1999 Oldsmobile 88 Owner's Manual

1999 Oldsmobile 88 Manual

1999 Oldsmobile 88 manual table of contents:

  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 1
    yellowblue The 1999 Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual 1-1 2-1 3-1 4-1 5-1 6-1 7-1 8-1 Seats and Restraint Systems This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the "SRS" system. Features and Controls This section explains ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 2
    yellowblue We support voluntary technician certification. GENERAL MOTORS, GM, the GM Emblem, OLDSMOBILE, the OLDSMOBILE Rocket Emblem and the name EIGHTY-EIGHT .... If you sell the vehicle, please leave this manual in it so the new owner can use it. For Canadian Owners Who ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 3
    ...Manual Many people read their owner's manual from beginning to end when they first receive ... about the features and controls for your vehicle. In this manual, you'll find that pictures and ... place to look for what you need is the Index in back of the manual. It's an alphabetical list of what's...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 4
    ...not be covered by your warranty, and it could be costly. But the notice will tell you what to do to help avoid the damage. When you read other manuals, you might see CAUTION and NOTICE warnings in different colors or in different words. You'll also see warning labels on your vehicle. They use the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 5
    ... DOOR LOCK UNLOCK TURN SIGNALS LIGHTER PARKING LAMPS FASTEN SEAT BELTS WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER HORN BRAKE HAZARD WARNING FLASHER POWER WINDOW DAYTIME RUNNING LAMPS REAR WINDOW DEFOGGER COOLANT SPEAKER ENGINE OIL PRESSURE VENTILATING FAN FUEL AIR BAG FOG LAMPS ANTI-LOCK BRAKES v
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    yellowblue  NOTES vi
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 7
    ...properly. You can also learn about some things you should not do with air bags and safety belts. 1-2 1-5 1-9 1-10 1-10 1-17 1-18 1-18 1-...30 1-32 1-35 1-47 1-50 1-50 1-50 Rear Seat Passengers Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Children Child Restraints ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 8
    ... to make sure the seat is locked into place. Manual Front Seat Power Seat (If Equipped) To adjust the power seat, read the following instructions. Seat Control (A): Raise the front of the seat by ... control of the vehicle if you try to adjust a manual driver's seat while the vehicle is moving. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 9
    yellowblue Raise the rear of the seat by holding the rear of the switch up. Lower the rear of the seat by holding the rear of the switch down. Move the seat higher by holding the switch up. Lower the seat by holding the switch down. Move the seat forward by holding the switch forward. Move the seat ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 10
    ... you buckle up, your safety belts can’t do their job when youମ. it, receiving neck or other injuries. The lap belt can’t do its job either. In a crash ... go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at your... in the seat and wear your safety belt properly. But don’t have a seatback...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 11
    ... and using a safety belt properly. Safety Belts: They're for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It... you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system. CAUTION: Don't let anyone ride where he ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 12
    ... comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See "Safety Belt Reminder Light" in the Index.) Why Safety Belts ... Canadian provinces, the law says to wear safety belts. Here's why: They work. You never ... After more than 30 years of safety belts in vehicles, the facts are clear. In most crashes buckling...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 13
    yellowblue Put someone on it. Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-7
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 14
    yellowblue The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ... 1-8
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 15
    ... greater if you are belted. If my vehicle has air bags, why should I have to wear safety belts? Air bags are in many vehicles today and will ... they work with safety belts -- not instead of them. Every air bag system ever ... use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 16
    ... up straight. How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. Be aware that there are special things to know about safety belts and children....a child will be riding in your vehicle, see the part of this manual called "Children." Follow those rules for ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 17
    ... up the latch plate and pull the belt across you. Don't let it get... plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn't long enough, see "Safety... you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had... serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 18
    ...Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder belt adjuster to the height that is right for you. To move it... locked into position. Adjust the height so that the shoulder portion of the belt is centered on your shoulder. The belt should be away from your face and neck, but not falling off your...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 19
    ...? CAUTION: You can be seriously hurt if your shoulder belt is too loose. In a crash, you would move forward too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won't give nearly as much protection this way. 1-13
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 20
    ...CAUTION: You can be seriously injured if your belt is buckled in the wrong place like this. In a crash, the belt would go up over your abdomen. The belt forces would be there, not at the pelvic bones. ... could cause serious internal injuries. Always buckle your belt into the buckle nearest you. A: ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 21
    ...can be seriously injured if you wear the shoulder belt under your arm. In a crash, your body would ... the chance of head and neck injury. Also, the belt would apply too much force to the... internal organs like your liver or spleen. A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 22
    yellowblue Q: What's wrong with this? CAUTION: 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 to fix ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 23
    ... seriously injured if they don't wear safety belts. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The belt ...of the way. Before you close the door, be sure the belt is out of the way. If you slam the door on it, you can damage both the belt and your vehicle. A pregnant woman should wear ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 24
    ...) This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) or air bag system. Your vehicle has "Next Generation" frontal air bags -- one air bag for the driver and another air bag ... the right front passenger. Next Generation frontal air bags are designed to help reduce the risk of ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 25
    ... is true even with Next Generation frontal air bags. Safety belts help keep you in position... air bags -- even Next Generation air bags -- are designed to work with safety belts, but don't replace...vehicle should wear a safety belt properly -- whether or not there's an air bag for that person. 1-19
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 26
    ... infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. ... right front passenger's safety belt. The system checks the air bag electrical system for malfunctions. ... tells you if there is an electrical problem. See "Air Bag Readiness Light" in the Index ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 27
    yellowblue How the Air Bag System Works The right front passenger's air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger's side. Where are the air bags? The driver's air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. 1-21
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 28
    ...or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. The air bag is not designed to inflate in rollovers, side impacts or rear impacts, because inflation ... it might force the object into that person. The path of an inflating air bag must be kept clear. Don't put ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 29
    ... to do so. If you have breathing problems but can't get out of the vehicle after an air bag inflates, then get fresh air by opening...in another crash. A new system will include air bag modules and possibly other parts. The service manual for your vehicle covers the need to replace other parts. 1-23...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 30
    .... Your dealer and the Eighty Eight Service Manual have information about servicing your vehicle and the air bag system. To purchase a service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. 1-24
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 31
    ... off and the battery is disconnected, an air bag can still inflate during improper service. You can be injured if you are close to an air bag when it inflates. Avoid ... connectors. They are probably part of the air bag system. Be sure to follow proper service procedures, and make sure ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 32
    ... the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. Make sure the ...be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. Rear Seat Passengers Itମ. more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 33
    yellowblue Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions Lap-Shoulder Belt The positions next to the windows have lap-shoulder belts. Here's how to ... this happens, let the belt go back slightly to unlock it. Then pull the belt across you more slowly. 2. Push the latch plate into the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 34
    ... on the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt is not long enough, see "Safety Belt Extender"...is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. ... lap part tight, pull down on the buckle end of the belt as you pull up on the shoulder part. 1-28
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 35
    ... too much, which could increase injury. The shoulder belt should fit against your body. The ... could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the ... a sudden stop or a crash, or if you pull the belt very quickly out of the retractor. To unlatch the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 36
    ... Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added safety belt comfort for children who ... and head. There is one guide for each outside passenger position in the rear seat. To provide added safety belt comfort for children who have outgrown child ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 37
    yellowblue 2. Slide the guide under and past the belt. The elastic cord must be under the belt. Then... belt, and insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 3. Be sure that the belt is not twisted and it lies flat. The elastic cord must be under the belt and the guide on top. 1-31
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 38
    ...CAUTION: Children who are up against, or very close to, any air bag when it inflates can be seriously injured or ...has Next Generation frontal air bags. Air bags plus lap-shoulder belts offer the ...and infants. Neither the vehicle's safety belt system nor its air bag system is designed for them. Young...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 39
    ... child or infant restraint. The instructions for the restraint will say whether it is the right type and size for your ...s hip bones are so small that a regular belt might not stay low on the hips, ... will likely be over the child’s abdomen. In a crash, the belt would apply force right on the childମ.
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 40
    yellowblue CAUTION: (Continued) at only 25 mph (40 km/h), a 12-lb. (5.5 kg) baby will suddenly become a 240-lb. (110 kg) force on your arms. The baby would be almost impossible to hold. Secure the baby in an infant restraint. CAUTION: Never hold a baby in your arms while riding in a vehicle. A ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 41
    ...restraints? Add-on child restraints are available in four basic types. When selecting a child restraint, take into consideration not only the child's weight and size, but also whether or not the restraint will be compatible with the motor vehicle in which it will be used. An infant car bed (A) is...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 42
    ... up to about 20 lbs. (9 kg) and about one year of age. This type of restraint faces the rear so that the infant's head, neck and body can have the support they need in a frontal crash. Some infant seats come in two parts -- the base stays secured ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 43
    ... are designed to help protect children who are from 20 to 40 lbs. (9 to 18 kg) and about 26 to 40 inches (66 to 102 cm) in height, or up to around four years of age. One type, a convertible restraint, is designed to be used either as a rear-facing infant seat or a forward-facing child seat. 1-37
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 44
    ... about four to eight years of age. It's designed to improve the fit of the vehicle's safety belt system. Booster seats with shields use lap-only belts; however, booster seats without shields use lap-shoulder belts. Booster seats can also help a child to see out the window. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 45
    ... you how to do that. Both the owner's manual and the child restraint instructions are important, so if either... has Next Generation frontal air bags. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing child restraint ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 46
    ...: A child in a child restraint in the center front seat can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger air bag if it inflates, even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. Never secure a child restraint in the center front seat. Itମ.
