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I The 1995 Oldsrnobile Eighty Eight Owner’s Manual , , , , -. . , . - , Seats and Restraint Systems .......................................................... 1-1 This section tells you how to use your seats and safety belts properly. It also explains the “SRS” system. This section explains how to start and operate your Oldsmobile. This section tells you how to adjust the ventilation and comfort controls and how to operate your audio system. Here you’ll find information and tips about the road and how to drive under different conditions. This section tells you what to do if you have..

CERTIFICATION - Page 4

GENERAL MOTORS, GM and the GM Emblem, OLDSMOBILE and the OLDSMOBILE Rocket Emblem are registered trademarks of General Motors Corporation. This manual includes the latest information at the time it was printed. We reserve the right to make changes in the product after that time without further notice. For vehicles first sold in Canada, substitute the name “General Motors of Canada Limited” for Oldsmobile Division whenever it appears in this manual. Please keep this manual in your Oldsmobile, so it will be there if you ever need it when you’re on the road. If you sell the vehicle, plea..

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Vehicle Damage Rarnlngs Also in this book you will find these notices: NOTICE: These mean there is something that could damage your vehicle. In the notice area, we tell you about something that can damage your vehicle. Many times, this damage would 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 yellow for cautions, blue for notices and the words ..

WINDSHRLD - Page 7

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ Vehicle Symbols These are some of the symbols you may find on your vehicle. For example, these symbols are used on an original battery: POSSIBLE A CAUTION INJURY PROTECT EYES BY SHIELDING CAUSTIC ACID COULD BATTERY CAUSE BURNS SPARK OR ,\I/, COULD FLAME EXPLODE BAllERY These symbols are important for you and your passengers whenever your vehicle is driven: FASTEN BELTS SEAT 4 POWER WINDOW These symbols have to do with your lights: SIGNALS e a TURN HIGH LAMPSoR BEAM = :o FOG LAMPS $0 These symbols are on some of your controls: WINDSHRLD WIPER Q WINDOW DEFOGGER VENTILATING FAN These..

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rower Seat (Option) To adjust the power seat: Seat Control (A): Raise the front of the seat by holding the front of the switch up. Lower the front of the seat by holding the front of the switch down. 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 back by holding the switch back. Seatback Control (B): Tilt the seatback forward by holding the switch forwa..

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Reclining Front Seatbacks To adjust the seatback, lift the lever on the outer, side of the seat and move the seatback to where you want it. Release the lever to lock the seatback.Pull up on the lever and the seat will PO to an upright position. But don't have a seatback reclined if your vehicle is moving. 1-3

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Head Restraints Slide the head restraint up or down so that the top of the restraint is closest to the top of your ears. This position reduces the chance of a neck injury in a crash. Safety Belts: They’re for Everyone This part of the manual tells you how to use safety belts properly. It also tells you some things you should not do with safety belts. And it explains the Supplemental Restraint System, or “air bag” system. 1-4

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I Your vehicle has a light that comes on as a reminder to buckle up. (See “Safety Belt Reminder Light” in the Index.) In many states and Canadian provinces, th wear safety belts. Here’s why: They work. e l .aw say Why Safety Belts Work When you ride in or on anything, you go as fast as it goes. 3 to YOU never know if you’ll be in acrash. If you do have a crash, you don’t know if it will be a bad one. A few crashes are mild, and some crashes can be so serious that even buckled up a person wouldn’t survive. But most crashes are in between. In many of them, people who buckle up can..

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Get it up to speed. Then stop the vehicle. The rider doesn't stop. 1-6

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The person keeps going until stopped by something. In a real vehicle, it could be the windshield ... or the instrument panel ...

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or the s-afety belts! With safety belts, you slow -down as the vehicle does. You get more time to stop. You stop over more distance, and your strongest bones take the:forces. That's why safety belts make such good sense. more of them in the-future. But they are supplemental systems only; so they work with safety belts -- not instead .of them. Every air bag system ever offered for sale has required the use of safety belts. Even if you're in a vehicle that has air bags, you still have to buckle up to get the most protection. That's true not only in frontal collisions, but especially in side a..

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@ If I’m a good driver, and I never drive far from home, why should I wear safety belts? A: You may be an excellent driver, but if you’re in an accident -- even one that isn’t your fault -- you and your passengers can be hurt. Being a good driver doesn’t protect you from things beyond your control, such as bad drivers. Most accidents occur within 25 miles (40 km) of home. And the greatest number of serious injuries and deaths occur at speeds of less than 40 mph (65 M). Safety beltsare for everyone. How to Wear Safety Belts Properly Adults This part is only for people of adult size. ..

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LapmShoulder Belt The driver has a lap-shoulder belt. Here’s how to wear it properly. 1. Close and lock the door. 2. Adjust the seat (to see how, see “Seats’’ in the Index) so you can sit up straight. 4. Push the latch plate into the buckle until it clicks. Pull upon the latch plate to make sure it is secure. If the belt isn’t long enough, see “Safety Belt Extender” at the end of this section. Make sure the release button on the buckle is positioned so you would be able to unbuckle the safety belt quickly if you ever had to. 3. Pick up the latch plate and pull the belt across ..

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The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the thighs. In a crash, this applies force to the strong pelvic bones. And you’d be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid under it, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest. These parts of the body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there’s a sudden stop or crash. Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster Before you begin to drive, move the shoulder be..

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A: The shoulder belt is too loose. It won’t give nearly as much protection this way.

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L A: The shoulder belt is worn under the arm. It should be worn over the shoulder at all. times.

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&= What’s wrong with this? t I I 1 I I A: The belt is twisted across the body. 1-15

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To vnlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle. The\belt should go back out 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. Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) This part explains the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS), or air bag system. Your Oldsmobile has two air bags -- one air bag for the driver and another air bag for the right front passenger. Here are the most important things to know about the air bag system: 1-16

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AIR BAG There is an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows the words AIR BAG. The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. See “Air Bag Readiness Light” in the Index for more information. 1-17

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How the Air Bag System works Where is the air bag? The driver’s air bag is in the middle of the steering wheel. I The right front passenger’s air bag is in the instrument panel on the passenger’s side.

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When should an air bag inflate? The air bag is designed to inflate in moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal crashes. The air bag will inflate only if the impact speed is above the system’s designed “threshold level.” If your vehiclegoes straight into a wall that doesn’tmove or deform, the threshold level is about 9 to 15 mph (14 to 24 W). The threshold level can vary, however, with specific vehicle design, so that it can be somewhat~above or below this range. I€ your vehicle strikes something that will move or deform, such as a parked car, the threshold level will be higher. ..

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How does an air bag restrain? In moderate to severe frontal or near-frontal collisions, even belted occupants can contact the steering wheel or the instrument panel. The air bag supplements @e protection provided by safety belts. Air bags distribute the force of the impact more evenly over the occupant’s upper body, stopping the occupant more gradually. But air bags would not help you in many types of collisions, including rollovers and rear and side impacts, primarily because an occupant’s motion is not toward the air bag. Air bags should never be regarded as anything more than a suppl..

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Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy Safety belts work for everyone, including pregnant women. Like all occupants, they are more likely to be seriously injured if they don’t wear safety belts. . A pregnant woman should wear a lap-shoulder belt, and the lap portion should be worn as low as possible throughout the pregnancy. . . The best way to protect the fetus is to protect the mother. When a safety belt is worn properly, it’s more likely that the fetus won’t be hurt in a crash. For pregnant women, as for anyone, the key to making safety belts effective is wearing them properly. 1-22

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Right Front Passenger Position The right front passenger’s safety belt works the same way as the driver’s safety belt. See “Driver Position,’’ earlier in this section. When the lap portion of the belt is pulled out all the way, it will lock. If it does, let it go back all the way and start again. If your vehicle has a center passenger position, be sure to use the correct buckle when buckling your lap-shoulder belt. If you find that the latch plate will not go fully into the buckle, see if you are using the buckle for the center passenger position. Center Passenger Position Lap Bel..

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To make the belt shorter, pull its free end as shown until the belt is snug. Rear Seat Passengers It’s very important for rear seat passengers to buckle up! Accident statistics show that unbelted people in the rear seat are hurt more often in crashes than those who are wearing safety belts. Rear passengers who aren’t safety belted can be thrown out of the vehicle in a crash. And they can strike others in the vehicle who are wearing safety belts. Rear Seat Outside Passenger Positions n Buckle, position and release it the same way as the lap part of a lap-shoulder belt. If the belt isn’..

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force to the strong pelvic bones. And you'd be less likely to slide under the lap belt. If you slid underit, the belt would apply force at your abdomen. This could cause serious or even fatal injuries. The shoulder belt should go .over the shoulder and across the chest; These parts of the'body are best able to take belt restraining forces. The safety belt locks if there's a sudden stop or a crash. To unlatch the belt, just push the button on the buckle.

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Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides for Children and Small Adults Rear shoulder belt comfort guides will provide added comfort for children who have outgrown child restraints and for small adults.The comfort guides pull the shoulder belts away from the neck and head. seatback and the interior body, about half-way down the edge of the seatback. Here is how you should install the comfort guides on the shoulder belts: 1. Pull the elastic cord out from between the edge of the seatback and the interior body to remove the guide from its storage clip. There is one guide for each outside passenger posi..

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3. There is a “button stop’’ on the shoulder belt that keeps the belt from going too far into the retractor at the top of the seatback. Pull the shoulder belt out of the retractor, and place the guide over the belt. Make sure that the guide is between the button stop on the belt and the retractor. Insert the two edges of the belt into the slots of the guide. 4. 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. 5. Buckle the belt around the child, and make sure that both the lap belt and the shoulder belt are secured pr..

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'... . .I - . , . . Child Restraints Be sure to follow the instructions for the restraint. You may find these instructions onthe restraint itself or in a booklet, or both. These restraints use the belt system in your vehicle, but the child also has to be secured within the restraint to help reduce the chance of personal injury. The instructions that come with the infant or child restraint will show you how to do that. Where to Put the Restraint Accident statistics show that children are safer if they are restrained in the rear rather than the front seat. We at General Motors therefore recom..

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Top Strap Wherever you install it, be sure to secure the child restraint properly. Keep in mind that an unsecured child restraint can move around in a collision or sudden stop and injure people in the vehicle. Be sure to properly secure any child restraint in your vehicle -- even when no child is in it. If your child restraint has a top strap, it should be anchored. If you need to have an anchor installed, you can ask your Oldsmobile retailer to put it in for you. If you want to install an anchor yourself, your retailer can tell you how to do it. I 1-32

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For cars first sold in Canada, child restraints with a top strap must be anchored according to Canadian Law. Your retailer can obtain the hardware kit and install it for you, or you may install it yourself using the instructions provided in the kit. Use the tether hardware ht available from the retailer. The hardware and installation instructions were specifically designed for this vehicle. Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Outside Seat Position U You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. Put the restraint on the ..

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6. To tighten the belt, feed the lap belt into the retractor while you push down on the child restraint. Securing a Child Restraint in the Center Rear Seat Position 7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt and let it go back all the way. The safety belt will move freely again and be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. You’ll be using the lap belt.

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7. Push and pull the child restraint in different directions to be sure it is secure. If the child restraint isn’t secure, turn the latch plate over and buckle it again. Then see if it is secure. If it isn’t, secure the restraint in a different place in the vehicle and contact the child restraint maker for their advice about how to attach the child restraint properly. To remove the child restraint, just unbuckle the vehicle’s safety belt. It will be ready to work for an adult or larger child passenger. Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position U Your vehicle has a ri..

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You’ll be using the lap-shoulder belt. See the earlier part about the top strap if the child restraint has one. 1. 2. 3. 4. Because your vehicle has a right front passenger air bag, always move the seat as farback as it will go before securing a forward-facing child restraint.(See “Seats” in the Index.) Put the restraint on the seat. Follow the instructions for the child restraint. Secure the child in the child restraint as the instructions say. Pick up the latch plate, and run the lap and shoulder portions of the vehicle’s safety belt through or around the restraint. The child rest..

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.What if a child is wearing a lap-shoulder belt, but the child is so small that the shoulder belt is very close to the child’s face or neck? A: Move the child toward the center of the vehicle, but be sure that the shoulder belt still is on the child’s shoulder, so that in a crash the child’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 so small that the shoulder belt is still very close to the child’s face or neck, you might want to place the ch..

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Wherever the child sits, the lap portion of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, just touching the child’s thighs. This applies belt force to the child’s pelvic bones in a crash. 1-42

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Safety Belt Extender If the vehicle’s safety belt will fasten around you, YQU should use it. But if a safety belt isn’t long enough to fasten, your retailer will order you an extender. It’s free. When you go in to order it, take the heaviest coat you will wear, so the extender will be long enough for you. The extender will be just for you, and just for the seat in your vehicle that you choose. Don’t let someone else use it, and use it only for the seat it is made to fit. To wear it, just attach it to the regular safety belt. Checking Your Restraint Systems Now and then, make sure al..

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The door keys are for the doors and all other locks. The ignition keys are for the ignition only. When a new Oldsmobile is delivered, the retailer 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 doesn’t have a plug, it will have a bar-coded key tag. Each plug or tag has a code on it that tells your retailer or a qualified locksmith how to make extra keys. Keep the plugs or key tag in a safe place. If you lose your keys, you’ll be able to have new ones made easily using these plugs or tags. If your igni..

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Door Locks There are several ways to lock and unlock your vehicle. From the outside, use your door key or Remote Lock Control, if your vehicle has this option. From the inside, to lock the door, slide the locking lever down. To unlock the door, slide the locking lever up. Power Door Locks With power door locks, you can lock or unlock all the doors of your vehicle from the driver or front passenger door lock switch. The switch on each rear door works only that door’s lock. It won’t lock (or unlock) all of the doors -- that’s a safety feature. 2-3

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; . i ' . I Door Open Reminder: If you have the information center and a door is not fully closed when the transaxle is in gear, a chime will sound and the information center will display one of these messages: DRIVER DOOR AJAR PASSENGER DOOR AJAR REAR DOOR AJAR Programmable Automatic Door Locks (Option) Just close your doors and turn on the ignition. Every time you move your shift lever out of P m K (P), all of the doors will lock., And, every time you stop and move your shift lever into PARK (P), your doors will unlock. If someone needs to get out while you're not in PARK (P), have that p..

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Rear Door Security Locks Your Oldsmobile is equipped with reardoor security locks that help prevent passengers from opening the rear doors of your vehiclefrom the inside. The rear doors of your vehiclecannot be opened from inside when this feature is in use. If you want to open a rear door when the security lock is on: 1. Unlock the door from the inside. 2. Then open the door from the outside. If you don’t cancel the security lock feature, adults or older children who ride in the rear won’t be able to open the rear door from the inside. You should let adults and older children know how ..

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S e your retailer to match trausmitters to mother vehicle.

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Battery Replacement Trunk Lock Under normal use, the batteries in your key chain transmitter should last about two years. You can tell the batteries are 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 batteries. To replace batteries in the Remote Lock Control transmitter: 1. Remove the screw from back cover. 2. Lift the front cover off, bottom half first. 4. Reassemble the transmitter. 5. Check the transmitter operation. To unlock the trunk from the outside, in..

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Power Trunk Release (Option) Press the release button located to the left of the steering column to release the trunk lid. The Trunk Security override switch must be in the ON position, and the transaxle in Trunk Security Override (Option) This feature is standard with vehicles equipped with Power Trunk Release. Inside the glove box is an override switch that is useful if you want to leave valuables in the trunk when using a commercial parking lot. Move the switch to OFF to override the power trunk release. If you lock your glove box door and take the door key with you (and your remote lock..

