can cause injury. The vehicle can slipoff the jack...: 1. Set the parking brake firmly. 2. Put the shift leverin P (Park). 3 Turn off the engine. . To be even more certain the vehicle won't move, you can put chocks at the away from the...
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    1. Turn the center retainer bolt the on spare tirecover counterclockwise to remove it, then lift the tire cover. 2. Remove the spare tire from the trunk. 3. Open the jack storage coverby twisting the knob ?4 turn counterclockwise. 4. Remove thejack and wheel wrench. 211
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    8. Use the wheel wrench loosen the to 7. The followingis necessary if you wheel nuts, but don't remove them. have an alloy (aluminum) wheel with is a center cover that conceals the wheel (The bracket shown on wheels with wire wheel covers only. It's nuts. needed to anchor wire wheel covers a) ...
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    Problems on the Road Changing a Flat Tire ~ O N X : ) 12. Raise the vehicleby rotating the 10. Near each wheel wellis a notch in 11. ... endof the wrench. could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported onlyby a jack. 13.Remove all the wheel nuts and take off the flat...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 216
    I Rust or dirt on the wheel,or on the parts which it is to fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose after a time. The wheel could come off and cause an accident. When you change a wheel, remove any rustor dirt from the places where the wheel attaches to the vehicle.In an emergency, you can ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 217
    Problems on the Road Changing a Flat Tire (CONT) 17. Lower the vehicle rotating the by 18. In a crisscross sequence, tighten the Don't try to put the wheel cover the on wheel wrench counterclockwise on wheel nuts firmly. compact spare tire. It won't fit. Store the the jack. Lower thejack ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 218
    Compacf Spare Tire Although the compact spare was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (420 P a ) . The compact spare is 19. Store the flat tire as far forward in made to go up 3,000 miles (5 000 km), to ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    Problems on the Road If You're Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow What you don't want to do when your vehicle is...be injured. I And, the transaxleor other partsof the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you're stuck, spin the wheels as little as...
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    Rocking Your Vehicle to Get it Out: First, turn your steering wheel left and right. That will clear the area around your front wheels. Then shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and a forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. Release the accelerator pedal while you shift, and press...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... I HoodRelease ...226 Engine0il ...229 232 Aircleaner ...Here you will fmd information about 234 TransaxleFluid ...the care of your Oldsmobile This Enginecoolant ...236 part begins with service and fuel information. and then it shows how to Power...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    ...with it. We hope you'll goto your dealer proper Oldsmobile Service Manual. It vehicle maintenancetask. for all your service needs. You'll get ...to service genuine GM parts and GM-trained and your Oldsmobile thanthis manual can. Be sure to use the proper nuts, supported service people. To order the...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    Ethanol is ethyl orgrain alcohol. Properly-blended fuel that is no more than 10%ethanol is fine for your vehicle, Methanol is methyl or wood alcohol. 223
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    ... now producing reformulated gasolines. forming in your engine and fuel system. These gasolines are specially designed That helps keep your engine in tune and to reduce vehicle emissions. General...plugs can get fouled, the exhaust system can corrode, and your engine oil can deteriorate ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    ... Motorsof Canada Ltd. near gasoline or refueling your International Export Sales vehicle. Keep sparks, flames, and P.O. Box 828 ... gasoline. While refueling, '.hang cap inside the the fuel door. Twist it clockwise to secure it, if necessary. A A 7i-D take off the cap, turn it slowly to the leA (...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    Service & Appearance Care Checking Things Under the Hood The following sections tell you how to check fluids, lubricants and important parts underhood. Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the hood release handle inside the vehicle. 226 I
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ...fan under the hood can start up and injure you even when the engine is not running. .... II Things that burn can get on hot engine parts andstart a r f i r e . These include liquids like... drop spill things or that will burn onto hot engine. a I I IIb Y 3 I L be Before closing the hood, sure all...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    Service & Appearance Care 3800 Engine (Code L) When you open thehood, you'll see: 1. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank 2. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 3.Automatic ... 5. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6. Air Cleaner 7. Engine Oil Dipstick 8. Engine Oil Fill Cap 9. Radiator Pressure ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    Engine Oil It's a good idea to check your engine oil every time you getfuel. In order...oil warm and the vehicle must on level be ground. Turn off the engine andgive the oil a few minutes to drain ...oil dipstick might not show the actual level. To Check Engine Oil: Pull out the dipstick and cleanwith a...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    Service di Appearance Care mmended SA€ Viscosity Grade EngineOils SAE low-30 As... I Oils with these words the container on will helpyou save fuel. This doughnut-shaped logo (symbol) is used on most... the logo. Oil GM Goodwrench@ (in Canada, GM Engine Oil) meets all the requirements for your vehicle. ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    Engine Oil Additives Don't add anythmgto your oil. Your Oldsmobile dealer is ready to advise if you think something should be added.... first. If the CHANGE OIL NOW message appears I d a under Engine Block Heater. in the optional information center, you should change youroil....