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 47
    ... lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. Securing a...in the child restraint when and as the instructions say. 1. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Tilt the latch plate to adjust the belt if needed. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 48
    ...is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 5.... the belt, pull up on the shoulder belt while you push down on the child restraint. If you're... to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 6. Push and pull the child restraint in different...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 49
    ...can be badly injured or killed by the right front passenger air bag if it inflates even though your vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. Never secure a child restraint in the ... the Center Rear Seat Position You'll be using the lap belt. Be sure to follow the instructions that came...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 50
    ...tilting the latch plate and pulling it along the belt. 2. Put the restraint on the seat. 3. Run the vehicle's...around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. 4. Buckle the belt. Make sure the release ...so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 51
    ...vehicle has Next Generation frontal air bags. This is because the back of the rear-facing child restraint would be very close to the inflating air bag. Always secure a rear-facing child restraint in ... and as the instructions say. 1. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 52
    ..., and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle's safety belt through or around the restraint. The child restraint instructions will show you how. If the ... button is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 1-46
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 53
    ...to push down on the child restraint as you tighten the belt. 7. Push and pull the child restraint in ...outgrown child restraints should wear the vehicle's safety belts. If you have the choice, a child should ... so the child can wear a lap-shoulder belt and get the additional restraint a shoulder belt ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 54
    ... are safer if they are restrained in the rear seat. But they need to use the safety belts properly. CAUTION: ...s upper body would have the restraint that belts provide. If the child is sitting in a rear seat outside position, see “Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides” in the Index. If the child is ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 55
    ...child is sitting in a seat that has a lap-shoulder belt, but the shoulder part is behind the child....way, in a crash the child might slide under the belt. The belt's force would then be applied ...hips, just touching the child's thighs. This applies belt force to the child's pelvic bones in a crash...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 56
    ... special part of the safety belt that goes through the seat to the adjuster may need to be replaced. If an air bag inflates, you'll need to replace air bag system parts. See the part on the air bag system earlier in this section. Checking Your Restraint Systems Now and ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 57
    ...Section 2 Features and Controls Here you can learn about the many standard and optional features on your vehicle, and information on starting, shifting and braking.... you if everything is working properly -- and what to do if you have a problem. 2-2 2-4 2-8 2-13 2-15 2-16 2-17 2-18 2-20 2-21 2-22 2-26...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 58
    yellowblue Keys CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be badly injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in a vehicle with children....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 59
    ... is delivered, the dealer removes the plugs from the keys and gives them to the first owner. However, the ignition key may not have a plug. If the ignition key ... of features that can help prevent theft. But you can have a lot of trouble getting into your vehicle if you ever lock your keys inside. You...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 60
    ...crash if the doors aren't locked. Wear safety belts properly, lock your doors, and you ...lock control transmitter, if your vehicle has this option. To lock the door from the inside, slide the locking lever ... passenger's door lock switch. The switch on each rear door works only that door's lock. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 61
    ... you're not in PARK (P), have that person use the manual or power lock. When the door is closed again, it will not lock automatically. Just use the manual or power lock to lock the door again. If .... You will always need to lock your doors manually before driving to increase occupant safety.) ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 62
    yellowblue 5. Release the power door lock switch. The automatic door locks will remain in the most recent mode selected. This procedure changes the mode for only the transmitter used to change this setting. The procedure will need to be repeated for the second transmitter. Personalization ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 63
    ... To Use One of These Locks 1. Open one of the rear doors. 2. Move the lever all the way up to...Rear Door Security Lock Your vehicle is equipped with rear door security locks that help prevent passengers ... the door. 4. Do the same thing to the other rear door lock. The rear doors of your vehicle cannot ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 64
    ...t cancel the security lock feature, adults or older children who ride in the rear won’t be able to open the ... locks work, and how to cancel the locks. To Cancel the Rear Door Security Lock 1. Unlock the door and ... way down. 3. Do the same for the other rear door. The rear door locks will now work ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 65
    ... device. Changes or modifications to this system by other than an authorized service facility could void authorization to use this equipment. ... higher, and try again. qualified technician for service. D Check the location. Other vehicles or objects may be D If you're still having trouble, see your...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 66
    ... D Delayed Locking: This feature lets the driver delay the actual locking of the vehicle. When all doors have been closed, the doors will lock automatically after five seconds. For more detailed information and programming instructions, refer to the Index for each individual feature listed. 2-10
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 67
    ... Mode 5. To change to another mode: 1. Turn the ignition key to OFF. 2. Press and hold LOCK on the driver's power door lock switch located on the driver's door. 3. Press the trunk button on the transmitter to enter the programming mode. The transmitter will remain in its current mode. 4. Press ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 68
    ...in your remote lock control transmitter should last about two years. You can tell the battery is weak if the transmitter won't work at the normal range in any location. If you have to get close to your vehicle before the transmitter works, it's probably time to change the battery. NOTICE: When ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 69
    ... 3. Remove and replace the battery. Replace it as the instructions inside the cover indicate. 4. Snap the transmitter ... selection except RECIRC. That will force outside air into your vehicle. See "Comfort Controls" in the Index. D If you have air outlets on or under the instrument panel, open ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 70
    yellowblue Remote Trunk Release (If Equipped) Press the release button located to the left of the steering column to release the trunk lid. The remote trunk release lockout switch must be ON, and the transaxle in PARK (P). Remote Trunk Release Lockout (If Equipped) The trunk release switch in the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 71
    yellowblue Theft Vehicle theft is big business, especially in some cities. Although your vehicle has a number of theft-deterrent features, we know that nothing we put on it can make it impossible to steal. However, there are ways you can help. Parking Lots If you park in a lot where someone will ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 72
    ... Circuit Breakers" in the Index). If the starter won't work with the other key, your vehicle needs service. If your vehicle does start, the first ignition key may be faulty. See your dealer or a locksmith who can service the PASS-Key II. PASS-Key II uses a resistor ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 73
    ... PASS-Key II system, however, is not working properly and must be serviced by your dealer. Your vehicle is not protected by the PASS-Key II... or a locksmith who can service PASS-Key II to have a new key made. In an emergency, call the Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Center at 1-800-442-OLDS (6537). In ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 74
    yellowblue Ignition Positions CAUTION: Leaving children in a vehicle with the ignition key is dangerous for many reasons. A child or others could be injured or even killed. They could operate power windows or other controls or even make the vehicle move. Don't leave the keys in the vehicle with ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 75
    ... RUN are on positions that allow you to operate your electrical accessories, such as the radio. NOTICE: If your key seems stuck in LOCK and you can't ... key or the ignition switch. If none of this works, then your vehicle needs service. Key Reminder Warning If you leave your key in the ignition, ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 76
    ...sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. Wait about 15 seconds between each try... help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter. 2. If it doesn't start right away, hold ... help avoid draining your battery or damaging your starter. Starting Your Engine Move your shift ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 77
    ..., check with your dealer. If you don't, your engine might not perform properly. If you ever have to have your vehicle towed, see the part of this manual that tells how to do it without damaging your vehicle. See "Towing Your Vehicle" in the Index. In very cold weather, 0_F (-18_C) or colder, ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 78
    .... Also, the wrong kind of extension cord could overheat and cause a fire. You could be ...a heavy-duty three-prong extension cord rated for at least 15 amps. Automatic Transaxle Operation ... automatic transaxle may have a shift lever located on the console between the seats or on the steering column. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 79
    ... (P) and also release the shift lever button on floor shift console models as you maintain brake application. Then move the shift lever into the... the shift lever button before moving the shift lever on floor shift console models.) See "Shifting Out of PARK (P)" later in this section. REVERSE (R):...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 80
    ..., something may be wrong with a transaxle system sensor. If you drive very far that way, your vehicle can be damaged. So, if this happens, have your vehicle serviced right away. Until then, you can use SECOND (2) when you are driving less than 35 mph (55 km/h) and AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE ( ) for higher ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 81
    yellowblue THIRD (3): This position is also used for normal driving, however, it offers more power and lower fuel economy than AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE ( ). B NOTICE: Don't drive in SECOND (2) for more than 5 miles (8 km), or at speeds over 55 mph (90 km/h), or you can damage your transaxle. Use ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 82
    ...solid object. You could damage your transaxle. Also, if you stop when going uphill, don't hold your vehicle there with only the accelerator pedal. This could overheat and damage the transaxle. Use your brakes or shift into PARK (P) to hold your vehicle in position on a hill. Parking Brake To set ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 83
    .... If you're pulling a trailer, see "Towing a Trailer" in the Index. NOTICE: Driving with the parking brake on can cause your rear brakes to overheat. You may have to replace them, and you could also damage other parts of your vehicle. If you ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 84
    yellowblue Steering Column Shift Lever 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake. D Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Turn the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can leave your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand,...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 85
    yellowblue Console Shift Lever (Option) D Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and set the parking brake Leaving Your ...the parking brake firmly set. And, if you leave the vehicle with the engine running, it could overheat and even catch fire. You or others could be injured. Don't leave ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 86
    ... end of Step 4. 3. Shift to NEUTRAL (N). 4. Start the vehicle and then shift to the drive gear you want. 5. Take your vehicle to an authorized service center as soon as you can. Shifting Out of PARK (P) CAUTION: Before shifting out of PARK (P) you must fully apply your regular brakes. Your vehicle ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 87
    yellowblue Parking Over Things That Burn Engine Exhaust CAUTION: Engine exhaust can kill. It contains the gas carbon monoxide (CO), which you can't see or smell. It can cause unconsciousness and death. You might have exhaust coming in if: D Your exhaust system sounds strange or different. D ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 88