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Key in the Ignition Parking Lots If you walk away from your vehicle with the keys inside, it’s an easy target for joy riders or professional thieves -- so don’t do it. When you park your Oldsmobile and open the driver’s door, you’ll hear a chime reminding you to remove your key from the ignition and take it with you. Always do this. Your steering wheel will be locked, and so will your ignition and transaxle. And remember to lock the doors. Parking at Night Park in a lighted spot, close all windows and lock your vehicle. Remember to keep your valuables out of sight. Put them in a sto..

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[email protected]% Your vehicle is equipped with the PASS-Key% (Personalized Automotive Security System) theft deterrent system. PASS-Key% is a passive theft deterrent system. This means you don’t have to do anything different to arm or disarm the system. It works when you insert or remove the key from the ignition. PASS-Key% uses a resistor pellet in the ignition key thatmatches a decoder in your vehicle. When the PASS-Key% system senses that someone is using the wrong key, it shuts down the vehicle’s starter and fuel systems. For about three minutes, the starter won’t work and fuel won’t ..

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If you accidentally use a key that has a damaged or missing resistor pellet, the starter won’t work and the SECURITY light will flash or, if you have the information center, the CLEAN KEY-WAIT 3 MIN message will appear. But you don’t have to wait ‘three minutes before trying another ignition key. See your Oldsmobile retailer ora locksmith who can service the PASS-Key% to have a new key made. If you’re ever driving and the SECURITY light comes on, or with the information center you get the PASSKEY SYSTEM PROB message, you will be able to restart your engine if you turn it off. Your P..

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Ignition Switch A E With the ignition keyin the ignition switch, you can turn the switch to five positions: (A) ACCESSORY: An “on” position in which you can operate your electrical power accessories. Press in the ignition switch as you turn the top of it toward you. (B) LOCK: The only position in which you can remove the key. This locks your steering wheel, ignition and transaxle. (C) OFF: Unlocks the steering wheel, ignition, and transaxle, but does not send electrical power to any accessories. Use this position if your vehicle must be pushed ortowed, but never try to push-start your v..

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Key Reminder Warning: If you leave your key in the ignition, in the off position, you will hear a warning chime when you open the driver’s door. Retained Accessory Power: If you have the optional remote lock control, after you turn your ignition off and even remove the key, you will still have electrical power to such accessories as the radio and power windows for up to 10 minutes. When you open a door, power is turned off. NOTICE: If your key seems stuck in LOCK and you can’t turn it, be sure it is all the way in. If it is, then turn the steering wheel left and right while you turn the..

START - Page 67

NOTICE: Holding your key in START for longer than 15 seconds at,a time will cause your battery to be drained much sooner. And the excessive heat can damage your starter motor. 2. 3. If it doesn’t start right away, hold your key in START for about three to five seconds at a time until your engine starts. Wait about 15 seconds between each try to help avoid draining your battery. If your engine still won’t start (or starts but then stops), it could be flooded with too much gasoline. Try pushing your accelerator pedal all the way to the floor and holding it there as you hold the key in STA..

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After you’ve used the coolmt heater, be stme to store the cord as it was before tokeep it away from moving engine parts. If you don’t, it could be damaged.

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Automatic Transaxle P R N 0 3 2 1 c Your automatic transaxle may have a shift lever located on the steering column or on the console between the seats. There are several different positions for your shift lever. PARK (P): This locks your front wheels. It's the best position to use when you start your engine because your vehicle can't move easily. Ensure the shift lever is fully in PARK (P) range before starting the engine. Your Oldsmobile has a brake-transaxle shift interlock. You have to fully apply your regular brake before you can shift from PARK (P) when the ignition key is in the ON po..

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@ AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE: This position is for normal driving. If you needmore power for passing, and you’re: Going less than about 35 mph (56 km/h), push your accelerator pedal about halfway down. accelerator all the way down. 0 Going about 35 mph (56 km/h) or more, push the You’ll shift down to the next gear and have more power. NOTICE: If your vehicle seems to start up rather slowly, or if it seems not to shift gears.as you go faster, 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..

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FIRST (1): This position gives you even more power (but lower fuel economy) than SECOND. You can use it on very steep hills, or in deep snow or mud. If the selector lever is put in FIRST, the transaxle won’t shift into first gear until the vehicle is going slowly enough. NOTICE: If your front wheels can’t rotate, don’t try to drive. This might happen if you were stuck in very deepsand or mud or were up against a 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 da..

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try to drive away with the parking brake on, the brake light stays on and a chime sounds until you release the parking brake or recycle the ignition. If you have the electronic cluster, the chime can be turned off by pressing RESET, but the PARKING BRAKE SET message will remain. 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 are towing a traileror parking on a hill, see “Towing a Trailer” in the Index. That section explains what to do first to keep the trailer f..

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2. Move the shift lever into the PARK (P) position as follows: 0 Pull the lever toward you. Move the lever up as far as it will go. 3. Move the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can walk away from your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P). 2-22 -

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Console Shift Lever set the parking brake. 1. Hold the brake pedal down with your right foot and 2. Move the shift lever into the PARK (P) position as follows: Hold in the button on the lever; @ Push the lever all the way toward thefront of your vehicle. 3. Move the ignition key to LOCK. 4. Remove the key and take it with you. If you can walk away from your vehicle with the ignition key in your hand, your vehicle is in PARK (P). Leaving Your Vehicle With the Engine Running If you have to leave your vehicle with the engine running, be sure your vehicle is in PARK (P) and your parking brake i..

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Torque Lock If you are parlung on a hill and you don’t shift your transaxle into PARK (P) properly, the weight of the vehicle may put too much force on the parking pawl in the transaxle. You may find it difficult to pull the shift lever out of PARK (P). This is called “torque lock.” To prevent torque lock, set the parking brake and then shift into PARK (P) properly before you leave the driver’s seat. To find out how, see “Shifting Into PARK (P)” in the Index. When you are ready to drive, move the shift lever out of PARK (P) before you release the parking brake. If “torque lock..

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firn SignaVMultifunction Lever Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator " . , The lever on the left side of the steering column includes your: 0 Turn Signal and Lane Change Indicator 0 Headlamp High-Low Beam' Windshield Wipers 0 Windshield Washer Cruise Control (Option) Flash-to-Pass The turn signal has two upward (for right) and two downward (for left) positions. These positions allow you to signal a turn or a lane change. To signal a turn, move the lever all the way up or down. When the turn is finished, the lever will return automatically. 2-28

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If you leave the turn signal on, a chime will sound after you’ve driven 3/4 of a mile. A green arrow on the instrument panel will flash in the direction of the turn or lane change. To signal alane change, just raise or lower the lever until the green arrow starts to flash. Hold it there until you complete your lane change. The lever will return by itself when you release it. As you signal a turn or a lane change, if the arrows don’t flash but just stay on, a signal bulb may be burned out and other drivers won’t see your turn signal. If a bulb is burned out, replace it to help avoid an..

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Windshield Washer At the top of the turn signallmultifunction lever there’s a paddle with the word PUSH on it. To spray washer fluid on the windshield, push the paddle for less than one second. The wipers will clear the window and then either stop or return to your preset speed. For more washer cycles, push and hold the paddle. If the fluid level in the windshield washer is low, vehicles withthe reminder package have a LOW WASH FLUID light that will come on. On vehicles with the Electronic Cluster, if the fluid level in the windsheld washer bottle is low, the message LOW WASHER FLUID will..

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Cruise Control (Option) With cruise control, you can maintain a speed of about 25 mph (40 krn/h) or more without keeping your foot on the accelerator. This can really help on long trips. Cruise control does not work at speeds belo 25 mph (40 krdh). w about Ltrol When you apply your brakes, the cruise con shllts off. If your vehicle is in cruise control when the optional traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. (See “Traction Control System’’ in the Index.) When road conditions allow you to safely use it again, you may turn th..

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To Set Cruise Control 1. Move the cruise control switch to ON. 2. Get up to the speed you want. 3. Push in the SET button at the end of the lever and release it. To Resume a Set Speed Suppose you set your cruise control at a desired speed and then you apply the brake. This, of course, shuts off the cruise control. But you don’t need to reset it. Once you’re going about 25 mph (40 km/h) or more, you can move the cruise control switch from ON to RfA (Resume/Accelerate) for about half a second. You’ll go right back up to your chosen speed and stay there. If you hold the switch at R/A lon..

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To Increase Speed While Using Cruise Control There are two ways to go to a higher speed. Here’s the first: 0 Use the accelerator pedal to get to the higher speed. 0 Push the button at the end of the lever, then release the button and the accelerator pedal. You’ll now cruise at the higher speed. Here’s the second way to go to a higher speed: Move the cruise switch from ON to R/A. Hold it there until you get up to the speed you want, and then release the switch. To increase your speed in very small amounts, move the switch to R/A for less than half a second and then release it. Each tim..

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Instrument Panel Intensity Control MIN MAX You can brighten or dim your instrument cluster, radio, climate control, and interior lamps by rotating the INTEFUOR control between MIN and MAX when your lamps are on. Rotate the controlaKthe way to MAX and you will turn on the interior courtesy lamps. Twilight Sentinel (Option) The twilight sentinel does two things. First, depending on how dark it becomes outside, the twilight sentinel turns on your headlamps automatically, when the are needed. Avoid covering the sensor located near the windshield by the defroster outlet, otherwise your headlamps..

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Second, the twilight sentinel will keep your headlamps on for up to three minutes, to light your way when you leave your vehicle. To operate the twilight sentinel, rotate the control to MAX for the three minute delay. Rotate it the other way to reduce the delay. Rotate the control to OFF to turn of the twilight sentinel. If it was off, move the control to the right to turn it on, then back off. The lamps will come back on when you put the transaxle in gear. Lamps On Reminder If you open the drivers door with the ignition off and while leaving the lamps on, you will hear a continuous warning..

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Cornering Lamps (Option) The cornering lamps are designed to come on when you signal a turn. This will provide more light for cornering at night. Daytime Running Lamps (Canada Only) Daytime Running Lamps (Dm) make it easier 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 on top of the instrument panel makes the DRL work, so be sure it isn’t covered. The DRL system will make your low beam headlamps come on at reduced brightness in da..

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Front Reading Lamps (Option, These lamps and the interior courtesy lamps will come on when you open a door. They will turn off when you close the door. To turn on the reading lamps when the doors are closed, press the lens of the lamp you want on. Press it again to turn the lamp off. To avoid draining your vehicle's battery, be sure to turn off all front and rear reading lamps when leaving your vehicle. Rear Reading Lamps (Option) These lamps go on when you open a door. To turn on I 11 a readinglamp when the . , . . - doors are closed, press the :..: lens of the lamp. Press it I' , again to..

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Once the compass is calibrated, it does not need to be recalibrated for any zone as long as the mirror is left in your vehicle and the vehicle remains in the same geographical zone. To calibrate the compass: 1. Set the switch on the mirror control to CM. 2. Turn vehicle ignition switch on. The letter C should be displayed in the mirror compass window. If not, hold in the calibration switch for more than 10 seconds, andthe letter C will appear. To hold in the calibration switch, insert a paper clip into the small hole on the bottom of the mirror housing. The display will show a number first,..

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2. Hold in the calibration switch for five seconds until the current zone entry number appears in the display. To hold in the calibration switch, insert a paper clip into the small hole on the bottom of the mirror housing. 3. Repeatedly press the calibration switch until the number for the new zone entry is displayed. unce the desired zone number is displayed, stop pressing the calibration switch and the display will show compass direction within a few seconds. Convex Outside Mirror Your passenger’s side mirror is convex. A convex mi~~or’s surface is curved so you can see more from the ..

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Power Remote Control Mirrors (Option) The lever on the driver’s door armrest controls both outside rearview mirrors. Turn the lever to the left to select the driver’s side rearview mirror, or tothe right to select the passenger’s side rearview mirror. Then move the lever to adjust each mirror so that you can just see the side of your vehicle and the area behind your vehicle when you are sitting in a comfortable driving position. To lock the controls, turnthe lever to the center position. Convemence Net (Option) Your vehicle may have a convenience net. You’ll see it just inside the b..

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Sunglasses Storage (Option) Sun Visors c Some models have a storage compartment for glasses in your overhead console. Press the release button to lower the door. Place your glasses inside the door. To close the door, raise it and press it into position. To block out glare, you can swing down the visors. You can also remove them from the center mount and swing them to the side, while the auxiliary sunshade remains to block glare from the front.

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Visor Vanity Mirrors Front Storage Armrest (Option) r . . . & . . - . ,- . Open the cover to expose the vanity mirror. If your vehicle has the optional lighted vanity mirrors, the lamps come on when you open the cover.You can adjust the brightness of the lamps by moving the switch up or down. The front armrest opens into a storage area for cassette tapes, gloves, etc. To open it, lift the front edge. You can store coins in the removable coin holder, and the dual cup holder flips forward for use. The cup holder is designed to “break away” should it receive excessive pressure. If it b..

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Front Storage Armrest (LSS Only) Ashtrays and Lighter There are two levels of storage in the armrest. To raise the top cover, pull up the fiont edge. To open the lower storage compartment, press the release lever under the front edge of the lower cover. Rear Storage Armrest (Option) To open, fold down the armrest console, press the latch on the underside and pull up the top. In addition to storage space there is a fold-out cup holder. The cup holder is designed to “break away” should it receive excessive pressure. If it breaks away, snap the edges back into place. Pull out the front ash..

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To clean the rear ashtray, open it, push down on the snuffer and pull the ashtray out. Accessory Power Outlets With the ignition key in the ON position, the accessory power outlet can be used to plug in electrical equipment such as a cellular telephone, CB radio, etc. Follow the proper installation instructions that are included with any electrical equipment you install. If you have a bench front seat, the accessory power outlet is next to the ashtray and lighter. If you have a center console, you have two power outlets in the console. I NOTICE: I NOTICE: Don’t put papers and other things..

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The Eighty Eight Royale Instrument Panel Your instrument panel is designed to let you knowat 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. 1. Light Controls 2. Turn SignaVMultifunction Lever 3. Tilt Steering Wheel Lever 4. Instrument Cluster 5. Horn 6. Ignition Switch 7. Gearshift Lever 8. Steering Wheel Controls for Audio System 9. Climate Controls and Driver Information Center (Option) IO. Passenger Side Airbag 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 2..

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Eighty Eight LSS Instrument Panel Light C Q ~ O I S Turn SignWultfincem Lever Tilt Steering Wheel Lever Instrument Cluster&ages Xgnition Switch 7. ' Hazard Warning Flashers Switch 1.3. Air Outlet 14. Audio' System 15. Gearshift 'Lever 16. Accessory [email protected] Outlets 17. Ashtray, Lighter and Accessmy Pcwer Outlet S 8. Air Outlet 19. Traction Control Switch _ _ . Drjver Side AirBag 8. 9. 10. 11. 12.

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Instrument Panel Clusters Your Oldsmobile is equipped with one of these instrument panel clusters, which includes indicator warning lights and gages that are explained on the following pages. Be sure to read about those that apply to the instrument panel cluster for your vehicle. I Electronic Cluster Standard Cluster LSS Cluster

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Speedometer (Standard and LSS Cluster) MPH km/h 110- 180 P 120 CZl P R N B 3 2 1 n n I-I n n n n Speedometer (Electronic Cluster) Your speed is displayed in either miles per hour (mph) or kilometers per hour (M). Press the E M (EnglisWMetric) button on the left side of the instrument cluster to switch the display between miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (M). Pressing the E N button will also cycle all other displays, including the optional automatic electronic climate control display, through English and metric units. Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both miles per ho..