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ... a place that collects oil. used If you have a problem properly disposing of your usedoil, ask your dealer, a service station a local or recycling... filter. ar See theI d e x under Scheduled Maintenance Services. A Operating the engine with the air cleaner off can causeyou or others ...
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  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ... choose to havethis To get the right reading, the fluid should done at an Oldsmobile dealership be at normal operating temperature, Service Department. ....Too muc can mean that someof the fluid could come out and fall on hot engine parts, starting a fire.Be sure to get an accurate readingif you check ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    To Check the Fluid Level: Park your vehicle on a level place. Place theshift lever i n 9 (Rtrk) with the parking brake applied. With yourfoot on the brake pedal, move the-shiftlever through each gear range, pausing for abantthree seconds in 6ach range. 'Then, position theshift lever in P (Park). ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    ... Refer to the Maintenance Scheduleto is low. If you have a problem with determine what kind transaxle fluidto When the correct fluid level is ... push the dipstick back all the way. in Engine Overheating. Lubricants. The proper coolant for your Oldsmobile If the fluid level low, add only enough is will...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ...) and one-half antifreeze that meets"GM Specification 1825M," which won't damage aluminum parts. You can also use a recycled o coolant conforming t GM Specification 1825M with a complete coolant flush and refill. Also use GM Engine Coolant Supplement (sealer) ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... Adding Coolant To Check Coolant: When your engine is cold, the coolant mTLL level should ... recovery tank. VAU I I W I W Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and radiator are hot ... coolant at the radiator. Never turn the radiator pressurecap-even a little-when the engine and radiator ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    ... Add coolant mix at the recovery tank, but be careful notto spill it. Thermostat Engine coolant temperature controlled is by a thermostatin the engine coolant system. The thermostat stops theflow of coolant through the radiator until the coolant reaches a preset temperature. ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ... & Lubricants. on cap again and look at the fluid level the dipstick. When the engine compartment is hot, the level should at the H mark. be When the engine compartment is cool, the level should beat the C mark. Windshield Washer Fluid To Add Open the cap labeled WMFIER ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    Brake Master Cylinder Your brake master cylinder is here. It is filled with DOT-3 brake fluid. There are only two reasons whythe brake fluid level your master cylinder in might go down. The first is that the brake fluid goes down to an acceptable level during no& brake bring wear. When new^ linings...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...System Parts A If you have too much brake fluid, it can spill on the engine.... or others could beburned, and your engine could be damaged. Add brake fluid ... have topquality GM brake parts in them, as your Oldsmobile does whenit is new.... get new genuine GM replacement parts. If you don't, your brakes...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    ...€™re not goingto drive your vehicle Every new Oldsmobile has a Delco for 25 days or more, takeoff the ... the catalog number shown on the original battery’s label. Jump Starting Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that can For jump starting instructions,see the Q&. You can be badly hurt if ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    Service & Appearance Care Halogen Bulbs Headlght Bulb Replacement For the typeof bulb, see the Index under 3.Twist the bulb assembly turn and Replacement Bulbs. pull out the bulb assembly. 1. Remove the two screws from the top...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... the windshield. 2. Lift the release clip with a screwdriver and pull blade the assembly off the wiper arm. 3 Push the new wiper blade securely on . the wiper arm. \ remove it. 4. To remove bulb, push in and rotate it counterclockwise. 5. Replace the bulb. 6. Reverse the steps to reassemble the ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    Service & Appearance Care Loading bur Vehcle Two labelson your vehicle show how the ...-Loading Information label found on weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo. Never exceedthe GWVR for the ...the i vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn I quickly, or if thereisacrash,they'll : keep ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ... put inside your vehicle can strike and injure :ople in a sudden stopor turn, or m a crash. Put things in the trunk your of vehicle. In a trunk,... by the tire manufacturers and leir warranties are delivered with every new Oldsmobile. your sparetire is a If ifferent brand than your roadtires, you will ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    Service & Appearance Care hflation-Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label of which is on the rear edge the driver's door shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires, when they're cold. "Cold" means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 250
    ... in your MainteIndex under nance Schedule. See the Scheduled Maintenance Services. Use this rotation pattern. After the tireshave been rotated, adjust the... Index under Wheel Nut Torque. CAUTION A Rust or dirt on a wheel,or on the parts to which is it fastened, can make the wheel nuts become loose ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 251
    ... radial) as your original your vehicle whenit was new had a Tire tires. Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) numberon each tire's sidewall. When you get new ... rating, traction, ride and other things during normal service your vehicle. on If your tires have an all-season ...