    yellowblue Running Your Engine While You're Parked It's better not to park with the engine running. But if you ever have to, here are some things to know. CAUTION: It can be dangerous to get out of your vehicle if the shift lever is not fully in PARK (P) with the parking brake firmly set. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 89
    yellowblue Windows Power Windows Express-Down Window When the driver's AUTO switch is held rearward briefly and then released, the window will automatically lower completely. The window can be opened in smaller amounts by pressing the switch rearward and releasing it immediately. To stop the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 90
    yellowblue Tilt Wheel Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever D D D D D Turn and Lane Change Signals Headlamp High/Low Beam Changer Flash-To-Pass Feature Windshield Wipers and Washer Cruise Control Turn and Lane Change Signals The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 91
    ..., a different turn signal flasher may be used. With this flasher installed, the signal will flash even if a turn signal bulb is burned out. Check the front and rear turn signal lamps regularly to make sure they are working. Turn Signal On Chime If your turn signal is left on for more than 3/4 of a ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 92
    yellowblue Windshield Wipers For a single wiping cycle, turn the band to MIST. Hold it there until the wipers start, then let go. The wipers will stop after one cycle. If you want more cycles, hold the band on MIST longer. For steady wiping at low speed, turn the band away from you to LO. For ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 93
    .... Otherwise the washer fluid can form ice on the windshield, blocking your vision. If the fluid in the windshield washer reservoir is low, vehicles with the optional reminder package have a LOW WASH light in the instrument cluster that will illuminate. See "Low Washer Fluid Warning Light" in the...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 94
    yellowblue Setting Cruise Control CAUTION: D Cruise control can be dangerous where you can't drive safely at a steady speed. So, don't use your cruise control on winding roads or in heavy traffic. Cruise control can be dangerous on slippery roads. On such roads, fast changes in tire traction ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 95
    ...the accelerator pedal to maintain your speed. When going downhill, you may have to brake or shift to a lower gear to keep your speed down. Of course, applying the brake takes you out of cruise control. Many drivers find this to be too much trouble and don't use cruise control on steep hills. 2-39
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    ...turn off all the lamps and lights. D D D D Parking Lamps Sidemarker Lamps Taillamps Instrument Panel Lights Lamps On Reminder If you open the driver's door while leaving the manual headlamps or parking lamps switch on and the key is removed from the ignition, you will hear a warning tone. 2-40
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 97
    yellowblue Daytime Running Lamps Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) can make it easier for others to see the front of your vehicle during the day. DRL can be helpful in many different driving conditions, but they can be especially helpful in the short periods after dawn and before sunset. A light sensor ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 98
    yellowblue Fog Lamps (If Equipped) The button for your fog lamps is below the TRUNK button on your instrument panel. Twilight Sentinel R Turn the Twilight Sentinel switch to the right from OFF. Your low-beam headlamps or parking lamps must be on for your fog lamps to work. At night, you can ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 99
    ...you lift the handle of either front door or press the UNLOCK button on the optional remote lock control transmitter, lamps inside your vehicle will turn... Panel Intensity Control You can brighten or dim your instrument cluster, radio, climate control and interior lamps by rotating the INTERIOR control...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 100
    ...the key from the ignition. This will give you time to find the door pull handle or lock switches. If your vehicle is equipped with the optional remote lock control, the exit lighting feature will activate only when retained accessory power is active. Front Reading Lamps Parade Dimming This feature...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 101
    yellowblue Rear Reading Lamps Inadvertent Load Protection This feature automatically shuts off the interior lamps if any are left on for... open. This will keep your battery from running down. Mirrors Inside Day/Night Manual Rearview Mirror These lamps will come on when you open the doors. To turn ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 102
    yellowblue Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview Mirror with Compass (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have an electrochromic inside rearview mirror with a compass. The mirror also includes an eight-point compass display in the upper right corner of the mirror face. When on, the compass automatically ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 103
    ... appear in the compass window, the mirror may need calibration. The mirror can be calibrated in one of two ways: The right side of the switch located at the bottom of the mirror turns the electrochromic mirror on and off. To turn on the automatic dimming feature, press MIRROR. To turn off automatic...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 104
    ...false readings. To adjust for compass variance: 1. Press and hold the COMPASS button located at the bottom of the mirror until a zone number appears in the display. 2. Find your current location and variance zone number on the following zone map. 3. Press the COMPASS...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 105
    yellowblue Manual Remote Control Mirror The outside rearview mirror should be adjusted so you can just see the side of your vehicle when you are sitting in a comfortable driving position. Power Remote Control Mirrors (If Equipped) A control lever on the driver's door controls both outside ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 106
    ..., you could hit a vehicle on your right. Check your inside mirror or glance over your shoulder before changing lanes. Map Pocket The storage compartments are located on each front door. Front Storage Armrest The front armrest opens into a storage area. To open it, lift the front edge. Inside you ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 107
    yellowblue Front Storage Console (Option) Lift the rear of the armrest to reveal the storage space. On vehicles equipped with an armrest, the front armrest ...in use. Press the cupholder back to its recessed position when not in use. Your vehicle may have a rear storage armrest with cupholders. 2-51
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 108
    ... the trunk. Put small loads, like grocery bags, behind the net. It can help keep them ...and then lift the metal tray out. To clean the rear ashtray, open it, push down on the snuffer and ...the heating element when it's ready. That can make it overheat, damaging the lighter and the heating element. 2-...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 109
    ... such as a cellular telephone, CB radio, etc. Follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any ... above the front passenger door and each rear door can be used when getting out ... power outlet is located on the right side of the console, at the bottom. Garment Hooks Rear garment ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 110
    yellowblue The Instrument Panel - Your Information System 2-54
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 111
    ... K. Driver's Side Fuse Panel (under the instrument panel) L. Fog Lamp Switch (If Equipped) M. Trunk Release Switch N. Hazard Warning Flashers Switch O. Traction Control Switch (If Equipped) P. Ashtray, Cigarette Lighter and Accessory Power Outlet Q. Audio System R. Glove Box S. Air Outlet 2-55
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 112
    yellowblue Instrument Panel Cluster Your instrument panel cluster is designed to let you know at a glance how your vehicle is running. You'll know how fast you're going, how much fuel you're using, and many other things you'll need to drive safely and economically. Your vehicle is ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 113
    ... installed. If the new one can be set to the mileage total of the old odometer, then it must be.... must be put on the driver's door to show the old mileage reading when the new odometer was installed. Trip ... may be on your vehicle. The pictures will help you locate them. Warning lights and gages can ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 114
    ... for about 70 seconds. If the driver’s belt is already buckled, neither the chime nor the light will come on. Air Bag Readiness Light There is ...s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors, the air bag ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 115
    .... Then the light should go out. This means the system is ready. If the air bag readiness light stays on after you start the engine or ...on when you are driving, your air bag system may not work properly. Have your vehicle serviced right away. The air bag readiness light should flash for a few seconds ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 116
    ... don't have anti-lock brakes and there's a problem with your regular brakes. See "Brake System Warning ...it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. CAUTION: Your brake system may not be ... on after your parking brake is fully released, it means you have a brake problem. 2-60
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 117
    ... so it will be ready to warn you if there's a problem. If it stays on, or comes on when you're driving... may be a problem with your traction control system and your vehicle may need service. ...traction control system is affected by an engine-related problem, the system will turn off and the warning ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 118
    ...your engine is too hot! It means your engine coolant has overheated. A warning chime may also sound. If you have been...off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. The "Problems on the Road" section of this manual explains what to do. See "Engine Overheating" in...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 119
    ... a cleaner environment. The CHECK ENGINE light comes on to indicate that there is a problem and service is required. Malfunctions often will be indicated by the system before any problem is apparent. This may prevent more serious damage to your vehicle. This ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 120
    ...drive the vehicle to your dealer or qualified service center for service. If the Light Is On Steady You ...damage the emission control system on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and ...malfunction has been detected on your vehicle. Dealer or qualified service center diagnosis and...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 121
    ...your engine not to run as efficiently as designed. You may notice this as stalling after start-up, ...light turn off, have your dealer or qualified service center check the vehicle. Your dealer has ... diagnostic tools to fix any mechanical or electrical problems that may have developed. Engine Oil Level...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 122
    ...the key to START and will stay on until the vehicle starts. Here are some things that owners ask about. None of these show a problem with your fuel gage: D At the service station, the gas pump shuts off before the gage reads F (FULL). D It...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 123
    ... offered with your vehicle. Be sure to read about the particular systems supplied with your vehicle. 3-2 3-3 3-4 3-4 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-9 Comfort Controls Air Conditioning Heating Rear Window Defogger Ventilation System Audio Systems Setting the Clock AM-...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 124
    ...the upper instrument panel outlets while warmed air is directed to the lower outlets. Some airflow will ... side window outlets. DEFOG: This setting directs air to the windshield, side window and lower outlets... Climate Control Mode Knob The left knob allows you to choose the direction of air delivery. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 125
    ... that A/C is active. The air conditioning compressor will only come on when the system needs it. Fan Knob The center ... and controls the force of air you want. Turn the knob clockwise to increase fan ... is turned to OFF. Temperature Knob The right knob regulates the temperature of the air coming through...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 126
    yellowblue Heating Turn the temperature knob toward the red area for warmer air. To warm the vehicle up on very cold days, select the LOWER ...: Do not try to clear frost or other material from the inside of the rear window with a razor blade or anything else that is sharp. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 127
    ... vehicle's flow-through ventilation system supplies outside air into the vehicle when it's moving. Outside air ... a console, turn the control between the rear outlets up to direct air through the upper outlets. Turn the control down to direct air through the lower outlets. Adjust the direction of ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 128
    ...climate control in cold weather, select LOWER to supply air through the floor outlets. Then turn the ... moments before driving away. This will blow moist air from intake outlets toward the floor, not the ... clock may be set with the ignition on or off. D Keep the air path under the front seats clear of...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 129