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Odometer Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Your Oldsmobile has a tamper resistant odometer. If you see silver lines between the numbers, you’ll know someone has probably tampered with it and the numbers may not be true. You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. If the new one can be set to the mileage total of the old odometer, then it must be. But if it can’t, then it’s set at zero and a label must be put on the driver’s door to show the old mileage r..

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Odometer (Electronic and LSS Clusters) RPM X 1000 Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has been driven in either miles (used in the United States) or kilometers (used in Canada). Press the EM (EnglishMetric) button on the left side of the instrument cluster to switch the display between miles and kilometers. Pressing the E/M button will also cycle all other displays through English and metric units. Your Oldsmobile has a tamper resistant odometer. The odometer will read ERROR if someone has tampered with it. You may wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a new odometer installed. If ..

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Tachometer (LSS Cluster) RPMX 1000 u The tachometer displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (rpm). NOTICE: Do not operate the engine with the tachometer in the red area. Engine damage may occur. Warning Lights, Gages and Indicators Warning lights and gages can signal that something is wrong before it becomes serious enough.to cause an expensive repair or replacement. Paying attention to your warning lights and gages could also save you or others from injury. Warning lights come on when there may be or is a problem with one of your vehicle’s €unctions. As you will see in the ..

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Safety Belt Reminder Light When the key is turned to RUN or START, a chime will come on for about eight seconds to remind people to fasten their safety belts. The safety beltlight will also come on and stay on 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 an air bag readiness light on the instrument panel, which shows AIR BAG. The system checks the air bag’s electrical system for malfunctions. The light tells you if there is an electrical problem. The system check includes the air bag sensors..

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Brake System Warning Light BRAKE (0) Your Oldsmobile’s hydraulic brake system is divided into two parts. If one part isn’t working, the other part can still work and stop you. For good braking, though, you need both arts working well. to the .floor. It may take longer to stc~p. Ethe Gghtis still on, have the vehicle towed for service. (See “Towing Your Vehicle’’ in the bdex.)

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Anti-Lock Brake System Warning Light ANT‘- (@) LOCK With the anti-lock brake system, this light will come on when you start your engine and may stay on for several seconds. That’s normal. If the light doesn’t come on, have it fixed so it will be ready to warn you if there is a problem. If the light stays on, turn the ignition off. Or, if the light comes on when you’re driving, stop as soon as possible and turnthe ignition off. Then start the engine again to reset the system. If the light still stays on, or comes on again while you’re driving, your Oldsmobile needs service. If the ..

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The traction control system warning light may come on for the following reasons: 1. 2. 3. If you turn the system off by pressing the button located to the right of the steering column, the warning light will come on and stay on. To turn the system back on, press the button again. The warning light should go off. (See “Traction Control System” in the Index for more information.) If there’s a brake system problem that is specifically related to traction control, the traction control system will turn off and the warning light will come on. If your brakes begin to overheat, the traction c..

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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage and Light (Standard and LSS Clusters) c If the gage pointer moves into the red warning zone and the HOT warning light on your instrument cluster goes on, your engine is too hot! It means your engine coolant has overheated. A warning chime may also sound.If you have been operating your vehicle under normal driving conditions, you should pull off the road, stop your vehicle and turn off the engine as soon as possible. In the section “Problems on the Road”, this manual explains what to do. See “Engine Overheating” in the Index. This gage shows the engine..

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Engine Coolant Temperature Gage and Light (Electronic Cluster) This gage has bars that show the engine coolant temperature. If all bars light up, it indicates the coolant temperature is about 255 OF (1 24 O C). A slow chime will sound for five seconds and the HOT warning light will come on. The message HOT ... AC DISABLED will appear in the information center. If the coolant temperature is over 26 1 O F (127 O C), the message HOT.. . STOP ENGINE will appear and a fast-pulsed chime will sound. It means that your engine coolant has overheated. If you have been operating your vehicle under nor..

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Low Coolant Warning Light or Message LOW COOLANT If the engine is running and this warning light comes on, or the information center displays LOW ENGINE COOLANT, your system may be low on coolant and the engine may overheat. A warning chime will also sound. See “Engine Coolant” in the Index and check your coolant level at the coolant recovery tank. If the level is low, bring it up to its proper level. If the level is not low, have your low coolant warning system serviced. The LOW COOLANT warning light will also come on when you turn on the ignition as a bulb check to show you it is work..

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I Low Washer Fluid Warning Light or I I Message (Option) LOW WASH If you have the base or LSS cluster with the optional reminder package, the LOW WASH warning light will come on when the ignition is on and the fluid container is less than one-third full. J If you have the electronic cluster, LOW WASH FLUID will be displayed in the infomation center when the ignition is on and the fluid container is less than one-third full. A warning chime may also sound. Driving without washer fluid can be dangerous. A bad mud splash can block your vision. You could collide with another vehicle. Check your..

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1 NOTICE: Damage to your engine from neglected oil problems can be costly and is not covered by your warranty. The oil pressure warning light could also come on in three other situations: 0 When the ignition is on but the engine is not running, the light will come on as a test to show you it is working, but the light will go out when you turn the ignition to start. If it doesn’t come on with the ignition on, you may have a problem with the fuse or bulb. Have it fixed right away. Sometimes when the engine is idling at a stop, the light may blink on and off. This is normal. 0 If you make a ..

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Engine Oil Level Warning Light or Message OIL W E L When the CHECK OIL or OIL LEVEL warning light comes on, or the information center displays CHECK OIL LEVEL, it indicates that the engine oil level is 1 to 1 112 quarts (0.95 L to 1.4 L) low. A warning chime may also sound. The warning light or message will come on for two to four seconds when the ignition is turned on, as a bulb check to show you it is working. If it doesn’t come on, have it fixed right away. It will then go off. Even if you have a low oil level, it will go off for 15 to 25 seconds. Then, if the oil level is low, the war..

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Fuel Cage .andLow Fuel Light

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I \\ - UNLEADED FUEL ONLY ~ ~ There are- four buttons that control the functions of 'the Driver Information Center. SEL : Press this button to select one of t h ~ five. Momation categories.

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SEL 4 : Press this button to change between the two functions in each category. The functions found in each category are: Fuel: Fuel Used and Fuel Range Economy: Instant and Average Fuel Economy since last reset 0 Gages: Tachometer and Battery Voltage Oil: Oil Pressure and Oil Life since last reset Date/ET: Date and Elapsed Time since last reset ON/OFF: Press this button to turn the system on or off. When off, the DIC will continue to display diagnostic messages as necessary. When you turn the system back on, any current diagnostic messages will be displayed again. If there are no current m..

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displayed, only the chime can be shut off by pressing RESET. If the message HOT. ..STOP ENGINE or LOW PRES STOP ENGINE is displayed, neither the chime nor the message can be shut off the problem requires immediate attention. The chime associated with a diagnostic message will shut off when either SEL is pressed to view other functions. If there are multiple diagnostic messages, each will be displayed for two seconds; then the system will display the next message. All displays are updated continuously. To change the DIC display, and all other displays, to English or metric units, press the E..

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Fuel Range Press SEL v to select FUEL. Press SEL 4 b if necessary to display the fuel range. The display will show a reading such as: FUEL RANGE 235 MI or FUEL RANGE 378 KM Fuel range calculates the remaining distance youcan drive without refueling, allowing a one gallon (4 liter) reserve. It’s based on average fuel economy and the fuel remaining in the tank. If RESET is pressed and held for at least five seconds, fuel used, average fuel economy, and elapsed time will all be reset. TRIP FUNCTIONS RESET will be displayed briefly. Because fuel range is based on average fuel economy, the fue..

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Tachometer (Engine RPM) Oil Life Press SEL v to select GAGES. Press SEL 4 if necessary to display the engine rpm. The display will show a reading such as: Press SEL v to select OIL. Press SEL 4 if necessary to display the oil life. The display will show a reading such as: TACHOMETER 1800 W M OIL LIFE 84% Battery Voltage Press SEL to select GAGES, Press SEL 4 b if necessary to display the electrical system voltage. The display will show a reading such as: This is an estimate of the oil’s remaining useful life. The system predicts remaining oil life using inputs from coolant temperature, en..

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When the oil life is zero, a tone will sound and the display will show: CHANGE OIL NOW Then, when you start the vehicle, a tone will sound and the CHANGE OIL NOW message will display each time the vehicle is started. To reset the oil life display after each oil change: I. Acknowledge all diagnostic messages by pressing 2. Press SEL to select OIL. Press SEL 4 if RESET. necessary to display the oil life. 3. Press and hold the RESET button for about five seconds. Once the oil life index has been reset, a RESET message will be displayed and then oil life will change to 100%. Be careful not to r..

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Date Press SEL v to selectDATEET. Press SEL 4 b if necessary to display the date. The display will show a reading such as: FFU OCTOBER 8 To change the date: 1. 2. 3. Display the date as described above. Press and hold RESET for about one second until the display shows MONTH? " D D N Y with MM/DD/YY representing the date currently stored in the DIC. Note: If you allow more than 10 seconds to elapse between steps, the DIC automatically reverts to the last date stored in the DIC. You would have to start this procedure over. The numbers for the month should be flashing. Press SEL v to decrease ..

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Elapsed Time Press SEL to select DAmLET. I3es.s EEL r( if necessary to display the time. The dsplay will sho& a reading such as: 02: 19 ELAPSED COOLANT LVL SYS PROB

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Canadian and Export Vehicles Only English messages will appear in the information center for two seconds. Then the numeric equivalent will appear for two seconds. NO. 1 2 3 4 5 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 MESSAG? HOT ... STOPENGINE PARK BRAKE SET LOW BRAKE FLUID LOW PRES STOP ENGINE CLEAN KEY-WAIT 3 "V HOT.. . AC DISABLED CHECK OIL LEVEL CHANGE OIL SOON CHANGE OIL NOW LOW FUEL LOW AC REFRIGERANT CHECK CHARGE SYSTEM LOW ENGINE COOLANT LOW WASHER FLUID PRND321PROB DATE FUNCTION PROB AIR BAG PROB 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 49 50 51 COOLANT SENDER PROB OIL P..

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Section 3 Comfort Controls and Audio Systems In this section you'll find out how to operate the comfort control systems and audio systems offered with your Oldsmobile. Be sure to read about the particular system supplied with your vehicle. Four Season Climate Control The air conditioner and heater work best if you keep your windows closed while using them. Your vehicle also has a flow-through ventilation system described in this section. Temperature Control: This knob changes the temperature of the air coming through the system. Turn the knob toward the red zone (clockwise) for warmer air. ..

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DEFOG: Use on cold, humid days when the windows become foggy. The air is directed through the windshield, side window, and lower vents. LOWER: Use to direct most of the air through the lower vents. Some air will flow through the windshield and side window vents. BI-LEV: Use bi-level on cool, but sunny days. This setting directs air in two ways. Cool outside air is directed to the upper portion of your body through the upper vents in the instrument panel. Warmed air is directed through the lower vents, with a little air flow through the windshield and side window vents. At times this tempera..

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Rear Window Defogger (Option) Press to warm the defogger grid on the rear window. The indicator light will glow while the rear window defogger is operating. The rear window lfftl R. DEF: If you turn it on again, the defogger will oDerate for about five minutes onlv. You can also turn Automatic Electronic Climate Control (Option) I , off the defogger by turning off the ignition or pressing This climate control system is designed for set-and-forget R. DEF again. operation. Constant changing of the temperature setting Do not attach a temporary vehicle license across the defogger grid on the re..

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system was set for FRONT however, it comes back on in AUTO if the engine is off for more than 40 minutes. The air conditioner and heater work best if you keep the windows closed while using them. Your vehicle has the flow-through ventilation system described later in this section. The digital displays shows the inside temperature setting or the outside temperature. The outside temperature sensor is most accurate when the vehicle is moving. During stops, the outside temperature display shows the previous driving temperature for best accuracy and system control. The display also shows the fan..

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Controls Temperature Control: Turn the knob to set the interior temperature you want. Turn the knob toward the red zone (clockwise) for warmer air. Turn the knob toward the blue zone (counterclockwise) for cooler air. The temperature you set will be displayed on the screen for five seconds,mthen the outside air temperature will be displayed. Rotate the knob one click to recall the set temperature for five seconds. Start with the midpoint temperature setting of 75 "F (24" C) and allow the system to adjust. Your system has two sun sensors on top of the instrument panel that detect direct sunl..

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Directional Controls: Except when the system is set for DEFOG and FRONT, air conditioning can be selected or turned off as desired. Press one of the buttons listed below to select the desired air flow. An indicator light will show the current selection. Pressing the button for the selection in use will display the inside temperature setting. UPPER: Use to direct most of the air flow through the upper vents in the instrument panel. Some air will also flow through the lower outlets. BI-LEV: Use bi-level on cool, but sunny days. This setting directs air in two ways. Cool outside air is directe..

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Air Conditioning The air conditioner cools and dehumidifies the air inside the vehicle. The air conditioning compressor runs only when required by conditions. The air conditioning is always enabled when DEFOG and FRONT are selected. In any other mode, you can select or turn off the air conditioning as desired by pressing A/C. The indicator light will glow while the air conditioning is enabled. For maximum cooling, turn the temperature knob counterclockwise to the coldest setting. Do not select RECIRC while the inside air is hotter than the outside air. In manual mode, selecting A/C and LOWE..

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Passenger Temperature Control The right front seat passenger can control the temperature of their seating area. Press the PASS button on the main control panel to activate the passenger comfort control. Adjust the temperature using the control on the passenger’s door. The passenger temperature setting can be up to 5 O F (3 O C) cooler or warmer than the primary setting by turning the knob toward blue for cooler, or turning the knob toward red for warmer. If the climate control system is off, activating either control will place the system in automatic mode. If you have this feature, sun o..

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Steering Wheel Touch Controls for Climate Control (Option) Some heating and cooling controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel. Other touch controls also operate some audio controls. Press the upper part of the fan control to increase the fan speed; press the lower part to reduce the fan speed. Press the upper part of the TEMP control to raise the inside temperature setting; press the lower part to lower the setting. Rear Outlets (Option) Slide the center control up to direct airupward. Slide it down to direct air downward. The center position will also direct air toward either side of ..

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Flow-Through Ventilation System Your Oldsmobile’s flow-through ventilation system supplies outside air into the vehicle when it is moving. Outside air will also enter the vehicle when the h :er or the air conditioning fan is running. Ventilation Tips Keep the hood and front air inlet free of ice, snow, or any other obstruction (such as leaves). The heater and defroster will work better, reducing the chance of fogging the inside of your windows. When you enter a vehicle in cold weather, select the LOWER setting, then turn the blower fan to high for a few moments before driving away. This w..

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A W M Stereo Radio The digital display indicates the time or radio station frequency, the AM or FM radio band, whether the station isin stereo, and other audio system functions. PWRNOL: With the ignition on, push the PWRNOL (powerlvolume) knob to turnthe system on or off. Turn it clockwise to increase the volume. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease the volume. AM/FM: Press the A" button to change-between the AM, FMl, and FM2 bands.The display will show which band you are receivirig: TUNE: Press the TUNE knob to release it from the recessed position. Turn it to tune radio stations.. Push th..

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The radio can be set so that either the time or radio station is normally displayed when the radio is playing. To do this, press RECALL to display the time or radio station as desired, then hold RECALL down until the display flashes. A SEEK 7: When you press SEEK while playing the radio, the radio will search for the next higher or lower station and stop. The radio will be muted while seeking. SCAN: When you press SCAN while playing the radio, the radio will go through each station, pausing for a few seconds at each station. Press SCAN again to stop at a istation. The radio will be muted wh..