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  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    ... need to have can sometimes be repaired). See your your wheels aligned again. However,if Oldsmobile dealer if any of these you notice unusual tire ... the right whee you :1, wheel bolts, and wheelnuti for your Oldsmobile. r A Using the wrong replacement wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... tires. Install them on the n tires and tighten themas t htly ;as possible with the curely fastened. Drive slc. . , nd folllow the chain manucturer's instructions.If you can ear the chains contacting you .chicle, stop and retighten them. ontact continues, slowdo it stops. Driving too fast w hains ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ...if you strike a match get them on a hot part the vehicle or of you Some are dangerous ifyou breathe ... use anythingin a container to clean your Oldsmobile, be sure to follow the instructions. And always open your ... too. Don't use anyof these unless this manual saysyou can. In many uses, e your vehic...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    Cleaning the Insideof Your Oldsmobile Use a vacuum cleaner often to get rid of dust and loose dirt. Wipe vinyl with a clean, damp cloth. Your Oldsmobile dealer has two GM cleaners-a solvent-... and Here are some cleaning tips: Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. Clean up stains as soon ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    Service & Appearance Care Using SolVenf-Type Cleaneron Fabric Special Cleaning Ptvblems Greasy or Oily Stains: Non-Greasy Stains:
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    ... or Leather Combination Stains: Just use warm water and a clean cloth. Like candy, ice .... Carefully scrapeoff excess stain, then to clean with cool water and allow Things like t r asphalt and shoe ... Instrument Panel Use only mild soap and water to clean the top surfacesof the instrument panel. Sprays ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    Service & Appearance Care Delco-Bose@ Speaker Covers Care of Safety Belts Glass Glass should be cleaned often. GM Glass Cleaner (GM Part No. 1050427) or a liquid household glass cleaner will ... be attached across the defoggergrid. Vacuum around aDelco-Base@ speaker Keep belts clean and dry. cover ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... Cleaner, Bon-Ami often with lukewarmor cold water. 00l) Powder@(GM Part No. 1 5 0 l .The windshield is clean if beads do not form Don't wash ... and replaced when worn. Cleaning the Outside the of Windshield and Wiper Blades Cleaning the Outsideof Your Oldsmobile 259
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... Care Occasional waxingor mild polishing of your Oldsmobile may be necessary to remove residue from the paint ....(Seethe Index under Appearance Care.) Your Oldsmobile has a "basecoat/ clearcoat" paint finish. ....You can use a stiff brush with it. your Oldsmobile. Don't use strong soaps, chemicals,...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    Sheet Me&/ Damage If your vehicle is damaged and requires sheet metal repair or replacement, make sure the body repair shop applies anticorrosion mterial to the parts repaired or replaced to restore corrosion protection.