    yellowblue AM-FM Stereo RECALL: Press this button briefly to recall the station being played or ... lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored ...P SCAN will appear on the display. Playing the Radio PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 130
    ...: Press the knob lightly so it extends. Then pull the knob all the way out. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. Push these knobs back into their stored positions when you're ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 131
    yellowblue AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape Player and Automatic Tone Control (If ... this knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position when ... will mute while seeking. Playing the Radio PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 132
    ... this control, the radio's tone setting will switch to manual. TREB: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Then ... and MANUAL will appear. Manual tone control will return to the BASS and TREB knobs. Also, if you use the BASS and TREB knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL will appear. 3-10
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 133
    ... Then pull the knob all the way out. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. Push these knobs back... down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. REV (1): Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 134
    ... If you have a tape inserted and the radio is playing, press TAPE AUX to play ...-FM. The inactive tape will remain safely inside the radio for future listening. EJECT: Press this button to... for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display --- to show the indicator was reset. D 3-12
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    yellowblue AM-FM Stereo with Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player with Automatic Tone Control...knob lightly so it extends. Turn it to choose radio stations. Push the knob back into its stored position ...will mute while seeking. Playing the Radio PWR-VOL: Press this knob to turn the system on and off....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 136
    ... this control, the radio's tone setting will switch to manual. TREB: Press this knob lightly so it extends. Then...CLASSIC appears and MANUAL will appear. Tone control will return to the BASS and TREB knobs. Also, ... use the BASS and TREB knobs, control will return to them and MANUAL will appear. 3-14
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 137
    ... Then pull the knob all the way out. Turn it to move the sound to the front or rear speakers. The middle position balances the sound between the speakers. Push these knobs back... down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. REV (1): Press this button to reverse the tape rapidly...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 138
    ... display will show TP and CD. EJECT: Press this button to remove the tape. The radio will play. EJECT may be activated with either the ignition or radio off.... player, press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display --- to show the indicator was reset. D 3-16
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 139
    ...or RCL. The CD player will play either normal-size discs or the smaller 8 cm discs with an adapter. Note...it down and provide it to your dealer when reporting the problem. REV (1): Press and hold this button to ...D E20: The disc is dirty, scratched, wet or D E20: The air is very humid. If so, wait about...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 140
    ... battery loses power for any reason, you must unlock the radio with the secret code before it will operate. Activating the Theft-Deterrent Feature The instructions which follow explain how to enter your secret code to activate the THEFTLOCK system. It...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 141
    ... any three or four-digit number from 000 to 1999 and keep it in a safe place separate from... vehicle. 2. Turn the ignition to ACCESSORY or RUN. 3. Turn the radio off. 4. Press the 1 and 4 buttons together. ... show SEC to let you know that your radio is secure. Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 142
    ... code entered is incorrect, SEC will appear on the display. The radio will remain secured until the correct code is... and LOC will appear on the display. To unlock a secured radio, see "Unlocking the Theft-Deterrent Feature After... if you ever get it. FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound, ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 143
    ... every 50 hours of use. Your radio may display CLN to indicate that you ... radio -- be sure you can add what you want. If you can, itମ. of your vehicle’s engine, Delco Electronics radio or other systems, and even damage ... be sure to check Federal rules covering mobile radio and telephone units. 3-21
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 144
    ...-type cleaner which uses a cassette with a fabric belt to clean the tape head. This type of cleaning ...EJECT for five seconds to reset the CLN indicator. The radio will display --- to show the indicator was reset. Cassettes ...before you have your tape player serviced. Care of Your Compact Discs Handle ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 145
    ...clean the antenna mast: 1. Turn on the ignition and radio to raise the antenna. 2. Dampen a clean cloth ...does not go down when you turn the radio off, it may be damaged or need to be cleaned....your dealer for a replacement kit and follow the instructions in the kit. NOTICE: Don't lubricate the power...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 146
    yellowblue  NOTES 3-24
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 147
    yellowblue Section 4 Your Driving and the Road Here you'll find information about driving on different kinds of roads and in varying weather conditions. We've also included many other useful tips on driving. 4-2 4-3 4-6 4-6 4-10 4-12 4-13 4-14 4-15 4-17 Defensive Driving Drunken Driving ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 148
    ... that pedestrians or other drivers are going to be careless and make mistakes. Anticipate what they might do. Be ready for their mistakes. Rear-end collisions are about the most preventable of accidents. Yet they are common. Allow enough following distance. It's the best defensive driving maneuver...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 149
    ...drive a vehicle: The obvious way to solve the leading highway safety problem is for people never to drink alcohol and then drive. But what ...depends on each person and situation, here is some general information on the problem. The Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) of someone who is drinking depends ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 150
    yellowblue Since alcohol is carried in body water, this means that a woman generally will reach a higher BAC level than a man of her same body weight when each has the same number of drinks. The law in many U.S. states sets the legal limit at a BAC of 0.10 percent. In a growing number of U.S. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 151
    yellowblue The body takes about an hour to rid itself of the alcohol in one drink. No amount of coffee or number of cold showers will speed that up. "I'll be careful" isn't the right answer. What if there's an emergency, a need to take sudden action, as when a child darts into the street?...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 152
    yellowblue Control of a Vehicle You have three systems that make your vehicle go where you want it to go. They are the brakes, the steering and the accelerator. All three systems have to do their work at the places where the tires meet the road. Braking Braking action involves perception time and...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 153
    ... motor or clicking noise while this test is going on, and you may even notice that your brake pedal moves or pulses a little. This is normal. If there's a problem with the anti-lock brake system, this warning light will stay on. See "Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light" in the Index. 4-7
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 154
    ... are slowing down. If one of the wheels is about to stop rolling, the computer will separately work the brakes at each front wheel and at both rear wheels. You can steer around the obstacle while braking hard. As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on wheel speed and controls braking ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 155
    ... in the Index.) This light should come on briefly when you start the engine. If it stays on or comes on while you are driving, there’s a problem with your traction control system. Traction Control System (If Equipped) Your vehicle may have a traction control system that limits wheel spin. This ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 156
    ...vehicle ever gets stuck in sand, mud, ice or snow. See "Rocking Your Vehicle" in the Index.) To turn the system off, press the T/C button located to the right of the steering wheel. The traction control system warning light will come on and stay on. If the system is limiting wheel spin when you ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 157
    ... front of you. You can avoid these problems by braking -- if you can stop in ... That's the time for evasive action -- steering around the problem. Your vehicle can perform very well... can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 158
    ... object. The fact that such emergency situations are always possible is a good reason to practice defensive driving at all times and wear safety belts properly. If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement, recovery should be fairly easy. Ease off the accelerator and then, if ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 159
    yellowblue Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a two-lane highway waits for just the right moment, accelerates, moves around the vehicle ahead, then goes back into the right lane again. A simple maneuver? Not necessarily! Passing another vehicle on a two-lane highway is a ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 160
    ...down or starting to turn. following driver to get ahead of you. Perhaps you can ease a little to the right. Loss of Control Let's review what driving experts say about what happens when the three control systems (brakes, steering and acceleration) don't have enough friction where the tires meet...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 161
    ... you have any doubt. Remember: Any anti-lock brake system (ABS) helps avoid only the braking skid. Driving at Night Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be impaired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. 4-15
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 162
    yellowblue Here are some tips on night driving. will have less trouble adjusting to night. But if you're driving, don't wear sunglasses at night. They may cut down on glare from headlamps, but they also make a lot of things invisible. You can be temporarily blinded by approaching headlamps. It ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 163
    yellowblue Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads Rain and wet roads can mean driving trouble. On a wet road, you can't stop, accelerate or turn as well because your tire-to-road traction isn't as good as on dry roads. And, if your tires don't have much tread left, you'll get even less traction....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 164
    ... wash, apply your brake pedal lightly until your brakes work normally. Driving too fast through large water puddles or even going through some car washes can cause problems, too. The water may affect your brakes. Try to avoid puddles. But if you can't, try to slow down before you hit them. 4-18
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 165
    .... Driving Through Deep Standing Water NOTICE: If you drive too quickly through deep puddles or standing water, water can come in through your engine's air intake and badly damage your engine. Never drive through water that is slightly lower than the underbody of your vehicle. If you can't ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 166
    .... (See the next part, "Freeway Driving.") D Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most D Treat a green light as a warning signal... cleared the intersection or may be running the red light. One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You'll want to ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 167
    ... as often as necessary. Try to blend smoothly with the traffic flow. Once you are on the freeway, adjust your speed to the posted limit or to the prevailing rate if it's slower. Stay in the right lane unless you want to pass. Before changing lanes, check your mirrors. Then use your turn signal. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 168
    ...drive in. Is your vehicle ready for a long trip? If you keep it serviced and maintained, it's ready to go. If it needs service, have... out. Of course, you'll find experienced and able service experts in Oldsmobile dealerships all across North America. They'll be ready and willing to help if you ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 169
    ... frequently. Driving on steep hills or mountains is different from driving in flat or rolling terrain. D If you get sleepy, pull off the road into a rest, service or parking area and take a nap, get some exercise, or both. For safety, treat drowsiness on the highway as an emergency. 4-23
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 170
    ... of the road. Drive at speeds that let you stay in your own lane. something in your lane, like a stalled car or an accident. special problems. Examples are long grades, passing or no-passing zones, a falling rocks area or winding roads. Be alert ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 171