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AM/FM Stereo Radio with Automatic Tone PWRNOL: With the ignition on, push the power/volume Control and Cassette Tape Player knob to turn the system on or off. Turn it clockwise to increase the volume. Turn it counterclockwise to decrease the volume. AM/FM: Press the AM/FM button to change between the AM, FMl, and FM2 bands. The display will show which band you are receiving. If you press this button while a tape is playing, the tape will stop and the radio will return to the AM or FM band that you were previously receiving. TUNE: Press lightly on this knob to release it from its recessed po..

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To Preset Radio Stations The five pushbuttons labeled 1-5 can be used to set up to 15 radio stations (five AM, five FM1 and five FM2). 1. Tune in the station you want to store. 2. Press TONE to select the tone setting that you prefer. 3. Press and hold one of the five pushbuttons until the display shows a channel number. The radio will mute until the channel number is displayed. Whenever you press that button again, the station and tone setting will return. Always check whether you’re in AM, FMl,orFM2. A SEEK v: When you press SEEK while playing the radio, the radio will search for the ne..

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display and the equalization will be adjusted automatically. If you select a tone setting for your tape, it will be activated when you play another tape. NR: This radio has [email protected] Noise Reduction to reduce background noise on [email protected] encoded tapes. Press this button to reduce background noise on your tape. The Dolby symbol will appear in the display. [email protected] Noise Reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. [email protected] and the symbol are trademarks of Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation. SEEK: When you press SEEK while playing a tape, it will searc..

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ANUFM Stereo Radio with Automatic Tone Control, Cassette Tape and Compact Disc Player PWRNOL: With the ignition on, push the PWRNOL (powerholume) knob to turn the system on or off. Turn it clockwise to increase the volume. Turn in counterclockwise to decrease the volume. The digital display indicates the time or radio station frequency, the AM or FM radio band, whether, the station is in stereo, and other audio system functions. AM/FM: Press this button to change between the AM, FM1 and FM2 bands. The display will show which band you are receiving. If you press this button. while a tape or ..

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SEEK: ‘When you press SEEK while playing the radio, the radio will search for the next higher or lower station .and stop. The radio will be muted while seeking. SCAN: When you press SCAN while playing the radio =the radio willgo through each station, pausing for a few :seconds at each station. Press SCAN again to stop on a station. The radio will be muted while scanning and SCAN will appear on the display. When you press SCAN and hold it for about two seconds until the display shows PSCAN (Preset Scan), the radio will scan only stations that you’ve preset with your radio pushbuttons. Pr..

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selected a tone setting for a tape or CD, then play the radio, the tone you set for the tape or CD will be reactivated when a tape or CD is played again. BASS: Press this button lightly to release it from the recessed position. Turn it to adjust bass response. As you turn the knob you will feel the center position. Push the knob back in to return it to the recessed position. Turning BASS will change the radio’s Automatic Tone Control feature to MANUAL. TREB: Press the treble button lightly to release it from the recessed position, then pull it out to its fully extended position. Turn it t..

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;tape player, press and hold EJECT for five seconds to reset the Cln indicator. The radio will display “---” to $how that the clean feature has been reset. If E and a number appears on the display at any time, an error has occurred. See “Cassette Tape and CD Errors” later in this section. NR: This radio has [email protected] Noise Reduction to reduce background noise on Dolby B encoded tapes. When playing a cassette tape, press this button to reduce background noise on your tape. The Dolby symbol will appear in the display. Dolby Noise Reduction is manufactured under license from Dolby Labora..

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If E and a number appears on the display at any time, an error has occurred. See “Cassette Tape and CD Errors’’ later in this section. A SEEK v: When you press SEEK (down) while playing a CD, it will go back to the start of the current track, if more than eight seconds have played. When you press SEEK (up), it will search for the next higher track and stop. SCAN: When you press SCAN while playing a CD, you’ll hear the first few seconds of each selection. Press SCAN again to stop on a selection. The CD willbe muted while scanning and SCAN will appear on the display. FWD: To advance a..

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THEFTLOCKTM THEFTLOCK is designed to discourage theft of your radio. It works by using a secret code to disable all radio functions whenever the battery power is removed. The THEFTLOCK feature for the radio may be used or ignored. If ignored, the system plays normally and the radio is not protected by the feature. If THEFTLOCK is activated, your radio will not operate if stolen. When THEFTLOCK is activated, the radio will display LOC to indicate a locked condition anytime the battery power is removed. If your battery loses power for any reason, you must unlock the radio with the secret code..

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Unlocking THEFTLOCK after a power loss: Enter your secret code as follows; pause no more than 15 seconds between steps. 0 0 0 0 0 LOC willappear when the ignition is on. Press the MN button and “000” will appear in the display. Press MN again to make the last two digits agree with your code. Press the HR button to make the first one or two digits agree with your code. After you have confirmed that thecode in the display matches the secretcode you have written down, press AM/FM. SEC will appear in the display indicating that the radio is now operable and secure. If the code entered to un..

Errors - Page 152

Cassette Tape and CD Errors If E and a number appears in the radio display, an error has occurred and the cassette or compact disc cannot play temporarily. If the error occurred while trying to play a cassette tape, the following conditions may have caused the error: The cassette tape is tight and the cassette player cannot turn the hubs of the cassette tape. El0 may be displayed. Hold the cassette with the open end down and try turning the right hub counterclockwisewith a pencil. Flip the tape over and repeat. If the hubs do not turn easily, your cassette tape may be damaged and should not..

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Steering Wheel Touch Controls for Audio System (Option) SEEK: Each time you press SEEK, you will tune in a radio station higher on the AM or FM band. When playing a tape or CD, press SEEK to listen to the next selection on the disc. PROG: Press PROG to tune in a preset radio station higher on the AM or FM band. When playing a tape, press PROG to play the other side of the tape. Understanding Radio Reception FM Stereo FM stereo will give you the best sound, but FM signals will reach only about 10 to 40 miles (16 to 65 km). Tall buildings or hills can interfere with FM signals, causing Some a..

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Tips About Your Audio System Hearing damage from loud noise is almost undetectable until it is too late. Your hearing can adapt to higher volumes of sound. Sound that seems normal can be loud and harmful to your hearing. Take precautions by adjusting the volume control on your radio to a safe sound level before your hearing adapts to it. To help avoid hearing loss or damage: 0 Adjust the volume control to the lowest setting. Increase volume slowly until you hear comfortably and clearly. NOTICE: Before you add any sound equipment to your vehicle -- like a tape player, CB radio, mobile teleph..

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Cassette Tape Player Care A tape player that is not cleaned regularly is subject to reduced sound quality, ruined cassettes, or a damaged mechanism. Tape cassettes that are not properly stored in their plastic cases away from contaminants, direct sunlight, and extreme heat may not operate properly and could cause premature failure of the tape player. Cassettes are subject to wear and the sound quality may degrade over time. Always verify that the cassette tape is in good condition and that the tape player is clean before obtaining service on your tape player. Your tape player shouldbe clean..

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Please note that cassette tape adapter kits for portable CD players will not work in your cassette player. These adapters will cause the radio to display an error and the adapter cassette will be ejected. Compact Disc Care Handle discs carefully. Store them in their original cases or other protective cases and away from direct sunlight and dust. If the surface of a disc is soiled, dampen a clean, soft cloth in a mild, neutral detergent solution and clean it, wiping from the center to the edge. Be sure never to touch the signal surface when handling discs. Pick up discs by grasping the outer..

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Power Antenna Mast Care Your power antenna will look its best and work well if it’s cleaned from time to time. To Clean the Antenna Mast: 1. Turn on the ignition and radio to raise the antenna to 2. Dampen a clean cloth with mineral spirits or an full mast extension. equivalent solvent. 3. 4. 5. 6. Then repeat if necessary. Wipe the cloth over the mast sections, removing any dirt. Wipe it dry with a clean cloth before retracting. Make the antenna go up and down by turning the radio or ignition on and off. I NOTICE: I Don’t lubricate the power antenna. Lubrication could damage it. NOTICE..

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1 Section 4 Your Driving and the Road 1 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. Defensive Driving The best advice anyone can give about driving is: Drive defensively. rlease start with a very important safety device in your Oldsmobile: Buckle up. (See “Safety Belts” in the Index.) Defensive driving really means “be ready for anything.” On city streets, rural roads, or freeways, it means “always expect the unexpected.” Assume that pedestrians or other drive..

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Vision Attentiveness The amount of food that is consumed before and during drinking The length of time it has taken the drinker to According to the American Medical Association, a 180-pound (82 kg) person who drinks three 12-ounce (355 ml) bottles of beer in an hour will end up with a BAC of about 0.06 percent. The person would reach the same BAC by drinking three 4-ounce (120 m l > glasses of wine or three mixed drinks if each had 1 - 1/2 ounces (45 ml) of a liquor like whiskey, gin or vodka. consume the alcohol

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It’s the amount of alcohol that counts. For example, if the same person drank three double martinis (3 ounces or 90 ml of liquor each) within an hour, the person’s BAC would be close to 0.12 percent. A person who consumes food just before or during drmking will have a somewhat lower BAC level. There is a gender difference, too. Women generally have a lower relative percentage of body water than men. 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..

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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? A person with even a moderate BAC might not be able to react quickly enough to avoid the collision. . There’s something else about drinking and driving that many people don’t know. Medical research shows that alcohol in a person’s system can make crash injuries worse, especially injuries to the brain, spinal cord or heart. This means that when anyone who has been drinking -- driver or passenger -- is in a cra..

Braking - Page 163

Braking Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. First, youhave to decide to push on the brake pedal. That’s perception time. Then you have to bring up your foot and do it. That’s reaction time. Average reaction time is about 3/4 of a second. But that’s only an average. It might be less with one driver and aslong as two or three seconds or more with another. Age, physical condition, alertness, coordination,’ and eyesight all play a part. So do alcohol, drugs and frustration. But even in 3/4 of a second, a vehicle moving at 60 mph (100 km/h) travels 66 feet (20 m). ..

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Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) Your Oldsmobile has an advanced electronic braking system that will help prevent a braking skid. LOCK ANT‘- (@) This light on the instrument panel will come on briefly when you start your vehicle. When you start your vehicle and begin to drive away, your anti-lock brake system will check itself. You may hear a momentary motor or clicking noise while this test is going on, and you may even notice that your brake pedal moves a little. This is normal. If there’s a problem with the anti-lock brake system, the anti-lock brake system warning light will stay on. See “A..

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The anti-lock system can change the brake pressure As you brake, your computer keeps receiving updates on faster than any driver could. The computer is wheel speed and controls braking pressure accordingly. conditions. programed to make the most Of tire and road Remember: Anti-lock doesn’t change the tirne you need to get your,foot up to the brake pedal. If you get too close to the vehicle in front of you, you won’t have time to apply your brakes if that vehicle suddenly slows or stops. Always leave enough room up ahead to stop, even though you have anti-lock brakes. To Use Anti-Lock Do..

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The TRACTION ACTIVE light will come on when your traction control system is limiting wheel spin. See “Traction Control System Active Light” in the Index. If your vehicle has the Driver Information Center, the TRACTION CNTL ACTIVE message will appear when your traction control system is limiting wheel spin. See “Driver Information Center” in the Index. You may feel the system working, or you may notice some noise, but this is normal. If your vehicle is in cruise control when the traction control system begins to limit wheel spin, the cruise control will automatically disengage. When ..

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especially in slippery road conditions, you should always leave the system on. But you can turn the traction control system off if you ever need to. (You should turn the system off if your 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 OFF warning light will come on and stay on. If the system is limiting wheel spin when you press the button, the system won’t turn off right away. It will wait until there’s no longer a current need to limi..

Steering - Page 168

Experienced driver or beginner, each of us is subject to the same laws of physics when driving on curves. The traction of the tires against the road surface makes it possible for the vehicle to change its path when you turn the front wheels. If there’s no traction, inertia will keep the vehicle going in the same direction. If you’ve ever tried to steer a vehicle on wet ice, you’ll understand this. The traction you can get in a curve depends on the condition of your tires and the road surface, the angle at which the curve is banked, and your speed. While you’re in a curve, speed is t..

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Your Oldsmobile can perform very well in emergencies like these. First apply your brakes. It is better to remove as much speed as you can from a possible collision. Then steer around the problem, to the left or right depending on the space available. An emergency like this requires close attention and a quick decision. If you are holding the steering wheel at the recommended 9 and 3 o’clock positions, you can turn it a full 180 degrees very quickly without removing either hand. But you have to act fast, steer quickly, and just as quickly straighten the wheel once you have avoided the obje..

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Off-Road Recovery You may find sometime that your right wheels have dropped off the edge of a road onto the shoulder while you’re driving. If the level of the shoulder is only slightly below the pavement, recovery should be fairly easy.Ease off the accelerator and then, if there is nothing in the way, steer so that your vehicle straddles the edge of the pavement. You can turn the steering wheel up to 114 turn until the right front tire contacts the pavement edge. Then turn your steering wheel to go straight down the roadway. Passing The driver of a vehicle about to pass another on a two-l..

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0 Do not get too close to the vehicle you want to pass while you’re awaiting an opportunity. For one thing, following too closely reduces your area of vision, especially if you’re following a larger vehicle. Also, you won’t have adequate space if the vehicle ahead suddenly slows or stops. Keep back a reasonable distance. 0 When it looks like a chance to pass is coming up, start to accelerate but stay in the right lane and don’t get too close. Time your move so you willbe increasing speed as the time comes to move into the other lane. If the way is clear to pass, you will have a “r..

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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 the road to do what the driver has asked. In any emergency, don’t give up. Keep trying to steer and constantly seek an escape route or area of less danger. Skidding In a skid, a driver can lose control of the vehicle. Defensive drivers avoid most skids by taking reasonable care suited to existing conditions, and by not “overdriving” those conditions. But skids are always possible. The three types..

Driving - Page 173

Driving at Night Here are some tips on night driving. Drive defensively. 0 Don’t drink and drive. 0 Adjust your inside rearview mirror to reduce the glare from headlamps behnd you. down and keep more space between you and other vehicles. ‘. 0 Slow down, especially on higher speed roads. Your headlamps can light up only so much road ahead. Night driving is more dangerous than day driving. One reason is that some drivers are likely to be imp$ired -- by alcohol or drugs, with night vision problems, or by fatigue. In remote areas, watch for animals. 0 I€ you’re tired, pull off the road ..

Vision - Page 174

Night Vision No one can see as well at night as in the daytime. But as we get older these differences increase. A 50-year-old driver may require at least twice as much light to see the same thing at night as a 20-year-old. What you do in the daytime can also affect your night vision. For example, if you spend the day in bright sunshine you are wise to wear sunglasses. Your eyes 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 bl..

Driving - Page 175

Driving in the Rain 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. It’s always wise to go slower and be cautious if rain starts to fall while you are driving. The surface may get wet suddenly when your reflexes are tuned for driving on dry pavement. The heavier the rain, the harder it is to see. Even if your windshield wiper blades are in good shape, a heavy rain can make it harder to ..

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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. Hydroplaning Hydroplaning is dangerous. So much water can build up under your tires that they can actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you’re going fast enough. When your vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road. Some Other Rainy Weather Tips Turn on your low-beam headlamps -- not just your parking lamps -- t..