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... At least every spring, flush these Although no defect in the paint job of title and registration. materials from the underbody with plaincauses this, Oldsmobile will repair, at water. Clean any areas where mud and no charge to the owner, the surfacesof Dirt ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    Engine Identification Service Parts Identification Label Add-on Electrical Equipment The eighth characterin your VIN is the You'll ... very helpful if you ever need code wl help you identlfy your engine, to order parts. On this label is: il specifications, and replacement parts in Your VIN. this ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... a bad fuse with a new one the the fuse. Squeeze the ends over the fuse correct size. chance of fues caused by electrical and pull it out. problems. When finished, replace the cover and pinch the release levers again to unlock The m i fuse panel is located to the left Spare fusesare located in the ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    Fuses & Circuit Breakers Rating Position (AMP-) 1 2 1 0 20 30 30 Circuitry Start-up Signal-Air Bag Trunk ReleaseIBack-up Lights/Brake-... Panel/OilLevel Electronic Level Control Brake/Hazard Warning Flashers parking Lights Courtesy LightdPower Mirrors Cooling FadTransaxle Air ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... Power AntenndDoor Locks, Accessory Power Outlets Horns Engine Relays and Miscellaneous Engine Content Fuel Pump Fuel Injectors Engine Control Module/PASS-Key IF" To check the fuses this underhood in fuse center, turn the two knobs ?4 turn ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    ... other power the wiper will stop unt.il the motor accessories. When the current load is cools. If the overloadis caused by some too heavy, thecircuit breaker opensand electrical problem,have it fixed. closes, protectingthe circuit untilthe problem is fixed. by a circuit breaker and a fuse. the If
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    Service & Appearance Care Capacities & Specifications Automatic Transaxle AT 4 0 T (Overdrive) 4-4 when drainingor rephcing torque converter, mre$uid may ... label under hood. NOTE:-All capacities %e approximate. When adding, besure to fill to the appropriate level,as recommended in this manual. 268
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... Specifications 3800 Timed Port Injection Engine VIN Engine Code ...L Type ...V6 Displacement ...3.8 Liters Compression Ratio...Firing Order ...1-6-5-4-3-2 Thermostat Temperature Specification 195" F (91O C) Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Element ...AC Type A-1096C Engine Ol Filter ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...Grease Gun Insert) Delco Supreme ll@ Brake Fluid ...DEXRON ?. IIE Automatic Transmission Fluid ...GM PAM NUMBER APPLICATION Year-round antifreeze for ...1052753 ... lubrication ...S e e Engine Oil in this section. 16 oz. (0.5L) GM Engine Oil Supplement ...See your dealer for advice...1052367 . (E.O.S.)
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ITEM Engine Oil ...Windshield Washer Solvent ...PowerSteeringFluid(Normal) ... 866 PowerSteeringFluid(ColdClimate) . . (System ... ...Weatherstrips ...Spray-A-Squeak Silicone Lubricant ...Generalpurposesiliconelubricant ... APPLICATION GM PART NUMBER SIZE Hood, trunk and door hinges windshield washer ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... about burnedout bulbs. BACK-UP LAMP OUT Back-up Lights...CorneringLights ...Front Parking ...Front Turn Signal Lights ...License Plate Light ...Center High-Mounted Stoplight......2057 ...2057 ...93 561 F'RON" PARK LAMP OUT FRONT TURN LAMP OUT TAIL LAMP OUT CENTER STOP LAMP OUT ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 274
    INSIDE LIGHTS BULB DoorCourtesyLights ...FrontHeaderlights ...Glove Compartment Light ...Turn Signal Indicators ...VisorVanityLight ...Ashtray ...Hush Panel (Lower Floor Lighting) ...FrontHeader ...Rear Rail Reading ... 194 906 194 74 564 161 . 168 563 A3173B
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    Notes
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    ...? The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties See your Oldsmobile dealer details for . . Introduction A Word About Maintenance ...276 ...276 Your Vehicle and the Environment How This Part is Organized ...277 A Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedules ...278 ...
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    ... properly. checks and replacements than you will find in the schedules you in this part. So please read this part ... to keep your vehicle in good condition, see your Oldsmobile dealer, the place many GM owners choose to ... work done. Your dealer can be relied upon to use proper parts and practices. 276
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    ...C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections explains important inspections that your Oldsmobile dealer's service department or another qualified service center ... your vehicle for warranty repairs. of See them in this manual. the I d e x under Sewice Publicattons. The remainder of this part is divided into ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ... which schedule have done and when you should schedule them. Your Oldsmobile dealer knows your vehicle best and wants to to follow: ..., you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine parts. GM These schedulesare for vehicles that: carry passengers and ...
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    .... Schedule I should also be followed if 4 r the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial applications. ~ TO BE ...l5,OOO Miles (25 000 lan) or as necessary. I R *An Emission Control Service. A- 7h.e U:S. Environmental Protection Agency has determined that the failureper...