    ... of reflective warning triangles. And, if you will be driving under severe conditions, include a small bag of sand, a piece of old carpet or a couple of burlap bags to help provide traction. Be sure you properly secure these items in your vehicle. 4-25
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 172
    .... What's the worst time for this? "Wet ice." Very cold snow or ice can be slick and hard to drive on. But wet ice can be even more trouble because it may offer the least traction of all. You can get wet ice when it's about freezing (32_F; 0_C) and freezing rain begins to fall. Try to avoid ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 173
    yellowblue Your anti-lock brakes improve your vehicle's stability when you make a hard stop on a slippery road. Even though you have the anti-lock braking system, you'll want to begin stopping sooner than you would on dry pavement. See "Anti-Lock" in the Index. If You're Caught in a ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 174
    ... later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for a while. If you have no blankets or extra clothing, make body insulators from newspapers, burlap bags, rags, floor mats -- anything you can wrap around yourself or tuck under your clothing to keep warm. You can run the engine to keep warm, but ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 175
    ... tow your vehicle behind another vehicle for use at your destination. Be sure to use the proper towing equipment designed for recreational towing. Follow the instructions for the towing equipment. To tow your vehicle, follow these steps: 1. Put the front wheels on a dolly. 2. Put the vehicle in PARK...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 176
    ... The Tire-Loading Information label, found on the rear edge of the driver's door, tells you the proper size, speed rating and recommended inflation ... GVWR for your vehicle, or the Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear axle. And, if you do have a...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 177
    yellowblue CAUTION: Do not load your vehicle any heavier than the GVWR, or either the maximum front or rear GAWR. If you do, parts on your vehicle can break, and it can change the way your vehicle handles. These could cause you to lose control and crash. Also, overloading can shorten the life of ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 178
    yellowblue Towing a Trailer CAUTION: If you don't use the correct equipment and drive properly, you can lose control when you pull a trailer. For example, if the trailer is too heavy, the brakes may not work well -- or even at all. You and your passengers could be seriously injured. You may also...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 179
    ... depend on any special equipment that you have on your vehicle. You can ask your dealer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network 16 E. Judson Street P.O. Box 436006 Pontiac, MI 48343-6006 D Consider using a sway control. You can ask a ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 180
    yellowblue In Canada, write to: General Motors of Canada Limited Customer Communication Centre 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Weight of the Trailer Tongue The tongue load (A) of any trailer is an important weight to measure because it affects the total or gross weight of your ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 181
    ...drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch ...own brakes? Be sure to read and follow the instructions for the trailer brakes so you'll ... systems won't work well, or at all. D The rear bumper on your vehicle is not intended ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 182
    ...hand to the left. To move the trailer to the right, move your hand to the right. Always back up slowly and, if possible, have someone guide you. Making Turns NOTICE: Making very sharp turns while trailering could cause the trailer to come in contact with the vehicle. Your vehicle could be damaged....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 183
    yellowblue When you're turning with a trailer, make wider turns than normal. Do this so your trailer won't strike soft shoulders, curbs, road signs, trees or other objects. Avoid jerky or sudden maneuvers. Signal well in advance. have a trailer lighting system plugged in, be sure to check your ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 184
    ... important in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don't overfill), engine oil, drive belt, cooling system and brake system. Each of these is covered in this manual, and the Index will help you find them quickly. If you're trailering, ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 185
    ... 5 Problems on the Road Here you'll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-8 5-8 Hazard Warning Flashers Other Warning Devices Jump Starting Towing Your Vehicle Engine Overheating 5-11 5-18 5-18 5-28 5-29 Cooling System If a Tire Goes ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 186
    yellowblue Hazard Warning Flashers Press the button in to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and off. Your hazard warning flashers ... warning flashers let you warn others. They also let police know you have a problem. Your front and rear turn signal lamps will flash on and off. 5-2...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 187
    yellowblue Other Warning Devices If you carry reflective triangles, you can set one up at the side of the road about 300 feet (100 m) behind your vehicle. NOTICE: Ignoring these steps could result in costly damage to your vehicle that wouldn't be covered by your warranty. The ACDelco FreedomR ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 188
    ... Turn off all lamps that aren't needed as well as radios. This will avoid sparks and help save both batteries. In addition, it could save your radio! NOTICE: If you leave your radio ...be covered by your warranty. 4. Open the hoods and locate the batteries. CAUTION: An electric fan can start ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 189
    yellowblue 5. Find the positive (+) and negative (-) terminals on each battery. 6. Check that the jumper cables don't have loose or missing insulation. If they do, you could get a shock. The vehicles could be damaged, too. Before you connect the cables, here are some basic things you should know....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 190
    yellowblue 8. Don't let the other end touch metal. Connect it to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 7. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 191
    ... and run the engine for a while. 12. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won't start after a few tries, it probably needs service. 13. Remove the cables in reverse order. Take care that they don't touch each other or any other metal. A. Heavy Metal Engine Part B. Good Battery ...
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    ... wheel-lift or car-carrier equipment. Consult your dealer or a professional towing service if you need to have your vehicle towed. See "Roadside Assistance" in the Index. Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage on your vehicle's instrument panel. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 193
    ... If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine CAUTION: Steam from an overheated engine can burn you badly, even ... hood. If you keep driving when your engine is overheated, the liquids in it can catch fire. You or others... be badly burned. Stop your engine if it overheats, and get out of the vehicle until the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 194
    ... of steam, try this for a minute or so: 1. If your air conditioner is on, turn it off. If your engine catches...If you get an engine overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the ...You may decide not to lift the hood but to get service help right away. 5-10
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 195
    ... engine is not running and can injure you. Keep hands, clothing and tools away from any underhood electric fan. If the coolant inside the coolant recovery tank is boiling, don't do anything else until it cools down. A. Coolant Recovery Tank B. Radiator Pressure Cap C. Electric Engine Fans 5-11
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 196
    ... overheating, both fans should be running. If they aren't, your vehicle needs service. CAUTION: Heater and radiator hoses, and other engine parts, can be...Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven't found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn't at the FULL COLD...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 197
    ...the wrong mixture, your engine could get too hot but you wouldn't get the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could be ... CAUTION: NOTICE: In cold weather, water can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. Use the recommended coolant and the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 198
    ... can add the proper coolant mixture directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before...under pressure, and if you turn the radiator pressure cap -- even a little -- they ...Never turn the cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap, is hot. Wait for the cooling ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 199
    yellowblue How to Add Coolant to the Radiator 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push ... it. Remove the pressure cap. 1. You can remove the radiator pressure cap when the cooling system, including the radiator pressure cap and upper radiator hose, is no longer hot. Turn the pressure cap ...
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    yellowblue 3. Fill the radiator with the proper DEX-COOLR coolant mixture, up to the base of the filler neck. (See "Engine Coolant" in the Index for more ...coolant recovery tank to the FULL COLD mark. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. 5-16
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    yellowblue 6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine cooling fans. 7. By this time, the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 202
    ... if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes out of a tire, it's much more ... gently brake to a stop well out of the traffic lane. A rear blowout, particularly on a curve, acts much like ...the same correction you'd use in a skid. In any rear blowout, remove your foot from the accelerator pedal....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 203
    yellowblue Removing the Spare Tire and Tools The equipment you'll need is in the trunk. 1. Pull the carpeting from the floor of the trunk. The following steps will tell you how to use the jack and change a tire. 2. Turn the center retainer bolt on the spare tire cover counterclockwise to remove...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 204
    yellowblue The box that stores the jack and wrench is on the passenger's side trunk wall. Open the box and then remove the wingbolt by turning it counterclockwise. Remove the jack and wheel wrench. The tools you'll be using include the jack (A) and wheel wrench (B). Removing Wheel Covers and ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 205
    yellowblue When reinstalling the full plastic wheel cover, align the valve stem symbol, which is molded in the back side of the cover, with the valve stem. Start replacing the nut cap by pushing it into the lug nut with the wheel wrench. Tighten the plastic caps snugly using the wheel wrench, then ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 206
    ... head into. The front notch is 10 inches (25 cm) back from the front wheel well. The rear notch is 8 inches (20 cm) forward from the rear wheel well. 4. Position the jack and raise the jack head until it fits firmly on the ridge in the vehicle's frame ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 207
    ... you could be badly injured or killed. Never get under a vehicle when it is supported only by a jack. CAUTION: Raising your vehicle with the jack improperly...damage, be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising the vehicle. 5. Raise the vehicle by turning the wheel wrench...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 208
    yellowblue 7. Remove any rust or dirt from the wheel bolts, mounting surfaces and spare wheel. CAUTION: Never use oil or grease on studs or nuts. If you do, the nuts might come loose. Your wheel could fall off, causing a serious accident. 8. Place the compact spare tire on the wheel-mounting ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 209
    yellowblue CAUTION: Incorrect wheel nuts or improperly tightened wheel nuts can cause the wheel to become loose and even come off. This could lead to an accident. Be sure to use the correct wheel nuts. If you have to replace them, be sure to get new original equipment wheel nuts. Stop somewhere as...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 210
    yellowblue Store the flat tire as far forward in the trunk as possible. Store the jack and wheel wrench in their box in the trunk on the passenger's side. NOTICE: Wheel covers won't fit on your compact spare. If you try to put a wheel cover on your compact spare, you could damage the cover or ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 211
    ... The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. See "Compact Spare Tire" later in this section. See the storing instructions label to replace your compact spare into your trunk properly. 1. Jack 2....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 212
    ... fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly...., it's best to replace your spare with a full-size tire as soon as you can. Your spare ... your vehicle through an automatic vehicle wash with guide rails. The compact spare can get caught ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 213
    ...you let your tires spin at high speed, they can explode, and you or others could be injured. And, the transaxle or other parts of the vehicle can overheat. That could cause an engine compartment fire or other damage. When you're stuck, spin the wheels as little as possible. Don't spin the wheels...