Driving - Page 177

City Driving One of the biggest problems with city streets is the amount of traffic on them. You’ll want to watch out for what the other drivers are doing and pay attention to traffic signals. Here are ways to increase your safety in city driving: Know the best way to get to where you are going. Get a city map and plan your trip into an unknown part of the city just as you would for a cross-country trip. Try to use the freeways that rim and crisscross most large cities. You’ll save time and energy. (See the next part, “Freeway Driving.”) Treat a green light as a warning signal. A tr..

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Freeway Driving The most important advice on freeway driving is: Keep up with traEc and keep to the right. Drive at the same Mile for mile, freeways (also called thruways, parkways, expressways, turnpikes, or superhighways) are the safest of all roads. But they have their own~special rules. check traffic. Try to determine where you expect to blend with the flow. Try to merge .into the gap at close to the prevailing speed. Switch on your turn signal, check your mirrors and glance over your shoulder as often as necessary. Try to blend smoothly with the traffic flow. Once you are on the freewa..

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Once you are moving on the freeway, make certain you allow a reasonable following distance. Expect to move slightly slower at night. When you want to leave the freeway, move to the proper lane well in advance. If you miss your exit do not, under any circumstances, stop and back up. Drive on to the next exit. The exit ramp can be curved, sometimes quite sharply. The exit speed is usually posted. Reduce your speed according to your speedometer, not to your sense of motion. After driving for any distance at higher speeds, you may tend to think you are going slower than you actually are. Before..

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Highway Hypnosis Hill and Mountain Roads Is there actually such a condition as “highway hypnosis?’’ Or is it just plain falling asleep at the wheel? Call it highway hypnosis, lack of awareness, or whatever. There is something about an easy stretch of road with the same scenery, along with the hum of the tires on the road, the drone of the engine, and the rush of the wind against the vehicle that can make you sleepy. Don’t let it happen to you! If it does, your vehicle can leave the road in less than a second, and you could crash and be injured. What can you do about highway hypnosis..

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If you drive regularly in steep country, or if you’re planning to visit there, here are some tips that can make your trips safer and more enjoyable. 0 0 Keep your vehicle in good shape. Check all fluid levels and also the brakes, tires, cooling system and transaxle. These parts can work hard on mountain roads. Know how to go down hills. The most important thing to know is this: let your engine do some of the slowing down. Shift to a lower gear when you go down a steep or long hill. 0 0 0 0 Know how to go uphill. Shift down to THIRD (3). This will help cool your engine and transaxle, and y..

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Winter Driving Here are some tips for winter driving: 0 Have your 'Oldsmobile in good shape for winter. Be You may want to putwinter emergency suppliesin sure your engine coolant mix is correct. your trunk. Include an ice scraper, a small brush or broom, a supply of windshield washer fluid, a rag, some winter outer clothing, a small shovel, a flashlight, a red cloth, and a couple 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 sec..

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Driving on Snow or Ice Most of the time, those places where your tires meet the road probablyhave good tr.action. However, if there is snow or ice between your tires and the road, you can have a very slippery situation. You’ll have a lot less traction or “grip” and will need to be very careful. 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 tractionof all. You can get “wet ice” when it’s about freezing (32°F; OOC) and freezing rain begins to fall. Try t..

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sooner than you would on dry pavement. See “Anti-Lock” in the Index. Allow greater following distance on any slippery e Watch for slippery spots. The road might be fine until you hit a spot that’s covered with ice. On an otherwise clear road, ice patches may appear in shaded areas where the sun can’t reach: around clumps of trees, behind buildings, or under bridges. Sometimes the surface of a curve or an overpass may remain icy when the surrounding roads are clear. If you see a patch of ice ahead of you, brake before you are on it. Try not to brake while you’re actually on the ice..

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Run your engine only as long as you must. This saves fuel. When you run the engine, make it go a little faster than just idle., That is, push the accelerator slightly. This uses less fuel for the heat that you get and it keeps the battery charged.You will need a well-charged battery to restart the vehicle, and possibly for signaling later on with your headlamps. Let the heater run for awhile. Then, shut the engine off and close the window almost all the way to preserve the heat. Start the engine again and repeat this only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. But do it as little..

CONFORMS - Page 187

MFD BY GENERAL MOTORS CORP DATE GVWR GAWR FRT GAWR RR THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLI- CABLE U.S. FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PREVENTION STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE. The other label is the Certification label, found on the rear edge of the driver’s door. It tells youthe gross weight capacity of your vehicle, called the GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating). The GVWR includes the weight of the vehicle, all occupants, fuel and cargo. Never exceed the GVWR for your vehicle, or the Gross Axle Weight rating (GAWR) for either the front or rear ..

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the vehicle goes. If you have to stop or turn quickly, or if there is a crash, they’ll keep going. Towing a Trailer NOTICE: Pulling a trailer improperly can damage your vehicle and result in costly repairs not covered by your warranty. To pull a trailer correctly, follow the advice in this part, and see your Oldsmobile retailer for important information about towing a trailer with your vehicle. 4-30

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Your vehicle can tow a trailer if it is equipped with either the 3800 (L36) engine or the optional 3800 Supercharged (L67) engine and proper trailer towing equipment. To identify what the vehicle trailering capacity is for your vehicle, you should read the information in “Weight of the Trailer” that appears later in this section. But trailering is different than just driving your vehicle by itself. Trailering means changes in handling, durability, and fuel economy. Successful, safe trailering takes correct equipment, and it has to be used properly. That’s the reason for this part. In ..

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< Three important considerations have to do with weight: Weight of the Trailer ow heavycan a trailer safely be? It should never weigh more than 1,000 pounds (450 kg). But even that can be too heavy. It depends on how you plan to use your rig. For example, speed, altitude, road grades, outside temperature and how much your vehicle is used to pull a trailer are all important. And, it can also depend on any special equipment that you have on your vehicle. You can ask your retailer for our trailering information or advice, or you can write us at: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network P.O. B..

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If you’re using a “dead-weight” hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 10% of the total loaded trailer weight (B). If you have a “weight-distributing” hitch, the trailer tongue (A) should weigh 12% of the total loaded trailer weight (B). After you’ve loaded your trailer, weigh the trailer and then the tongue, separately, to see if the weights are proper. If they aren’t, you may be able to get them right simply by moving some items around in the trailer. Total Weight on Your Vehicle’s Tires Be sure your vehicle’s tires are inflated to the recommended pressure for cold t..

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Safety Chains You should always attach chains between your vehicle and your trailer. Cross the safety chains under the tongue of the trailer so that the tongue will not drop to the road if it becomes separated from the hitch. Instructions about safety chains may be provided by the hitch manufacturer or by the trailer manufacturer. Follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for attaching safety chains and do not attach them to the bumper. Always leave just enough slack so you can turn with your rig. And, never allow safety chains to drag on the ground. Trailer Brakes Does your trailer have i..

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Following Distance Stay at least twice as far behind the vehicle ahead as you would when driving your vehicle without a trailer. This can help youavoid situations that require heavy braking and sudden turns. Passing You’ll need more passing distance up ahead when you’re towing a trailer. And, because you’re a good deal longer, you’ll need togo much farther beyond the passed vehicle before you can return to your lane. Backing Up Hold the bottom of the steering wheel with one hand. Then, to move the trailer to the left, just move that hand to the left. To move the trailer to the right..

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Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer When you tow a trailer, your vehicle has to have a different ~LU I I signal flasher and extra wiring. The green arrows on your instrument panel will flash whenever you signal a turn or lane change. Properly hooked up, the trailer lamps will also flash, telling other drivers you’re about to turn, change lanes or stop. When towing a trailer, the green arrows on your instrument panel will flash for turns even if the bulbs on the trailer are burned out. Thus, you may think drivers behind you are seeing your signal when they are not. It’s important to check..

Towing - Page 195

When YOU Are Ready to Leave After Parking on a Hill 1. Apply your regular brakes and hold the pedal down while you: ’. Start your engine; Shift into a gear; and Release the parking brake. 2. Let up on the brake pedal. 3. Drive slowly until the trailer is clear of the chocks. 4. Stop and have someone pick up and store the chocks. Maintenance When Trailer Towing Your vehicle will need service more often when you’re pulling a trailer. See the Maintenance Schedule for more on this. Things that are especially important in trailer operation are automatic transaxle fluid (don’t overfill), en..

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Section 5 Problems on the Road Here you’ll find what to do about some problems that can occur on the road. 3azard Warning Flashers Your hazard 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. Press the button in to make your front and rear turn signal lamps flash on and Off. Your hazard warning flashers work no matter what position your key is in, and even if the key isn’t in. 5-1

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5. 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. Positive (+) will go to positive (+) and negative (-) will go to negative (-) or a metal engine part. Don’t connect (+) to (-) or you’ll get a short that would damage the battery and maybe other parts, too.

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6. Connect the red positive (+) cable to the positive (+) terminal of the vehicle with the dead battery. Use a remote positive (+) terminal if the vehicle has one. 7. 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. 8. Now connect the black negative (-) cable to the good battery’s negative (-) terminal. Don’t let the other end touch anything until the next step. The other end of the negative cable doesn’t go to the dead battery. It goes to a heavy unpainted metal part on the e..

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9. 10. 11. Attach the cable at least 18 inches (45 cm) away from the dead battery, but not near engine parts that move. The electrical connection is just as good there, but the chance of sparks getting back to the battery is much less. Now start the vehicle with the good battery and run the engine for a while. Try to start the vehicle with the dead battery. If it won’t start after a few tries, it probably needs service. DEAD BATTERY -+j= GOOD BAlTERY 12. Remove the cables in reverse order to prevent electrical shorting. Take.care that they don’t touch each other or any other metal.

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Towing Your Vehicle Try to have a GM retailer or a professional towing service tow your Oldsmobile. The usual towing equipment is: A. Sling-type tow truck B. Wheel-lift tow truck C. Car carrier If your vehicle has been changed or modified since it was factory-new by adding aftermarket items like fog lamps, aero skirting, or special tires and wheels, these instructions and illustrations may not be correct. Before you do anything, turn on the hazard warning flashers. When you call, tell the towing service: That your vehicle can only be towed with certain equipment, as described later in this ..

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When your vehicle is being towed, have the ignition key off. The steering wheel should be clamped in a straight-ahead position, with a clamping device designed for towing service. Do not use the vehicle’s steering column lock for this. The transaxle should be in NEUTRAL (N) and the parking brake released. Don’t have your vehicle towed on the front wheels, unless you must. If the vehicle must be towed on the front wheels, don’t go more than 55 mph (88 M) or farther than 500 miles (800 km) or your transaxle will be damaged. If these limits must be exceeded, then the front wheels have to..

Towing - Page 205

Front Towing Hookup Before hooking up to a tow truck, be sure to read all the information on towing your Oldsmobile earlier in this section. 1. 2. 3. Attach T-hook chains into the bottom slots in the cradle behind the front wheels, on both sides. Position a 4 X 4 wood beam against the bottom of the radiator support, across sling chains, and behind the front bumper. Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each control arm. 5-9

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Rear Towing Hookup Before hooking up to a tow truck, be sure to read all the information on towing your Oldsmobile earlier in this section. 1. Attach T-hook chains on both sides, in the slotted holes in the floor pan support rails, just ahead of the rear wheels. 2. Position the lower sling crossbar directly under the rear bumper. 3. Attach a separate safety chain around the outboard end of each lower control arm. 5-10 Engine Overheating You will find a coolant temperature gage or warning light about a hot engine on your Oldsmobile’s instrument panel. If you have the Electronic Cluster, yo..

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If Steam Is Coming From Your Engine NOTICE: If your engine catches fire because you keep driving with no coolant, your vehicle can be badly damaged. The costly repairs would not be covered by your warranty. If No Steam Is Coming From Your Engine If you get the overheat warning but see or hear no steam, the problem may not be too serious. Sometimes the engine can get a little too hot when you: 0 Climb a long hill on a hot day. 0 Stop after high speed driving. 0 Idle for long periods in traffic. 0 Tow a trailer. 5-11

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If you get the overheat warning with no sign of steam, try thisfor a minute or so: 1. Turn off your air conditioner. 2. Turn on your heater to full hot at the highest fan speed and open the window as necessary. 3. If you’re in a traffic jam, shift to NEUTRAL (N); otherwise, shift to the highest gear while driving -- AUTOMATIC OVERDRIVE (GO) or DRIVE (D). If you no longer have the overheat warning, you can drive. Just to be safe, drive slower for about ten minutes. normally. If the warning continues, pull over, stop, and park your vehicle right away. If there’s still no sign of steam, yo..

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How to Add Coolant to the Coolant Recovery Tank If you haven’t found a problem yet, but the coolant level isn’t at FULL COLD, add a 50150 mixture of clean water (preferably distilled) and a proper antifreeze at the coolant recovery tank. (See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for more information about the proper coolant

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When the coolant in the coolant recovery tank is at FULL COLD, start your vehicle. If the overheat warning continues, there’s one more thing you can try. You can add the proper coolant mix directly to the radiator, but be sure the cooling system is cool before you do it. 5-15

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How to Add Coolant to the Radiator 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 slowly to the left until it first stops. (Don't press downwhile turning the pressure cap.) If you hear a hiss, wait for that to stop. A hiss means there is still some pressure left. 2. Then keep turning the pressure cap, but now push down as you turn it. Remove the pressure cap. 3. Fill the radiator with the proper mix, up to the base of the filler neck. 5-16

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4. Then fill the coolant recovery tank to the WLL COLD mark. 5. Put the cap back on the coolant recovery tank, but leave the radiator pressure cap off. 5-17

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6. Start the engine and let it run until you can feel the upper radiator hose getting hot. Watch out for the engine fans. 8. Then replace the pressure cap. 7. By this time the coolant level inside the radiator filler neck may be lower. If the level is lower, add more of the proper mix through the filler neck until the level reaches the base of the filler neck. At any time during this procedure if coolant begins to flow out of the filler neck, reinstall the pressure cap. Be sure the mows on the pressure cap line up like this. 5-18

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Flat - Page 215

If a Tire Goes Flat Changing a Flat Tire It’s unusual for a tire to “blow out” while you’re driving, If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel damage especially ,if you maintain your tires properly. If air goes by driving slowly to a level place. Turn on your hazard out of a tire, it’s much more likely to leak out slowly. warning flashers. But if you should ever have a “blowout,” here are a few tips about what to expect and what to do: If a front tire fails, the flat tire will create a drag that pulls the vehicle toward that side. Take your foot off the accelerator ped..

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- . . . 1. 2. Open the jack storage cover by twisting the knob 114 turn counterclockwise. Remove the jack and wheel wrench.

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I AI I,i 7. If you have an alloy (aluminum) wheel with 'a center cover that conceals the wheel nuts the following directions will help. a) Insert the flat end of the wheel wrench in the .. notch and pry off the center cover. Do not drop the cover or lay it face down, as it could be scratched or damaged. b) When replacing the cover after the wheel is put back on the vehicle, do not use a hammer or mallet to install the cover. 8. Use the wheel wrench to loosen the wheel nuts, but don't remove them. (The bracket shown is on wheels with wire wheel covers only. It's needed to anchor wire wheel c..

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m 9. Attach the wheel wrench to the jack, and rotate the wrench clockwise to raise the jack head a few inches. 10. Near each wheel well is a notch in the frame into which to put the jack head. The front notch is 10 inches back from the front wheel well. The rear notch is 8 inches forwardfrom the rear wheel well. The wheel wrench has these 8 and 10 inch distances stamped on the handle. Use the wheel wrench to measure to the notch by flipping the socket into the handle, then measure from the socket end of the wrench. 11. Position the jack and raise the jack head until it fits firmly on the ri..