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    Maintenance Schedule Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services (Cont.) Schedule I1 Follow Schedule 11 ONLY if none of the driving conditions specifiedi n Schedule I apply. ITEM TO BE SERVICED Services following Schedules I and I. I WHEN TO PERFORM Miles (kihmeten)or Month (whichever ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    The services shown in this schedule up to 45,000 miles (75 OOO km)are tobe performed after 45,000 miles at the sameintervals. MILES (000) 7.5 I 15 I 22.5 I 30 I 37.5 45 1
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    ...youor anyone else drives the vehicle. ITEM NO. SERVICE ITEM NO. SERVICE 1 2 Engine Oil and Filter Change-Always use ...wear and maximum tire life, rotate your tires following the instructions in this manual. See the Index under Eres, Inspection & Rotation. Check the tires for uneven wear damage. If ...
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    ITEM NO. 5 6
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    Maintenance Schedule Section A: Scheduled Maintenance Services(Cont.) ITEM NO. SERVICE 10 ITEM NO. SERVICE 11 Air Cleaner Filter Replacement*-Replaceevery 30,000 miles (50 000 ... fuelfilter is not required. 286 *An Emission Control Service. lke US. Environmental Protection Agencyhas determined...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... checks at eache / fi//.) h WHAT TO DO I CHECK OR SERVICE Engine Ol Level i Engine Coolant Level Windshield Washer Fluid Level I I I Check the engineoil level and add the proper oil if necessary. the I d a under Engine Oil for See further details. Check the engine coolant ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... Brake if necessary) and the the regular brake. NOTE: Do not use the accelerator pedal, and be ready turn off the engine immediatelyif it to Starts. 3. Try to start the engine each gear. The starter should work only P (Park) or N (Neutral), in in...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 290
    When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. If it does, yet, otheia - L injured and property could be damaged. Make sure there is room of your vehicle in front \ When you are doing this check, your vehicle could begin to move. or others could be You n case it begins to roll...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ...€™s service department other qualified service center do these or jobs. Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once... let exhaust fumes pan I into the vehicle. See thed a under Engine Exhaust. Inspect the throttle linkage for interferencebinding, and for damaged missing parts. or or Replace ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ...USAGE FWID/WBRICANT Engine Oil GM Goodwrench Motor or equivalent for API service SG ...Index under Engine Oil. A 50/50 mixture ofwater(preferablydistilled)andgoodqualityethyleneglycolbaseantifreeze (GM Part...) or equivalent. DEXRON@-IE Automatic Transmission Fluid (GM part No. 12345881) or equivalent...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... lKey Lock Cylinders Lubricate with Multi-Purpose Lubricant (GM No. l2345l20), synthetic S A E 5W-30 engine Part oil or silicone (GM lubricant Part No. ...t Linkage Chassis Lubrication Windshield Washer Solvent Engine oil. Engine oil. Chassis lubricant meeting requirements NLGI ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    ... Hood Latch Assembly a. Pivots and Spring a. Engine oil. Anchor b. Release Pawl b. Chassis lubricant ... HingesEngine ol or Lubriplate Lubricant (GM Part No. 1 5 1 9 . Fuel Door Hinge, Rear Compartment Lid Hinges Dielectric Silicone Grease(GM Part No. 12345579 or equivalent). Weatherstrips I See the ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    Maintenance Schedule Section E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in.... Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them. DATE ODOMETER READING I SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 294
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    DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED ~ 295
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    Maintenance Schedule Section E: Maintenance Record(Cont.) DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 296
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    ... Customer Assistance for the Hearing or Speech Impaired ...299 Oldsmobile if you need assistance BBB MediatiodArbitration Program...300 This part also tells you how to obtain service publicationsand how to report Reporting Safety Defects ...302 Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program ...303 any ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    ...and or title, or the plate attached to the left STEP TWO: If after contacting a Oldsmobile. Normally, any problems top of the instrument panel and visible... delivery date and present further help, contact the Oldsmobile Service Departments. Sometimes, mileage Customer Assistance Networkby...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    When contacting Oldsmobile, please remember thatyour problem will likely be resolvedin the dealemhip,using the dealership's hcdities, equipment and personnel. That is why we suggest you follow Step One first if you have a problem. 299