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  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 219
    ... information about the care of your vehicle. This section begins with service and fuel information, and then it...Oil Engine Air Cleaner/Filter Automatic Transaxle Fluid Engine Coolant Radiator Pressure ... Materials Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Service Parts Identification Label Electrical System ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 220
    ... do some of your own service work, you'll want to use the proper service manual. It tells you much more about how to service your vehicle than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 221
    ... vehicle could be damaged if you try to do service work on a vehicle without knowing enough about it.... you hear heavy knocking, your engine needs service. But don't worry if you hear a ... the heavy, constant knock that means you have a problem. Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle Things ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 222
    ... may be affected. The malfunction indicator lamp on your instrument panel may turn on. If this occurs, return to your authorized Oldsmobile dealer for service. To provide cleaner air, all gasolines in the United States are now required to ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 223
    yellowblue Fuels in Foreign Countries If you plan on driving in another country outside the United States or Canada, the proper fuel may be hard to find. Never use leaded gasoline or any other fuel not recommended in the previous text on fuel. Costly repairs caused by use of improper fuel wouldnମ.
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 224
    yellowblue CAUTION: If you get gasoline on yourself and then something ignites it, you could be badly burned. Gasoline can spray out on you if you open the fuel filler cap too quickly. This spray can happen if your tank is nearly full, and is more likely in hot weather. Open the fuel filler cap ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 225
    yellowblue When you put the cap back on, turn it clockwise until you hear a clicking sound. Make sure you fully install the cap. The diagnostic system can determine if the fuel cap has been left off or improperly installed. This would allow fuel to evaporate into the atmosphere. See "Malfunction ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 226
    yellowblue Checking Things Under the Hood The following sections tell you how to check fluids, lubricants and important underhood parts. Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the hood release handle inside the vehicle. It is next to the parking brake pedal near the floor. CAUTION: An ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 227
    yellowblue Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the secondary hood release. Lift the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then just pull the hood down and close it firmly. 6-9
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 228
    ... K) When you open the hood, you'll see: A. B. C. D. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank Battery Radiator Pressure Cap Engine Oil Dipstick E. Engine Oil Fill Cap F. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick G. Brake Master Cylinder H. Air Cleaner I. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6-10
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 229
    ... oil every time you get fuel. In order to get an accurate reading, the oil must be warm and the vehicle must be on level ground. The engine oil dipstick is located behind the engine fans and in front of the engine oil fill cap. The top of the dipstick is a round, yellow loop. Turn off the engine ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 230
    yellowblue Checking Engine Oil Pull out the dipstick and clean it with a paper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. When to Add Engine Oil If the oil is at or below the ADD mark, then you'll need to add at least one quart ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 231
    yellowblue What Kind of Engine Oil to Use Oils recommended for your vehicle can be identified by looking for the "Starburst" symbol. This symbol indicates that the oil has been certified by the American Petroleum Institute (API). Do not use any oil which does not carry this Starburst symbol. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 232
    ... D Most trips are through dusty areas. D You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of your vehicle. D The vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application. Driving under these conditions causes engine oil to break down sooner. If any one of these is true...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 233
    ..., recycle it by taking it to a place that collects used oil. If you have a problem properly disposing of your used oil, ask your dealer, a service station or a local recycling center for help. 1. Remove the screws on the air cleaner housing cover. 6-15
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 234
    ... from the air intake hose. This will allow you to lift the rear portion of the air cleaner. 5. Replace the air filter. 4. After detaching the hose from the throttle body, pull back the entire rear portion of the air cleaner by pulling upward and rearward. 6. Reinstall the ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 235
    ...t drive with it off, and be careful working on the engine with the air cleaner/filter off. Automatic Transaxle Fluid ... your engine, which will damage it. Always have the air cleaner/filter in place when you’re driving... Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 236
    ...Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at the dealership service department. If you do it yourself, be sure to follow all the instructions here, or you could get a false reading on the dipstick. D At high speed ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 237
    yellowblue Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1. The transaxle fluid dipstick top is a round, red loop and is next to the brake master cylinder behind the engine block. Pull out the dipstick and wipe it with a clean rag or paper towel. 2. Push it back in all the way, wait ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 238
    ... life coolant. The following explains your cooling system and how to add coolant when it is low. If you have a problem with engine overheating, see "Engine Overheating" in the Index. A 50/50 mixture of clean, drinkable water and DEX-COOLR coolant will: ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 239
    ... other than DEX-COOL is added to the system, premature engine, heater core or radiator corrosion may result. In addition, the engine coolant will require change sooner -- ..., your engine could get too hot but you wouldn't get the overheat warning. Your engine could catch fire and you or others could...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 240
    yellowblue NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mixture, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn't be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mixture can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. If you have to add coolant more ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 241
    ...t spill coolant on a hot engine. CAUTION: Turning the radiator pressure cap when the engine and ... -- even a little -when the engine and radiator are hot. Radiator Pressure Cap NOTICE: Your... damage from overheating. Be sure the arrows on the cap line up with the overflow tube on the radiator filler...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 242
    ... hear an unusual noise. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. Power Steering Fluid ... fluid can cause leaks and damage hoses and seals. The power steering fluid reservoir is located on the rear passenger side of the engine compartment. 6-24
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 243
    ...to Use When you need windshield washer fluid, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions before use. If you will be operating your vehicle in an .... NOTICE: D When using concentrated washer fluid, D follow the manufacturer's instructions for adding water. Don't mix water with ready-to-use ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 244
    yellowblue Brakes Brake Fluid of the brake system. If it is, you should have your brake system fixed, since a leak means that sooner or later your brakes won't work well, or won't work at all. So, it isn't a good idea to "top off" your brake fluid. Adding brake fluid won't correct a ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 245
    yellowblue What to Add When you do need brake fluid, use only DOT-3 brake fluid. Use new brake fluid from a sealed container only. Refer to "Recommended Fluids and Lubricants" in the Maintenance Schedule. Always clean the brake fluid reservoir cap and the area around the cap before removing it....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 246
    ... has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Disc brake pads .... See "Caliper/Knuckle Maintenance Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections.... See "Brake System Inspection" in Section 7 of this manual under Part C "Periodic Maintenance Inspections...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 247
    ... if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. This could be a sign of brake trouble. Battery Brake Adjustment Every time you apply the brakes, with...that are wrong for your vehicle, the balance between your front and rear brakes can change -- for the worse. The braking performance you've come to ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 248
    ...: Halogen bulbs have pressurized gas inside and can burst if you drop or scratch the bulb. You or others could be injured. Be sure to read and follow the instructions on the bulb package. If you go through a high pressure car wash, or it is very humid, your headlamps may "fog up." This is normal...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 249
    yellowblue 2. Now remove the pins with the blade of a screwdriver. 3. Lift and remove the clips from the back side of the metal headlamp housing. 6-31
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    yellowblue 5. Take note of the clip position during removal. 4. There are three clips to remove before you have access to the headlamp assembly bulbs. 6. When reinstalling the clip, be sure to point the arched side of the clip toward the rear of the vehicle. 6-32
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    yellowblue 7. Pull the headlamp assembly forward from the front fender. Tip the assembly and turn the bulb assembly counterclockwise to remove it. 8. Replace the bulb and reverse the steps to install the new bulb assembly. 6-33
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 252
    ... wiper blades should be inspected at least twice a year for wear or cracking. See "Wiper Blade Check" in Section 7 of this manual under Part B "Owner Checks and Services" for more information. 3. Turn the bulb housing one-eighth of a turn and remove it...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 253
    .... D Overloading your tires can cause overheating as a result of too much friction. You could have an air-out and a serious accident. See... leading tire manufacturer. If you ever have questions about your tire warranty and where to obtain service, see your Oldsmobile Warranty booklet for details. 6-35
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 254
    ... Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label, which is on the rear edge of the driver's door, shows the correct inflation ...) If your tires have too much air (overinflation), you can get the following: D ... not. If your tires don't have enough air (underinflation), you can get the following: D ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 255
    ... pattern shown here. Don't include the compact spare tire in your tire rotation. After the tires have been rotated, adjust the front and rear inflation pressures as shown on the Tire-Loading Information label. Make certain that all wheel nuts are properly tightened. See "Wheel Nut Torque" in ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 256
    ... or other damage that Buying New Tires can't be repaired well because of the size or location of the damage. To find out what kind and size of tires you ... sure they are the same size, load range, speed rating and construction type (bias, bias-belted or radial) as your original tires. You need a ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 257
    ...control while driving. If you mix tires of different sizes or types (radial and bias-belted tires), the vehicle may not handle properly, and you could have...: If you use bias-ply tires on your vehicle, the wheel rim flanges could develop cracks after many miles of driving....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 258
    yellowblue Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a ..., and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 259
    ...and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which ... of your vehicle, make your tires lose air and make you lose control. You ... replacement. NOTICE: The wrong wheel can also cause problems with bearing life, brake cooling, speedometer or odometer...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 260