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Raishg your vehicle with the jack improperly positioned will damage the vehicle ur may allow the vehide to fall aff the jack. Be sure to fit the jack lift head into the proper location before raising your vehicle.

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17. Tighten the wheel nuts firmly in a crisscross sequence. Don’t try to put the wheel cover on the compact spare tire. It won’t fit. Store the wheel cover in the .trunk until you have replaced the compact spare tire with a regular tire. NOTICE: Wheel covers won’t fit on your compact spare. If you try to put a wheel cover OR your compact spare, you could damage the cover or the spare. 18. Store the flat tire as far forward in the trunk as possible. Store the jack and wheel wrench in their compartment in the trunk. The compact spare is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare ..

NOTICE: - Page 223

Compact Spare Tire Although the compact spare was fully inflated when your vehicle was new, it can lose air after a time. Check the inflation pressure regularly. It should be 60 psi (420 Pa). After installing the compact spare on your vehicle, you should stop as soon as possible and make sure your spare tire is correctly inflated. The compact spare is made to perform well at posted speed limits for distances up to 3,000 miles (5 000 lun), so you can finish your trip and have your full-size tire repaired or replaced where you want. Of course, it’s best to replace your spare with a full-siz..

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If You’re Stuck: In Sand, Mud, Ice or Snow What you don’t want to do when your vehicle is stuck is to spin your wheels too fast. The method known as “rocking” can help you get out when you’re stuck, but you must use caution. NOTICE: Spinning your wheels can destroy parts of your vehicle as well as the tires. If you spin the wheels too fast while shifting your transaxle back and forth, you can destroy your transaxle. I I For information about using tire chains on your vehicle, see “Tire Chains” in the Index. Rocking your vehicle to get it out First, turn your steering wheel lef..

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Doing Your Own Service Work If you want to do some of your own service work, you’ll want to get the proper Oldsmobile Service Manual. It tells you much more about how to service your Oldsmobile than this manual can. To order the proper service manual, see “Service Publications” in the Index. Your vehicle has an air bag system. Before attempting do your own service work, see “Servicing Your Air Bag-Equipped Oldsmobile” in the Index. You should keep a record with all parts receipts and lis the mileage and the date of any service work you perform. See “Maintenance Record” in the ..

NOTICE: - Page 227

Fuel 3800 Series II Engine (Code K) The 8th digit of your vehicle identification number (VIN) shows the code letter for your engine. You will find the VIN at the top left of your instrument panel. (See “Vehicle Identification Number” in the Index .) Use regular unleaded gasoline rated at 87 octane or higher. It should meet specifications ASTM D4814 in the United States and CGSB 3.5-92 in Canada. These fuels should have the proper additives, so you should not have to add anything to the fuel. In the United States and Canada, it’s easy to be sure you get the right kind of gasoline (unle..

Supercharged - Page 228

Gasolines for Cleaner Air Your use of gasoline with deposit control additives will help prevent deposits from forming in your engine and fuel system. That helps keep your engine in tune and your emission control system working properly. It’s good for your vehicle, and you’ll be doing your part for cleaner air. Many gasolines are now blended with oxygenates. General Motors recommends that you use gasolines with these blending materials, such as MTBE and ethanol. By doing so, you can help clean the air, especially in those parts of the country that have hgh carbon monoxide levels. In addi..

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you’re accelerating or driving up a hill. That’s normal and you don’t have to buy a higher octane fuel to get rid of pinging. It’s the heavy, constant knock that means you have a problem. What about gasoline with blending materials that contain oxygen (oxygenates), such as MTBE or alcohol? MTBE is “methyl tertiary-butyl ether.” Fuel that is no more than 15% MTBE is fine for your vehicle. Ethanol is ethyl or grain alcohol. Properly-blended fuel that is no more than 10% ethanoE is fine for your vehicle. Methanol is methyl or wood alcohol. I I I NOTICE: Fuel that is more than 5% me..

X.S. - Page 230

Fuels in Foreign Countries Filling Your Tank -If you plan on driving in another country outside the X.S. or Canada, unleaded fuel may be hard to find. Do not use leaded gasoline. If you use even one tankful, your emission controls won’t work well or at all. With continuous use, spark plugs can get fouled, the exhaust ,system can corrode, and your engine oil can deteriorate quickly. Your vehicle’s oxygen sensor will be damaged. All of that means costly repairs that wouldn’t be covered :by your warranty. -To check on fuel availability, ask an auto club, or ’contact a major oil company..

right - Page 232

When you put thecap back on, turn it to the right until you hear at least three clicks. NOTICE: If you need a new cap, be sure to get the right type..Your retailer can get one for you. If you get the wrong type, it may not fit or have proper venting, and your fuel tank and emissions system might be damaged. Checking Things Under the Hood The following sections tell you how to check fluids, lubricants and important underhood parts. I 6-8

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Hood Release To open the hood, first pull the hood release handle inside the vehicle. Then go to the front of the vehicle and pull up on the underhood release. Lift the hood. Before closing the hood, be sure all the filler caps are on properly. Then just pull the hood down and clase~ it firmly.

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3800 Series I1 Engine (L 36 - Code K) When you open the hood, you’ll see: 1. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank 2. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick 3. Brake Fluid Reservoir 4. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 5. Air Cleaner 6. Engine Oil Fill Cap 7. Engine Oil Dipstick 8. Radiator Pressure Cap 9. Battery 1 6-10

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L36 Engine Accessory Belt A C The L36 engine uses an engine accessory belt. This diagram shows the features connected and the routing. See “Maintenance Schedule” in the Index for when to check the belt. A. B. C. D. E. E Power Steering Alternator Air Conditioning Crank Coolant Pump Tensioner

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3800 Supercharged Engine (L67 - Code 1) (Option) When you open the hood, you’ll see: 1. Engine Coolant Recovery Tank 2. Automatic Transaxle Fluid Dipstick 3. Power Steering Fluid Reservoir 4. Brake Fluid Reservoir 5. Windshield Washer Fluid Reservoir 6. Air Cleaner 7. Engine Oil Fill Cap 8. Engine Oil Dipstick 9. Radiator Pressure Cap 10. Battery 6-12

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L67 Engine Accessory Belt F The Supercharged 3800 (L67) engine uses two accessory drive belts. One belt drives the generator and the power steering pump. The second belt drives the supercharger, coolant pump and air conditioning compressor. Each belt has its own tensioner and idler pulley. See “Maintenance Schedule” in the Index for when to check the accessory drive belts and the Supercharger oil level. Have your retailer check the oil level in the Supercharger. 1. Front Belt 2. Back Belt A. Alternator B . Power Steering Pump C. Crank D. Supercharger E. Coolant Pump F. Air Conditioning ..

Engine - Page 238

Engine Oil If the CHECK OIL LEVEL message, OIL LEVEL light, or CHECK OIL light on the instrument panel comes on, it means you need to check your engine oil level right away. For more information, see “Check Oil Message,” “Oil Level Light,” or “Check Oil” in the Index. You should check your engine oil level regularly; this is an added reminder. It’s a good idea to check your engine 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 immediately behind the engine fans an..

NOTICE: - Page 239

To Check Engine Oil Pull out the dipstick and clean it with apaper towel or cloth, then push it back in all the way. Remove it again, keeping the tip down, and check the level. What Kind of Oil to Use When to Add Oil If the oil is at or below the ADD mark, then you’ll need to add some oil. But you must use the right kind. This part explains what kind of oil to use. For crankcase capacity, see “Capacities and Specifications” in the Index. NOTICE: Don’t add too much oil. If your engine has so much oil that the oil level gets above the cross-hatched area that shows the proper operating..

NOT RECOMMENDED - Page 240

RECOMMENDED SAE VISCOSITY GRADE ENGINE OILS FOR BEST FUEL ECONOMY AND COLD STARTING, SELECT THE LOWEST SAE VISCOSITY GRADE OIL FOR THE EXPECTED TEMPERATURE RANGE. HOP WEATHER I "F tlOO - + 20 i- 7 "C - 38 - 27 - 16 . b . 7 ' 18 SAE W-30 LOOK FOR THIS SYMBOL SAE 1OW-30 PREFERRED above 0°F (-1WC) WEATHER DO NOT USE SAE 2OW-56 OR ANY OTHER GRADE OIL NOT RECOMMENDED As shown in the chart, SAE 1OW-30 is best for your vehicle. However, you can use SAE 5W-30 if it's going to be colder than 60 * F ( 16" C) before your next oil change. When it's very cold, you should use SAE 5W-30. These numbers on..

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When to Change Engine Oil See if any one of these is true for you: 0 Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km). This is particularly important when outside temperatures are belowfreezing. driving in stop and go traffic). 0 Most trips include extensive idling (such as frequent 0 Most trips are through dusty areas. You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of your vehicle. If any one of these is true for your vehicle, then you need to change your oil and filter every 3,000 rniles (5 000 km) or 3 months -- whichever comes first. (See “Change Oil Indicator” in the Index..

Cleaner - Page 242

Air Cleaner To Check or Replace the Air Cleaner Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to replace the air filter. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index. 1. Remove the three wingscrews in the housing cover and pull back. If you have the 3800 Supercharged Engine, unsnap the three clips holding the air cleaner housing cover and pull apart. NOTICE: If the air cleaner is off, a backfire can cause a damaging engine fire. And, dirt can easily get into your engine, which will damage it. Always have the air cleaner in place when you’re driving. 6-18

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2. Remove the clamp on the air intake hose where the hose attaches to the throttle body near the top of the engine. Detach the hose from the throttle body, then pull back the rear of the housing cover. 3. Remove the air filter. 4. Install the air filter carefully and replace the cover 5. Reattach the air intake hose and tighten the clamp. tightly.

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I I Supercharger Oil When to Check Check oil level every 30,000 miles (SO 000 km) or every 36 months. What Und of Oil to Use See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index and use only tbe recommended oil. How to Check and Add Oil Check oil only when the engine is cold. Mow the engine tu cool 2 to 3 hours after running. Unless you are technically qualified and have the proper tools, you should let your retailer or a qualified service center per€orm this maintenance. 1. Remove the wiring hamess shield. 2. Clean the area around the oil fiU plug before 3. Remove the oil fill plug u..

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4. The oil level is correct when it just reaches the bottom of the threadsof the inspection hole. 5. Replace the oil plug with the O-ring in place. Torque to 88 lb-in (10 N-m). 6. R.eplace the wiring harness shield. Automatic Transaxle Fluid When to Check and Change A good time to check your automatic transaxle fluid level is when the engine oil is changed. Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine when to change your fluid. See “Scheduled Maintenance Services” in the Index. How to Check Because this operation can be a little difficult, you may choose to have this done at your Olds..

engine - Page 246

To check the fluid level 0 Park your vehicle on a level place. Keep the engine running. With the parking brake applied, place the shift lever 0 With your foot onthe brake pedal, move the shift in PARK (P). lever through each gear range, pausing for about three seconds in each range. Then, position the shift lever in PARK (P). Let the engine run at idle for three to five minutes. Then, without shutting off the engine, follow these steps: 1. The transaxle fluid dipstick is located on the right side of the engine compartment, near the master brake cylinder. The dipstick has a red ring or red p..

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How to Add Fluid Refer to the Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of transaxle fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. If the fluid level is low, add only enough of the proper fluid to bring the level into the cross-hatched area on the dipstick. 1. 2. a a Pull out the dipstick. Using along-neck funnel, add enough fluid at the dipstick hole to bringit to theproper level. It doesn’t take much fluid, generally less than a pint (OSL). Don’t overjill. We recommend you use only fluid labeled [email protected], because fluid with that label is made especially ..

Coolant - Page 248

Adding Coolant NOTICE: If you use an improper coolant mix, your engine could overheat and be badly damaged. The repair cost wouldn’t be covered by your warranty. Too much water in the mix can freeze and crack the engine, radiator, heater core and other parts. To Check Coolant When your engine is cold, the coolant level should be at FULL COLD or a little higher. When your engine is warm, the level should be up to FULL HOT or alittle higher. 6-24

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LOW COOLANT If you have the electronic cluster and your coolant level is low, the information center display will show LOW ENGINE COOLANT. If this light comes on, it means you’re low on engine coolant. To Add Coolant If you needmore coolant, add the proper mix at the coolant recovery tank. Add coolant mix at the recovery tank, but be careful not to spill it.

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Radiator Pressure Cap When you replace your radiatix pressure cap, an [email protected] cap is recomended. 'memostat ~ ~ The power steering fluid reservoir on the L67 engine is to the right of the supercharger and in front of the transaxle fluid dipstick. The power steering-fluid reservoir on the L36 engine is located below the alternator and behind the accessory drive belt.

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How To Check Power Steering Fluid When the engine compartment is cool, unscrew the cap and wipe the dipstick with a clean rag. Replace the cap and completely tighten it. Then remove the cap again and look at the fluid level on the dipstick. The level should be at the FULL COLD mark. Add enough fluid to bring the level up to the mark. A fluid loss in this system could indicate a problem. Have the system inspected and repaired. What to Add Refer tothe Maintenance Schedule to determine what kind of fluid to use. See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index. NOTICE: When adding powe..

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YOTICE: Brakes A e e e e When using concentrated washer fluid, follow the manufacturer’s instructions for adding water. Don’t mix water with ready-to-use washer fluid. Water can cause the solution to freeze and damage your washer fluid tank and other parts of the washersystem. Also, water doesn’t clean as well as washer fluid. FiIl your washer fluid tank only 314 full when it’s very cold. This allows for expansion, which could damage the tank if it is completely full. Don’t use radiator antifreeze in your windshield washer. It can damage your washer system and paint. Brake Master ..

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the fluid level goes back up. The other reason is that fluid is leaking out 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 leak. If you add fluid when your linings are worn, then you’ll have too much fluid when you get new brake linings. You should add (or remove) brake fluid, as necessary, only when work is done on the brake hydraulic system. When your brake fluid falls to..

NOTICE: - Page 254

Brake Wear Your Oldsmobile has front disc brakes and rear drum brakes. Disc brake pads have built-in wear indicators that make a high-pitched warning sound when the brake pads are worn and new pads are needed. The sound may come and go or be heard all the time your vehicle is moving (except when you are pushing on the brake pedal firmly). NOTICE: Continuing to drive with worn-out brake pads could result in costly brake repair. Some driving conditions or climates may cause a brake squeal when the brakes are first applied or lightly applied. This does not mean something is wrong with your bra..

Battery - Page 255

Brake Pedal Travel Battery See your retailer if the brake pedal does not return to normal height, or if there is a rapid increase in pedal travel. Ths could be a sign of brake trouble. Brake Adjustment Every time you apply the brakes moderately, withor without the vehicle moving, your brakes adjust for wear. Replacing Brake System Parts The braking system on a modern vehicle is complex. Its many parts have to be of top quality and work well together if the vehicle is to have really good braking. Vehicles we design and test have top-quality GM brake parts in them, as your Oldsmobile does whe..

Headlamp - Page 256

Halogen Bulbs Headlamp Bulb Replacement 1. Remove the two quarter-turn wing screws from the top of the headlamp housing. Remove the two screws holding the part of the grille covering the headlamps. Be careful not to scratch or bend this portion of the grille.

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A 4. Twist the bulb assembly 1/6 turn and pull out the bulb assembly. Reverse the procedure to replace the bulb assembly and headlamp housing. Make sure the tabs (A) are locked into slots (B) before tightening the screws.