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...successful, or if you do not wish to been substantially satisfied, Oldsmobile about filing a claim, you may also write participate in mediation, ...can resolve individual dispute settlement process should disputes involving vehicle repairs and ordinarily take about40 days from the the interpretationof ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ... that if you unhappy with did not first contact your dealer or Oldsmobile) . the results of BBB AUTO LINE, you We encourage you to use this ... if you choose). Arbitrators 1-800-955-5100. You may also call the Oldsmobile Customer Assistance make decisions basedon the principles of fairness and equity, ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer, or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, ...ll notify us. 1-800-442-6537, or Please call us at write: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network P.O. Box 30095 Lansing, Michigan 48909 In Canada,...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ... Roadside Assistance covers all 1993 Oldsmobile vehicles? 1-800-535-OLDS (6537) is the one number to call for assistance in the Coverage is for the Oldsmobile vehicle, United States. Trained Customer ... Program. The Assistance, Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance number is fully staffed and operational 24 ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario LlH 8P7. Oldsmobile regularly sends its dealers useful service ...or affecting a small number of cars trucks. Your Oldsmobile dealer or a qualified technician may have to ...to your vehicle. You can subscribe toa l Oldsmobile l bulletins. This way you'll get them ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... PSP'S This will include bulletins forall vehicles sold by Oldsmobile and will not If you don't ... and entitles you to all PSP's published by Oldsmobile during the model year? You how you can ...Find in the Index A list of all PSP's publishedby Oldsmobile in a model year (1989 or later). PSP's ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    ...is mailed to you. There isno apply to the most recent Oldsmobile models will be listed in the most recent charge for indexes for the 1989-1993 model years. publication ... yet, we'll send you the most are at your participating Oldsmobile recently published issue. Check the order form for ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    Publication Order Form Oldsmobile Division service publications are intended for useby professional, qualified technicians. Attempting repairs or service without the ... Publications lndexes (Mailed at no charge) MODEL YEAR QUANTIN 1993 Model Year 1992 Model Year 1991 Model Year ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... andpayableor m Mail check order (in U.S. funds) to: QUANTITY * SUBTOTAL PRICE ev 1993 Model Year with Binder $100.00 100.00 100.00 100.00... Year with Binder 1989 Model Year with Binder Subtotal Subscription Service Subtotal Service Publications (From Front) Lansing Lithographers I? 0. Box 23188 ...
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    1993 Sewice Manuals Order Form ght Eig'hVNin'ety Eilghty Achieva Cutlass Ciera Cutlass ... orders must remit U.S. funds andadd $10 for each Service Manual to cover postage and handling.) STREET ... Check h'erefor free order form for past-model Service Manuals * Price subject to change without prior ...
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    ... 242 Brake Fluid...Electrical Equipment ...263 Engine Coolant...238 Engine Oil ...229 Power Steering ... Fluid...235 Shifting ...60 Battery ...243 Jump Starting ...195 Battery Warning Light Electronic ...111 Standard ...UO Blizzard ...182 Block Heater. Engine ...-58 Blowout, Tire ...209 Brake Fluid ...
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    Jack,Tire... Runpstartipg ...; ..., . . 1 9 5 .210 Keys ... .4;6
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    ...Defects, Reporting...302 Scheduled Maintenance Services...278 Seat Adjustment ...E. 43 Head Restraints ...14 Manual Front Seat ...12 Manual ...13 Reclining Seatback ...13 Seat Belts (seeSafety Belts) Seat Controls ...12 Security Light ...53 Service Engine Soon Light (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) ...104...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Inflatable Restraint (SIR) ...23 Light ...24 Servicing Oldsmobiles with SIR . .27 Tape Player (see ... ...180 Towing a Trailer ...183 Towing Your Oldsmobile ...199 Traction Control ...159 Traction Control ... ...54 . Release. Remote ...48, 54 Security Override ...54 Turn Signal Indicator ...72 Turn ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ... System ...107. 1l1 Check Oil ...109. E Coolant Temperature ...1 8 0 Engine Speed ...126 If You're Caught in a Blizzard ...Wrecker Towing ...199 Oil ...108. 113 Safety Belt ...19 Service Engine Soon...104 . Traction Control ...106 Washer. Windshield ...74 Weight ( G V W R ) ...246 Wheel Alignment & ...
  • 1993 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    Sewice Station Infomation The Delco Freedom@ batteryneeds no water. See Page 243 Coohg System Check and add coolantonly at the coolant ... The fluid should be at or a little above the FULL HCYI' mark when the engine is warm. If the engine is cool, the level shouldbe between the FULL COLD and FULL HUI'...
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