    ... you must. Use only SAE Class "S" type chains that are the proper size for your tires. Install them on the front tires and tighten them as ... the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer's instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your vehicle, stop and ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 261
    ... your vehicle, be sure to follow the manufacturer's warnings and instructions. And always open your doors or ...your vehicle: Don't use any of these unless this manual says you can. In many uses, ... damage your vehicle, too. D Always read the instructions on the cleaner label. D Clean up stains as ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 262
    ...sponge, and change to a Special Fabric Cleaning Problems Stains caused by such things as catsup,...remains, follow the Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner instructions described earlier. 3. If an odor lingers ... completely. 3. If a stain remains, follow instructions for Multi-Purpose Interior Cleaner. clean...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 263
    ... Do not use heat to dry. Care of Safety Belts Keep belts clean and dry. D For stubborn stains, use ... leather. CAUTION: Do not bleach or dye safety belts. If you do, it may severely weaken them....not be able to provide adequate protection. Clean safety belts only with mild soap and lukewarm water. D...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 264
    ...cleaners on glass, because they may cause scratches. Avoid placing decals on the inside rear window, since they may have to be scraped off later. If abrasive cleaners are used on the inside of the rear window, an electric defogger element may be damaged. Any temporary license should ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 265
    ... Exterior Lamps/Lenses Use lukewarm or cold water, a soft cloth and a vehicle washing soap to clean exterior lamps and lenses. Follow instructions under "Washing Your Vehicle." Your vehicle has a "basecoat/clearcoat" paint finish. The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 266
    yellowblue Cleaning Aluminum Wheels Keep your wheels clean using a soft clean cloth with mild soap and water. Rinse with clean water. After rinsing thoroughly, dry with a soft clean towel. A wax may then be applied. The surface of these wheels is similar to the painted surface of your vehicle. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 267
    ... with touch-up materials available from your dealer or other service outlets. Larger areas of finish damage can be corrected ...etched into the paint surface. Although no defect in the paint job causes this, Oldsmobile will repair, at no charge to the owner, the surfaces of new vehicles damaged by this...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 268
    yellowblue GM Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials PART NUMBER 994954 1050172 1050173 1050174 1050214 1050427 1052918** 1052925 SIZE 23 in. x 25 in. 16 oz. (0.473 L) 16 oz. (0.473 L) 16 oz. (0.473 L) 32 oz. (0.946 L) 23 oz. (0.680 L) 8 oz. (0.237 L) 16 oz. (0.473 L) DESCRIPTION Polishing Cloth - Wax...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 269
    ... your engine, specifications and replacement parts. Service Parts Identification Label You'll find... VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and Service Parts labels and the certificates of title and... your VIN, the model designation, paint information and a list of all production options and ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 270
    ... keep other components from working as they should. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting to add anything electrical to your vehicle, see "Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle" in the Index. Windshield Wipers The windshield wiper motor is protected by an ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 271
    ...and fusible thermal links. This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Look at the silver-colored band inside the fuse. If the band ... a bad fuse with a new one of the identical size and rating. If you ever have a problem on the road and don't have a spare fuse, you can ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 272
    ... the inside of the cover. Place the wide end of the fuse puller over the plastic end of the fuse. Squeeze the ends over the fuse and pull it out. Spare fuses are located in the slots labeled "Spare" on the following chart. When finished, replace the cover by snapping it back up into place. 6-54
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 273
    ... Spare Not Used Not Used Anti-Lock Brake System, Electronic Level Control Brake and Hazard Lamps Not Used Interior Lighting Cigar Lighter Air Bag System Spare Not Used Not Used Cooling Fans, Transaxle Parking Lamps 6-55
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    ...), Chime, Cluster Spare Not Used Not Used Base A/C Fog Lamps Transaxle Radio Not Used Auxiliary Outlet(s) Fuse 2E 3E 4E 5E 6E 7E 8E 9E Usage Air Bag System, PASS-Key IIR Ignition (Off/Unlock) Not Used Rear Defog Not Used Misc Engine (Non-OBD II) Wipers, ...
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    yellowblue Fuse 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Usage Door Locks Trunk Release, RAC Horns Not Used Miscellaneous Engine Controls (OBD II) Fuel Pump Injectors Powertrain Control Module Not Used Not Used Not Used Not Used 6-57
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 276
    ... Stop/Taillamps ...2057 Turn Signal ...2057 For service information on other bulbs, contact your ...100 lb-ft (140 N·m) R-134a Air Conditioning ...See refrigerant charge label .... All capacities are approximate. When adding, be sure to fill to the appropriate level, as recommended in this manual. 6-58
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 277
    ... ...195_F (91_C) Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts Air Cleaner Filter ...AC Type A-1096C Engine ...Blades Type ...Pin Length ...22.0 inches (56.0 cm) Air Conditioning Refrigerants Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs refrigerant, ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 278
    ...(153.4 cm) Rear ...60.4 inches (153.4 cm) L36 Engine Accessory Belt The L36 engine uses an engine accessory belt. This diagram shows the features connected and the... Schedule" in the Index for when to check the belt. A. Power Steering B. Generator C. Air Conditioning D. Crank E. Coolant Pump...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 279
    ...Maintenance Schedule Here you will find maintenance services your vehicle needs to retain its safety... How This Section is Organized Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Scheduled Maintenance Short Trip/City.../Highway Scheduled Maintenance Part B: Owner Checks and Services Part C: Periodic Maintenance...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 280
    ... maintenance procedures are important. Improper vehicle maintenance can even affect the quality of the air we breathe. Improper fluid levels or the wrong tire inflation ... The Plan supplements your new vehicle warranties. See your Warranty and Owner Assistance booklet, or your dealer for details. 7-2
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 281
    ...to have done and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are ... department or another qualified service center do these jobs. "Part B: Owner Checks and Services"... you will probably want to get the service information. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 282
    ..., see your dealer. This part tells you the maintenance services you should have done and when you ...needs, you'll know that GM-trained and supported service people will perform the work using genuine GM... to use are listed in Part D. Make sure whoever services your vehicle uses these. All parts should...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 283
    ...(100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 Miles (... first). These intervals only summarize maintenance services. Be sure to follow the complete scheduled maintenance on... your vehicle. D If the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi or other commercial application....
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 284
    ... (100 000 km): Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection. Every 100,000 Miles (... Inspection. Spark Plug Replacement. Automatic Transaxle Service (normal conditions). Every 150,000 Miles ... first). These intervals only summarize maintenance services. Be sure to follow the complete scheduled maintenance on ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 285
    yellowblue Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 ... may require additional inspection and service, at every other tire rotation. See ..., however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 286
    ... and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) An Emission Control ..., whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 12,000 Miles (20 000 km)...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 287
    ..., whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Inspect air cleaner filter if you are ...and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 21,000 Miles (35 000 ...engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 288
    ... see footnote ++.) 24,000 Miles (40 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) An Emission Control ..., whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) DATE ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 289
    ... months, whichever occurs first). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 36,000 Miles (60 000... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ... information. (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-11
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    ... (65 000 km) An Emission Control Service. j Change engine oil and filter ... information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 42,000 Miles (70 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter ... (75 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 48,000 Miles (80 ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 291
    ... - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. If you do not use your ... the fluid and filter at 100,000 miles (166 000 km). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 51,000 Miles (85 000 km...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-13
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 292
    ... (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 60,000 Miles (100 000...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 293
    ... months, whichever occurs first). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 66,000 Miles (110 000... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, ... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-15
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 294
    .... (See footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 72,000 Miles (120 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or every ... Control Service. (See footnote[.) 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-16
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 295
    ...3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever...000 Miles (130 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 81,000 Miles (135 000 ... footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 84,000 Miles (140 000...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 296
    ... gasket 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. (See footnote[.) ... and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-18
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 297
    ... 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 6 months, whichever...000 Miles (160 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 99,000 Miles (165 000 ... spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 100,000 Miles (...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 298
    .... - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If you haven't used your vehicle ... cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" ... system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-20
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 299
    yellowblue Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 ... may require additional inspection and service, at every other tire rotation. See..., however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 300
    ... additional information. (See footnote +.) 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter ... Miles (25 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and ... footnote #.) 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-22
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 301
    ...footnote +.) (Also see footnote ++.) Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap...30,000 Miles (50 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 37,500 Miles (62 500 km)... (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). (Continued) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-23
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 302
    ...12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months,... Miles (75 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 50,000 Miles (83 000... reaches 90_F (32_C) or higher. - In hilly or mountainous terrain. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-24