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The [email protected] screws (C) are headlamp aiming screws. Do not turn these screws. Only a qualified service technician using proper equipment should adjust these screws. Taillamp Bulb Replacement For the type of bulb, see the Index under “Replacement Bulbs.” 1. In the trunk, remove the plastic screw holding the carpeting in place and pull back the carpeting. If you have the optional convenience net, you must first remove it from the hooks. 2. Pull the carpet away from the rear corner of the trunk. 3. Rotate the bulb housing 1/8 turn and remove it. 4. To remove the bulb, push in and rotate it co..

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Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement Replacement blades come in different types and are removed in different ways. Here’s how to remove the type with a release clip: 1. 2. 3. Pull the windshield wiper arm away from the windshield. Push down on the release clip with a screwdriver and pull the blade assembly off the wiper arm. Push the new wiper blade securely on the wiper arm. 6-35

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Inflation - Page 261

Inflation - Tire Pressure The Tire-Loading Information label which is on the rear edge of the driver’s door shows the correct inflation pressures for your tires, when they’re cold. “Cold” means your vehicle has been sitting for at least three hours or driven no more than a mile. NOTICE: Don’t let anyone tell you that underinflation or overinflation is all right. It’s not. If your tires don’t have enough air (underinflation) you can get: Too much flexing Too much heat 0 Tire overloading Bad wear Bad handling Bad fuel economy. NOTICE: (Continued) NOTICE: (Continued) If your tire..

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When rotating your tires, d,way,s use the Correct mtation pattern shown here.

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When it’s Time for New Tires One way to tell when it’s time for new tires is to check the treadwear indicators, which will appear when your tires have only 1/16 inch (1.6 mm) or less of tread remaining. You need a new tire if: 0 You can see the indicators at three or more places 0 You can see cord or fabric showing through the tire’s around the tire. rubber. 0 The tread or sidewall is cracked, cut or snagged deep enough to show cord or fabric. 0 The tire has a bump, bulge or split. 0 The tire has a puncture, cut, or other damage that can’t be repaired well because of the size or loc..

Treadwear - Page 264

Treadwear The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear rate of the tire when tested under controlled conditions on a specified government test course. For example, a tire graded 150 would wear one and a half (1 1/2) times as well on the government course as a tire graded 100. The relative performance of tires depends upon the actual conditions of their use, however, and may depart significantly from the norm due to variations in driving habits, service practices and differences in road characteristics and climate. Traction - A, B, C The traction grades, from highest to lowe..

Temperature - Page 265

Temperature - A, B, C The temperature grades are A (the highest), B, and C , representing the tire’s resistance to the generation of heat andits ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled conditions on a specified indoor laboratory test wheel. Sustained high temperature can cause the material of the tire to degenerate and reduce tire life, and excessive temperature can lead to sudden tire failure. The grade C corresponds to a level of performance which all passenger car tires must meet under the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 109. Grades B and A represent higher lev..

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Wheel Replacement Replace any wheel that is bent, cracked, or badly rusted or corroded. If wheel nuts keep coming loose, the wheel, wheel bolts, and wheel nuts should be replaced. If the wheel leaks air, replace it (except some aluminum wheels, which can sometimes be repaired). See your Oldsmobile retailer if any of these conditions exist. Your retailer will know the kind of wheel you need. Each new wheel should have the same load carrying capacity, diameter, width, offset, and be mounted the same way as the one it replaces. If you need to replace any of your wheels, wheel bolts, or wheel n..

“S” - Page 267

Used Replacement Wheels Tire Chains Use tire chains only where legal and only when you must. Use only SAE Class “S” type chains that are the proper size for your tires. ZnstaIl them on the front tires and tighten them as tightly as possible with the ends securely fastened. Drive slowly and follow the chain manufacturer’s instructions. If you can hear the chains contacting your vehicle, stop and retighten them. If the contact continues, slow down until it stops. Driving too fast or spinning the wheels with chains on will damage your vehicle. 6-43

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Using Foam-Qpe Cleaner on Fabric 0 0 e 0 0 e e 0 0 0 Vacuum and brush the area to remove anyloose dirt. Always clean a whole trim panel or section. Mask surrounding trim along stitch or welt lines. Mix Multi-Purpose Powdered Cleaner following the directions on the container label. Use suds only and apply with a clean sponge. Don’t saturate the material. Don’t rub it roughly. As soon as you’ve cleaned the section, use a sponge to removethe suds. Rinse the section with a clean, wet sponge. Wipe off what’s left with a slightly damp paper towel or cloth. Then dry it immediately with a b..

Cleaning - Page 270

I Special Cleaning Problems Greasy or Oily Stains Such as grease, oil, butter, margarine, shoe polish, coffee with cream, chewing gum, cosmetic creams, vegetable oils, wax crayon, tar and asphalt. 0 Carefully scrape off excess stain. Follow the solvent-type instructions described earlier. Shoe polish, wax crayon, tar and asphalt will stain if left on a vehicle seat fabric. They should be removed as soon as possible. Be careful, because the cleaner will dissolve them and may cause them to spread. Non-Greasy Stains Such as catsup, coffee (black), egg, fruit, fruit juice, milk, soft drinks, wi..

1050011). - Page 272

Cleaning the Outside of the Windshield and Wiper Blades If the windshield is not clear after using the windshield washer, or if the wiper blade chatters when running, wax or other material may be on the blade or windshield. Clean the outside of the windshield with GM Windshield Cleaner, Bon-Ami Powder’ (GM Part No. 1050011). The windshield is clean if beads do not form when you rinse it with water. Clean the blade by wiping vigorously with a cloth soaked in full strength windshield washer solvent. Then rinse the blade with water. Wiper blades should be checked on a regular basis and repla..

basecoat/clearcoat.paint - Page 273

Your Oldsmobile has a “basecoatklearcoat” paint finish. The clearcoat gives more depth and gloss to the colored basecoat. Always use waxes and polishes that are non-abrasive and made for a basecoatklearcoat paint finish. NOTICE: Machine compounding or aggressive polishing on a basecoat/clearcoat.paint finish may dull the fmish OF leave swirl marks. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, chemicals from industrial chimneys, etc. can damage your vehicle’s finish if they remain on painted surfaces. Wash t..

12,000 - Page 274

Weatherstrips Underbody Maintenance Silicone grease on weatherstrips will make them last: longer, seal better, and not stick or squeak. Apply silicone grease with a clean cloth at least every six months. During very cold, damp weather more frequent application may be required. (See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in the Index.) Chemicals used for ice and snow removal and dust control can collect on the underbody. If these are not removed, accelerated corrosion (rust) can occur on the underbody parts such as fuel lines, frame, floor pan, and exhaust system even though they have corro..

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Appearance Care and Maintenance Materials You can get these from your GM Parts Department. Spray-A-Squeak Silicone Grease Weatherstrips, Stops squeaks See your General Motors Parts Departments for these products. See your Maintenance Schedule for other products. 6-51

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NOTICE: - Page 276

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) I ENGINE / ’gg5 \ PLANT CODE MODEL YEAR ASSEMBLY This is the legal identifier for your Oldsmobile. It appears on a plate in the front corner of the instrument panel, on the driver’s side. You can see it if you look through the windshield from outside your vehicle. The VIN also appears on the Vehicle Certification and I service Parts labels and the certificates of title and ?registration. Engine Identification The eighth character in your VIN is the engine code. This code will help you identify your engine, specifications, and replacement parts. Servic..

1 “ O - Page 277

Fuses and Circuit Breakers The wiring circuits in your vehicle are protected from short circuits by a combination of fuses and circuit breakers. This greatly reduces the chance of damage caused by electrical problems. Left Side Fuse Panel The left side fuse panel is located to the left of the steering wheel, under the instrument panel. Snap off the cover to reveal the fuses. You’ll find a fuse puller clipped to 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 locatedin the slots..

Position - Page 278

Position 1 2 3 4 5 1A 2A 3A 4A SA 6A 7A 8A 9A 1B 2B 3B 4B 5B 6B 7B 8B 9B 1c 2 c Circuitry Circuit Breaker-Power Windows Not Used Power Seats Not Used Not Used Start-up Signal-Air Bag Spare Not Used Interior Lamps Ignition (Run), Automatic A/C Control, Base Cluster Courtesy Lamps, Power Mirrors Not Used Not Used Cigar Lighter Turn Signal, Back-up Lamps, Cornering Lamps, Brake-Transaxle Shift Interlock Spare Not Used Not Used Anti-Lock Brake System Brake and Hazard Lamps Not Used Not Used Electronic Level Control Air Bag SDare L Position 3 c 4 c 5 c 6C 7 c 8C 9 c 1D 2D 3D 4D 5D 6D 7D 8D 9D 1E..

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Right Side Fuse Panel Additional fuses are located in the relay center, on the far right side, below the instrument panel. You must remove the sound insulator on the right side of the passenger foot well to replace these fuses. Replacing these fusesis difficult. We recommend that you see your retailer if you need one replaced. Position Circuitry 1 . Door Locks 2 Power Antenna, Lock Switch, Trunk Release 3 Horns 4 Not Used 5 Cruise Control, Misc. Engines Controls 6 Fuel Pump 7 Injectors 8 Powertrain Control Module, PASS-Key% 9 A/C Programmer 11' Not Used 10 Not Used 12 Not Used n o no0 o n n..

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MaxifuseDXelay Center To check the fuses in this underhood fuse center, turn the two knobs 114 turn counterclockwiseand loosen the metal wing nut on the passenger side of the cover. Then remove the cover. The inside of the cover has a chart that explains the features and controls governed by each fuse and relay. Headlamp Wiring The headlamp wiring is protected by a circuit breaker in the wiring harness. An electrical overload will cause the lamps to go on and off, or in some cases to remain off. If this happens, have your headlamp system checked right away. Windshield Wipers The windshield ..

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Capacities and Specifications for Code K (L36) and Code 1 (L67) Automatic Transaxle AT (Overdrive) When draining or replacing torque convertel; more fluid may be needed. Pan Removal and Replacement ................................ 6.5 quarts 6.1 L After Complete Overhaul ..................................... 11 quarts 10.4 L CoolingSystem .............................................. 13 quarts 12.3 L Refrigerant (R=134a), Air Conditioning ......................... 2.0 pounds 0.9 kg Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. I f the air conditioning system in your vehicle needs ref..

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6-58 I Engine Specifications 3800 Series II Engine (L36) VIN Engine Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Type .................................... Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compression Ratio . . . . . . . . , . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Firingorder .............................. Thermostat Temperature Specification . . . . . . . . . . VIN Engine Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Type .................................... Displacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compressio..

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Coulering Lamps (Optional) .......................... Front Parking Lamps ................................ Front Turn Signal Lamps ............................. Halogen Headlamps LowBeam ........................................ HighBeam ........................................ Eront Sidemarker Lamps ............................. Rear Back-up Lamps .................................... License Plate Lamp ................................. Center E&-Mounted Stoplight ....................... Rear Sidemarker L a p s ............................. stop/Taillamps ................. .# .............

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Replacement Bulbs INSIDE LAMPS ........................... BULB Overhead Front Overhead Lamps ........................ 906 Rear Overhead Lamps ........................ 906 Visor Vanity Lamps ......................... 7065 Doors Front Courtesy Lamps ......................... 74 Rear CourtesyNarning Lamps .................. 194 Instrument Panel IP Sound Insulator Panel (Lower Floor Lighting) ... 168 Glove Compartment Lamp ..................... 194 Ashtray Lamp ............................... 194 Air Conditioning Refrigerants Not all air conditioning refrigerants are the same. If the air condi..

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IMPORTANT: KEEP ENGINE OIL ',LEVEL AND CHANGE AS RECOMMENDED AT THE, PROPER This section covers the maintenance required for your Oldsmobile. Your vehicle needs these services to retain its safety, dependability and emission control performance. GM - Introduction Your Vehicle and the Environment Proper vehicle maintenance not only helps to keep your vehicle in good working condition, but also helps the environment. All recommended maintenance procedures are important. Improper vehicle maintenance or the removal of important components can significantly affect the quality of the air we breat..

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How This Section is Organized The remainder of this section is divided into five parts: “Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services” shows what to have done.and how often. Some of these services can be complex, so unless you are technically qualified and have the necessary equipment, you should let your retailer’s service department or another qualified service center do these jobs. “Part B: Owner Checks and Services” tells you what should be checked whenever you stop for fuel. It also explains what you can easilydo to help keep your vehicle in good condition. “Part C: Periodic Main..

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Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services Using Your Maintenance Schedule We at General Motors want to help you keep your vehicle in good working condition. But we don’t know exactly how you’ll drive it. You may drive very short distances only a few times a week. Or you may drive long distances all the time in very hot, dusty weather. You may use your vehicle in making deliveries. Or you may drive it to work, to do errands or in many other ways. Because of all the different ways people use their GM vehicles, maintenance needs vary. You may even need more frequent checks and replacements th..

Maintenance - Page 288

Maintenance Schedule I Schedule I Definition Follow Maintenance Schedule I if any one of these is true for your vehicle: Most trips are less than 5 to 10 miles (8 to 16 km). This is particularly important when outside temperatures are below freezing. 0 Most trips include extensive idling (such as frequent driving in stop and go traffic). Most trips are through dusty areas. You frequently tow a trailer or use a carrier on top of Schedule I should also be followed if the vehicle is used for delivery service, police, taxi, or other commercial application. your vehicle. I Schedule I Intervals I..

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Maintenance Schedule Follow Schedule I1 only if none of the conditions from Schedule I is true. Every 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) Engine Oil and Filter Change (or every 12 months, Chassis Lubrication (or every 12 months, whichever whichever occursfirst) occurs first) At 7,500 Miles (12 500 km) - Then Every 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) Tire Rotation Every 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first) Cooling System Service (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first) Spark Plug Replacement Spark Plug Wire Inspection Supercharger Oil Chec..

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I Maintenance Schedule I I I I The services shown in this schedule up to 100,000 miles (166 000 km) should be performed after 100,000 miles (1 66 000 km) at the same intervals. Footnotes The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or the California Air Resources Board has determined that the failure to perform this maintenance item will not nullify the emission warranty or limit recall liability prior to the completion of vehicle useful life. We, however, urge that all recommended maintenance services be performed at the indicated intervals and the maintenance be recorded. * If your vehicle ha..

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 3,000 Miles (5 000 km) 17 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Sewice. * DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: I 6,000 Miles (10 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Sewice. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation patt..

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I Maintenance Schedule I 1 9,000 Miles (15 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 12,000 Miles (20 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: -

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 15,000 Miles (25 000 km) Cl Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 18,000 Miles (30 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Sewice. * Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every ..

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I I Maintenance Schedule- 21,000 Miles (35 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 24,000 Miles (40 000 kn) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). I I I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7-10

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 27,000 Miles (45 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Sewice. * DATE SERVICED BY: ACTUAL MILEAGE 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Drain..

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Maintenance Schedule I 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) (Continued) condenser, ressure cap and neck. Pressure test the coo P ing system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. Control Service. Control Service. more often under dusty conditions. An Emission Control Service. 0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. T 0 Replace spark plugs. An Emission 0 Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission 0 Replace air cleaner filter. Replace filter 0 For Supercharged engines only: Check the superchar..

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 33,000 Miles (55 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 36,000 Miles (60 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). DATE SERVICED BY: ACTUAL MILEAGE 7-13

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 39,000 Miles (65 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * I I I DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 42,000 Miles (70 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotatio..

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) c] Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * Inspect air cleaner filter if you are driving in dusty conditions. Replace filter if necessary. An Emission Control Service. DATE SERVICED BY: ACTUAL MILEAGE c 48,000 Miles (80 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every..

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Maintenance Schedule I - 50,000 Miles (83 000 km) 0 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: - In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 O F (32°C) or higher. - In hilly or mountainous terrain. - When doing frequent trailer towing. - Uses such as found in taxi, police or Ifyou do not use your vehicle under any of these conditions, the fluid and filter do not require changing. delivery service. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE 1 51,000 Miles (85 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 mont..

