Oldsmobile Auto Repair Questions and Answers

This was a brand of General Motors vehicles. It was founded by Ransom E. Olds in 1897. In its 107-year history, it produced 35.2 million cars, including at least 14 million built at it's Lansing Michigan plant. Before it was phased out, Oldsmobile was the oldest American automobile lines, and one of the oldest in the world, after Daimler and Peugeot. It was GM's first brand to be phased out in the early 2000's.

 

Oldsmobile Cars and SUV'S.

Here is a list of auto repair questions and answers.

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How Things Work

Basic Power Steering Operation- Hydraulic

The hydraulic power steering pump is a constant displacement vane-type pump that provides hydraulic pressure and flow for the power steering gear. The hydraulic power steering pumps are either belt-driven or direct-drive, cam-driven.

The power steering fluid reservoir holds the power steering fluid and may be integral with the power steering pump or remotely located. The following locations are typical locations for the remote reservoir:

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Common Engine Codes

Code P0171 Fuel Trim Error

The powertrain control module (PCM) controls the air/fuel metering system in order to provide the best possible combination of driveability, fuel economy and emission control. Fuel delivery is controlled differently during Open and Closed Loop. During Open Loop, the PCM determines fuel delivery based on sensor signals, without oxygen sensor (O2S) input.

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