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 303
    ...every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 months, ...52,500 Miles (87 500 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (...++.) (Continued) 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-25
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 304
    ...000 Miles (100 000 km) (Continued) Inspect engine accessory drive belt. An Emission Control Service. Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control ... rotation pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) j...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 305
    ... pattern and additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: j Change engine oil and filter (or ... occurs first). (See footnote #.) j Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. (Continued) 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-27
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 306
    ... months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. j Lubricate chassis components (or every 12 ... additional information. (See footnote +.) DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 100,000 Miles (166 .... j Replace spark plugs. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-28
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 307
    .... - Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. j If you haven't used your vehicle ... cooling system (or every 60 months since last service, whichever occurs first). See "Engine Coolant" ... system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-29
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 308
    yellowblue Part B: Owner Checks and Services Listed in this part are owner checks and ...Tires" in the Index for further details. Cassette Deck Service Clean cassette deck. Cleaning should ... details. At Each Fuel Fill It is important for you or a service station attendant to perform these underhood ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 309
    ... properly. Look for any other loose or damaged safety belt system parts. If you see anything that ...torn or frayed safety belts replaced. Also look for any opened or broken air bag coverings, and have them repaired or replaced. (The air bag system does not need regular maintenance.) Wiper Blade Check ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 310
    ...in PARK (P) or NEUTRAL (N). If the starter works in any other position, your vehicle needs service. CAUTION: When you are doing this check, the vehicle could move suddenly. ... with normal effort. If the shift lever moves out of PARK (P), your vehicle's BTSI needs service. 7-32
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 311
    ...front of your vehicle in case it begins to roll. Be ready to apply the regular brake at once should the vehicle begin to move. Underbody Flushing Service At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody. Take care to clean thoroughly any areas where mud and...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 312
    ...sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Proper procedures to perform these services may be found in a service manual. See "Service and Owner Publications" in the Index. Exhaust System Inspection Inspect the complete exhaust system. Inspect the body...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 313
    ... on the map following this text, your vehicle may require additional brake service. Refer to the appropriate GM Service Bulletin for ...knuckle brake pad abutments should be lubricated at every other tire rotation. Also, see your Oldsmobile dealer's service department or qualified service center for ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 314
    ...-COOLR or HavolineR DEX-COOLR Coolant. See "Engine Coolant" in the Index. USAGE Hydraulic Brake System Windshield Washer Solvent Parking Brake Cable Guides FLUID/LUBRICANT Delco Supreme 11R Brake Fluid (GM Part No. 12377967 or equivalent DOT-3 Brake Fluid). GM OptikleenR Washer Solvent (GM ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 315
    yellowblue USAGE Floor Shift Linkage FLUID/LUBRICANT USAGE Hood and Door Hinges, Rear Compartment, Glove Box Door, Console Door Hinges Fuel Filler Door Hinge, Rear Compartment Lid Hinges Weatherstrip Conditioning FLUID/LUBRICANT Multi-Purpose Lubricant, ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 316
    yellowblue Part E: Maintenance Record After the scheduled services are performed, record the date, odometer reading and who performed the service in the boxes provided after the maintenance interval. Any additional information from "Owner Checks and Services" or "...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 317
    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-39
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    yellowblue Maintenance Record DATE ODOMETER READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED 7-40
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 319
    ... Assistance Information Here you will find out how to contact Oldsmobile if you need assistance. This section also tells you how to obtain service publications ...Assistance Offices GM Mobility Program for Persons with Disabilities Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 320
    ...Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your dealer and to Oldsmobile. Normally, any concerns with the sales transaction or the operation... the matter has already been reviewed with the sales, service or parts manager, contact the owner of the dealership or the general manager. 8-2
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 321
    ... cannot be resolved by the dealership without further help, contact the Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network by calling 1-800-442-6537. In... information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: When contacting Oldsmobile, please remember that your concern will likely be resolved at ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 322
    ... toll-free number for assistance. If a U.S. customer wishes to write to Oldsmobile, the letter should be addressed to Oldsmobile's Customer Assistance Network. United States Customer Assistance Representative Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network 16 E. Judson Street P.O. Box ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 323
    ... devices (TTYs)) Roadside Assistance: 1-800-268-6800 If toll free service is not available in the Caribbean, call Puerto Rico 1-787-763-1315. GM ... from the United States, please dial 1-905-644-3063. All Overseas Locations GMODC - Customer Communication Centre 169-007 1908 Colonel Sam Drive Oshawa,...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 324
    ... Transportation section for details Security While You Travel 1-800-442-OLDS (6537) As the proud owner of a new Oldsmobile vehicle, you are automatically enrolled in the Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance program. This value-added service is intended to provide you with peace of ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 325
    ... color D Mileage of vehicle D Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) D Vehicle license plate number Oldsmobile reserves the right to limit services or reimbursement to an owner or driver when, in Oldsmobile's ..., we're only a phone call away. Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance -- 1-800-442-OLDS (...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 326
    ... that your vehicle cannot be scheduled into the service department immediately and is still operative,...-vehicle as a courtesy rental. Transportation Options Warranty service can generally be completed while.... However, if you are unable to wait Oldsmobile helps minimize your inconvenience by providing...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 327
    ... Vehicle Limited Warranty. A separate booklet entitled "Warranty and Owner Assistance Information" furnished with each new vehicle provides ... only at participating dealerships and all program options, such as shuttle service, may not be available at every dealer. Please contact your dealer for ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 328
    ... finds that a safety defect exists in a group of vehicles, it may order a recall and remedy campaign. However, NHTSA cannot become involved in individual problems between you, your dealer or General Motors. To contact NHTSA, you may either call the Auto Safety Hotline toll-free at 1-800-424-9393 (or...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 329
    ...notify us. Please call us at 1-800-442-6537, or write: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network 16 E. Judson Street P.O. Box ... Drive Oshawa, Ontario L1H 8P7 Ordering Service and Owner Publications in Canada Service manuals, owner's manuals and other service literature are available for purchase for ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 330
    yellowblue 1999 OLDSMOBILE SERVICE PUBLICATIONS ORDERING INFORMATION The following publications covering the operation ...address below.) CURRENT PUBLICATIONS FOR 1999 OLDSMOBILE SERVICE MANUALS Service Manuals have the diagnosis ...: Owner's Manual only. RETAIL SELL PRICE: $10.00 CURRENT & PAST MODEL ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 331
    ... applied against the original order. VEHICLE MODEL NAME YEAR 1999 1999 1999 1999 QTY. PRICE EACH* $90.00 $50.00 $15...$10.00 TOTAL PRICE 1 9 9 9 G M S H I P T O PUBLICATION FORM NUMBER ITEM DESCRIPTION Service Manual Car & Light Truck Transmission Unit Repair Owner's ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 332
    yellowblue  NOTES 8-14
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 333
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 yellowblue Section 9 Index ccessory Power Outlet ...2-53 Accessory Power, Retained ...2-20 Air Bag ...1-18 How Does it Restrain ...1-23 How it Works ...1-21 Location ...1-21 Readiness Light ...1-20, 2-...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 334
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Brake Adjustment ...6-29 Anti-lock System Warning Light ...2-60, ... ...6-45 Leather ...6-45 Outside of Your Vehicle ...6-46 Special Problems ...6-44 Stains ...6-44 Tires ...6-48 Vinyl ...6-45 Windshield and...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 335
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Compact Disc Player ...3-17 Care ...3-22 Errors ...3-17 ... Defects, Reporting Safety ...8-10 Defensive Driving ...4-2 Defogger, Rear Window ...3-4 Defogging ...3-4 Defrosting ...3-4 Delayed Illumination ...2-43 ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 336
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Engine ...6-10 Accessory Belt ...6-60 Coolant ...6-20 Coolant Heater ..., Fuel ...6-5 Four Season Climate Control ...3-2 French Language Manual ...ii Front Storage Armrest ...2-50 Front Storage Console ...2-...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 337
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Engine Coolant Temperature ...2-62 Fuel ...2-66 GAWR ...4-30 Gear Positions,... ... Jack, Tire ...5-20 Jump Starting ...5-3 Key Lock Cylinders Service ...7-31 Key Reminder Warning ...2-19 Keys ...2-2 9-5
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 338
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Certification ...4-30 Service Parts Identification ...6-51 Tire-Loading Information ... Vehicle with the Engine Running ...2-29 Lighter ...2-52 Lights Air Bag Readiness ...1-20, 2-58 Anti-Lock Brake System ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 339
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Malfunction Indicator Lamp ...2-63 Manual Front Seat ...1-2 Manual Remote ... Rearview ...2-45 Electrochromic Day/Night Rearview with Compass . . 2-46 Manual Remote Control ...2-49 Power Remote Control ...2-49 ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 340
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Power Antenna Mast Care ...3-23 Door Locks ...2-4 Option...53 Pregnancy, Use of Safety Belts ...1-17 Problems on the Road ...5-1 Programmable Automatic Door Locks ...2-5 Publications, Service and Owner ...8-...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 341
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Roadside Assistance, Canadian ...8-7 Rocking Your Vehicle ...5-29 Rotation, ... Care ...6-1 Service and Owner Publications ...8-11 Service Publications ...8-11 Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Vehicle ...1-24...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 342
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Sound Equipment, Adding ...3-21 Spare Tire, Compact ...5-28 Specifications ... ...8-4 Speedometer ...2-57 SRS ...1-18 Stains, Cleaning ...6-44 Starter Switch Check ...7-32 Starting Your Engine ...2-20 Steam ...
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 343
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 Top Strap ...1-40 Torque Lock ...2-30 Torque, Wheel Nut ... a Trailer ...4-37 Twilight Sentinel R ...2-42 Underbody Flushing Service ...7-33 Underbody Maintenance ...6-49 Control ...4-6 Damage Warnings ......
  • 1999 Oldsmobile 88 | Owner's Manual - Page 344
    First Edition for Oldsmobile Eighty-Eight Owner's Manual - 1999 arning Devices ...5-3 Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators ...2-57 Warranty Information ...8-9 Washer Fluid, Windshield ...6-25 Washing Your Vehicle ...6-46 Weatherstrips ...6-46 Wheel Alignment ...6-40 ...



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