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 54,000 Miles (90 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * CI Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and und‘erbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. 57,000 Miles (95 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Servic..

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I Maintenance Schedule I 1 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. 0 Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or underbody contact points (or every every 24 months, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what to use. I..

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 63,000 Miles (105 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE - 1 1 66,000 Miles (110 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern..

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 69,000 Miles (115 000 km) CI Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE I SERVICED BY: 72,000 Miles (120 000 km) 17 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months,. whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY:

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81,000 Miles (135 000 km)' Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service, * 84,000 Miles (140 000 km)

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 87,000 Miles (145 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * I ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B Y 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Sewice. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). Inspect engine accessory drive belt (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). Drain, flush..

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I Maintenance Schedule I 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) (Continued) condenser, ressure cap and neck. Pressure test the coo !i ng system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. Control Service. Control Service. more often under dusty conditions. An Emission Control Service. Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Replace parts as needed. An Emission Control Service. 0 Replace spark plugs. An Emission 0 Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission 0 Replace air cleaner filter. Replace filter O’For supercharged engines only: Check the supercha..

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 93,000 Miles (155 000 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 96,000 Miles (160 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 6 months, whichever occurs first). DATE SERVICED BY: ACTUAL MILEAGE 7-25

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I Maintenance Schedule I I 99,000 Miles (165 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 3 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 7 100,000 Miles (166 000 km) 17 'Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter ' if the vehicle is mainly driven under one or more of these conditions: In heavy city traffic where the outside temperature regularly reaches 90 OF (32 O C) or higher. In hilly or mountainous terrain. When doing frequent trailer towing. Uses such as found in taxi, police or delivery service. I f you do not use your vehicle u..

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Maintenance Schedule I1 I . <- W Change engine oil and filter (or every 9 2 months, whichever occurs first), DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: . DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED B E ~

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1- Maintenance Schedule. 11. I 22,500 Miles (37 500 km) I7 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Sewice. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parkmg brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. DATE SERVICED B Y ACTUAL MILEAGE 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs..

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I Maintenance Schedule I1 30,000 Miles (50 000 km) (Continued) Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. Control Service. Control Service. Control Service. 0 Replace spark plugs. An Emission 0 Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission 0 Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission O‘Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines for damage or leaks. Inspect fuel cap gasket..

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L m m I Maintenance Schedule I1 37,500 Miles (62 500 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parkmg brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. DATE SERVICED BY ACTUAL MILEAGE 45,000 Miles (75 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs f..

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Maintenance Schedule I1 60,000 Miles (100 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). supercharger oil level and add oil as needed 0 For supercharged engines only: Check the (0; every 36 months, whichever occurs first). See “Recommended Fluids and Lubricants” in this section. An Emission Control Service. f 0 Inspect engine accessory dr..

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1 Maintenance Schedule I1 . , r 67,500 Miles (112 500 km) Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 75,000 Miles (125 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs f..

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I Maintenance Schedule.11 1 82,500 Miles (137 500 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 90,000 Miles (150 000 km) 0 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs..

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Maintenance Schedule I1 90,000 Miles (IS0 000 km) (Continued) CI Drain, flush and refill cooling system (or every 24 months, whichever occurs first). See “Engine Coolant” in the Index for what to use. Inspect hoses. Clean radiator, condenser, pressure cap and neck. Pressure test the cooling system and pressure cap. An Emission Control Service. 0 Replace spark plugs. An Emission 0 Inspect spark plug wires. An Emission Replace air cleaner filter. An Emission Control Service. Control Service. T Control Sewice. 0 Inspect fuel tank, cap and lines. Inspect fuel cap gasket for any damage. Repl..

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I -Maintenance ‘Schedule I1 1 rn 97,500 Miles (162 500 km) ~ I7 Change engine oil and filter (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). An Emission Control Service. * 0 Lubricate the suspension and steering linkage. Lubricate the transaxle shift linkage, parking brake guides and underbody contact points (or every 12 months, whichever occurs first). 0 Rotate tires. See “Tire Inspection and Rotation” in the Index for proper rotation pattern and additional information. DATE ACTUAL MILEAGE SERVICED BY: 100,000 Miles (146 000 km) 17 Change automatic transaxle fluid and filter if the veh..

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Part B: Owner Checks and Services Windshield Washer Fluid Level Listed below are owner checks and services which should be performed at the intervals specified to help ensure the safety, dependability and emission control performance of your vehicle. Be sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. Whenever any fluids or lubricants are added to your vehicle, make sure they are the proper ones, as shown in Part D. : At Each Fuel Fill Check the windshield washer fluid level in the windshield washer tank and add the proper fluid if necessary. See “Windshield Washer Fluid” in the Index ..

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At Least Once a Year Key Lock Cylinders Lubricate the key lock cylinders with thelubricant specified in Part D. ....

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Parking Brake and Automatic Transaxle PARK (P) Mechanism Check Park on a fairly steep hill, with the vehicle facing downhill. Keeping your foot on the regular brake, set the parking brake. To check the parking brake: With the engine running and transaxle in NEUTRAL (N), slowly remove foot pressure from the regular brake pedal. Do this until the vehicle is held by the parking brake only. To check the PARK (P) mechanism’s holding ability: Shift to PARK (P). Then release all brakes. Underbody Flushing At least every spring, use plain water to flush any corrosive materials from the underbody...

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Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections Listed below are inspections and services which should be performed at least twice a year (for instance, each spring and fall). You should let your GM retailer’s service department or other qualified service center do these jobs. Make sure any necessary repairs are completed at once. R ~ L traint Systems NOW and then, make sure all your belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors, anchorages and reminder systems are working properly. Look for any loose parts or damage. If you see anything that might keep a restraint system from doing its job, have it ..

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USAGE Supercharger Automatic Transaxle Shift Linkage ~ ~ ~ Floor Shift Linkage Chassis Lubrication Windshield Washer Solvent FLUIDLUBRICANT Supercharger Oil (GM Part No. 12345982). See “Supercharger Oil” in the Index. Engine oil. Engine oil. Chassis lubricant (GM Part No. 1052497 or equivalent) or lubricant meeting requirements of NLGI Grade 2, Category LB or GC-LB. GM Optikleenw Washer So: (GM Part No. 1051515) or equivalent. :nt USAGE Hood Latch Assembly a. Pivots and Spring Anchor b. Release Pawl Hood and Door Hinges, Fuel Filler Door Hinge, Rear Compartment Lid Hinges Weatherstrip C..

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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 “Periodic Maintenance” can be added on the following record pages. Also, you should retain all maintenance receipts. Your owner information portfolio is a convenient place to store them.

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Maintenance Record I I ODOMETER I I DATE READING SERVICED BY MAINTENANCE PERFORMED I I I I 7-46

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I I I II rn Section 8 Customer 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 and how to report any safety defects. This section includes information on: The Customer Satisfaction Procedure, Customer Assistance for Hearing or Speech Impaired, BBB Auto Line - Alternative Dispute Resolution Program, Reporting Safety Defects, Roadside Assistance, and Service and Owner Publications. Customer Satisfaction Procedure Your satisfaction and goodwill are important to your retailer and Oldsm..

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For prompt assistance, please have the following information available to give the Customer Assistance Representative: Your name, address, home and business telephone numbers Vehicle Identification Number (This is available from the vehicle registration or title, or the plate at the left top of the instrument panel and visible through the windshield.) 0 Retailer name and location Vehicle delivery date and present mileage Nature of concern We encourage you to call the toll-free number listed previously in order to give your inquiry prompt attention. However, if you wish to writeOldsmobile, w..

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GM Participation in BBB AUTO LINE - Alternative Dispute Resolution Program* *This program may not be available in all states, depending on state law. Canadian owners refer to your Warranty and Owner Assistance Information booklet. General Motors reserves the right to change eligibility limitations and/or to discontinue its participation in this program. Both Oldsmobile and your Oldsmobile retailer are committed to making sure you are completely satisfied with your new vehicle. Our experience has shown that, if a situation arises where you feel your concern has not been adequately addressed,..

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We prefer you utilize the Customer Satisfaction Procedure before you resort to AUTO LINE, but you may contact the BBB at any time. The BBB will attempt to resolve the complaint serving as an intermediary between you and Oldsmobile. If this mediation is unsuccessful, an informal hearing will be scheduled where eligible customers may present their case to an impartial third-party arbitrator. The arbitrator will make a decision which you may accept or reject. If you accept the decision, GM will be bound by that decision. The entire dispute resolution procedure should ordinarily take about fort..

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REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT If you live in Canada, and you believe that your vehicle has a safety defect, you should immediately notify Transport Canada, in addition to notifying General Motors of Canada Limited. You may write to: Transport Canada Box 8880 Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3J2. REPORTING SAFETY DEFECTS TO GENERAL MOTORS In addition to notifying NHTSA (or Transport Canada) in a situation like this, we certainly hope you’ll notify us. Please call us at 1-800-442-6537, or write: Oldsmobile Customer Assistance Network P.O. Box 30095 Lansing, MI 48909 In Canada, plea..

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Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Program Features and Benefits The Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance program means help is just a toll-free call away -- 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Courteous and capable Customer Assistance Advisors are on-call to provide you with prompt assistance. 24-Hour Oldsmobile Roadside Assistance Telephone Number 1-800-442-OLDS (6537) is the one number to call for assistance in the United States. Trained Customer Assistance Advisors, on-call to render assistance to Oldsmobile drivers, can dispatch roadside assistance and towing service, locate the nearest Oldsmobile ..

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Service and Owner Publications Service manuals, service bulletins, owner’s manuals and other serviceliterature are available for purchase for all current and many past model General Motors vehicles. Toll-free telephone numbers for ordering information: United States 1-800-551-4123 Canada 1-800-668-5539 Service Manuals Service manuals contain diagnostic and repair information for all chassis and body systems. They may be useful for owners who wish to gain a greater understanding of their vehicle. They are also useful for owners with the appropriate skill level or training who wish to perfo..

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1 Section 9 Index Accessory Power Outlet ......................... 2-47 Adding Automatic Transaxle Fluid ..................... 6-23 BrakeFluid ................................. 6-29 Electrical Equipment ............... 2.15.3.26. 6.52 Engine Coolant .............................. 6-25 Engine Oil ................................... 6-15 Power Steering Fluid ......................... 6-27 SoundEquipment ............................ 3-26 Supercharger Oil ............................. 6-20 Windshield Washer Fluid ................. 2.31. 6.27 AirBag ....................................... 1-16 H..

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Park (P) Position ............................. 2-17 Reverse(R)Position .......................... 2-18 Second Gear (2) Position ...................... 2-19 Shifting .................................... 2-17 Third Gear (3) Position ........................ 2-19 Automatic Transaxle Fluid .......................... 6-21 Adding .................................... 6-23 Checking ................................... 6-2 1 Average Fuel Economy Function ................... 2-71 Battery ....................................... 6-31 Replacement. Remote Lock Control ............... 2-8 Replacement. Veh..

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6 4 0 2-74 2-38 . 5-2 . 8-4 . 4-1 . 3-7 . -3-3 . 3-2 . 3-1 2-76 3-16 2-3 . 2-4 2-68 2-69 . 1-9 4-36 6-50 .............. ............. ~ .... city . . . . . . . . . ...................... ...... 19 .................................... -1 Dm~ken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freeway... ............................... 4-20

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Engineoil .................................... 6-14 Adding .................................... 6-15 Additives ................................... 6-16 Checking ................................... 6-15 Light ...................................... 6-14 Pressure Warning Light ....................... 2-64 What Kind to Use ............................ 6-15 What to do with Used Oil ...................... 6-17 When to Change ............................. 6-17 Ethanol(InFue1) ................................ 6-5 Expectant Mothers. Use of Safety Belts ............. 1-22 Extended Idling with Automat..

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Headlamp. Wiring .............................. 6-56 Headlamps .................................... 2-35 Headlamps. Bulb Replacement .................... 6-32 Hearing or Speech Impaired. Customer Assistance ...... 8-2 High Beam Lamps. How to Change ................ 2-29 Highway Hypnosis ..................... Hill andMoGntain Roads ................ Hitches. Trailer ........................ Hood Release ......................... Horn ................................ Hot ... Stop Engine Message .............. Hydroplaning ......................... Idling. Extended (with Automatic Electronic Cl..

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Engine Coolant Temperature (Electronic Cluster) ... 2-62 Engine Coolant Temperature (Std and LSS Clusters) . 2-61 Engine Coolant Temperature Warning ............ 2-63 Engine0 il .................................. 2-66 LowCoolant ................................ 2-64 Low Washer Fluid Warning .................... 2-64 Oil Press~e Warning ......................... 2-64 Safety Belt Reminder ..................... 1-5, 2-57 TractionActive ............................... 4-8 Traction Control System Active ................. 2-60 Traction Control System Warning ............... 2-59 Traction Off Warn..

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Odometer (Electronic and LSS Clusters) ........... 2-55 Odometer (Standard Cluster) ...................... 2-54 Odometer. Tamper Resistant ...................... 2-55 Odometer. Trip (Electronic and LSS Clusters) ........ 2-55 Odometer. Trip (Standard Cluster) .................. 2-54 Off-Road Recovery ............................. 4- 12 Oil Engine ..................................... 6- 14 Level Warning Light .......................... 2-66 Level Warning Message ....................... 2-66 Life Indicator ............................... 2-72 Lvl Sys Prob Message ........................ 2-7..

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Radios A" Stereo .............................. 3-11 Compact Disc Player ........................ 3-17 Rain. Driving In ................................ 4-17 Reading Lamps .................................... Rear Door Ajar Message ......................... 2-75 Rear Door Security Locks ......................... 2-5 Rear Outlets .................................... 3-9 Rear Safety Belt Comfort Guides .................. 1-27 Rear Seat Outside Position ........................ 1-24 Rear Seat Passengers ............................ 1-24 Rear Storage Armrest ............................ 2-46 Re..

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Shoulder Belt Height Adjuster .................. 1 . 11 Use by Children ............................. 1-29 Use by Larger Children ........................ 1-40 Use by Smaller Children and Babies ............. 1-29 Use During Regnancy ........................ 1-22 WhyTheyWork .............................. 1-5 Safety Chains .................................. 4-34 Safety Defects Reporting to General Motors .................... 8-5 Reporting to the Canadian Government ............ 8-4 Reporting to the United States Government ......... 8-4 Safety Warnings and Symbols ....................... ii..

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Tachometer (Engine EPM) Function ............... 2-72 Tachometer (LSS Cluster) ........................ 2-56 Taillamps. Bulb Replacement ..................... 6-34 Tamper Resistant Odometer ....................... 2-55 TapePlayerCare ............................... 3-27 Temperature Control. Passenger .................... 3-8 TapePlayer .................................... 3-15 Theft .......................................... 2-9 Theftlock Feature ............................... 3-22 Thermostat .................................... 6-26 Third Gear (3) Position .......................... 2-19 ..

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Turn SignallMultifunction Lever ................... 2-28 Turn Signals When Towing a Trailer ................ 4-36 Twilight Sentinel ............................... 2-36 Twilight Sentinel. Light Sensor .................... 2-36 underbody Maintenance ........................ 6-50 Vehicle Damage Warnings ......................... iv Vehicle Identification Number ..................... 6-52 Vehicle Loading ................................ 4-28 Vehicle Storage ................................ 6-31 Vehicle Symbols .................................. iv Vehicle System Diagnostics Display .............

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