I'm 23, from Michigan, and currently own a 1994 Oldsmobile 98 regency. I bought it used about 3 years ago and it has had the usual mechanical problems that are easily fixed (starter, alt., etc.) Although some issues have came up over time that I put on the backburner and now the time has come to sell this car. I am buying a 1998 Grand Prix SE that was salvaged and rebuilt in the near future. Here are some problems that I am investigating (Not asking to be solved, just want to let everyone know of my progress and such, but help would be great too
1. Interior lights: They dont turn on when the doors are opened, as the radio and windows don't work when the car is turned off (without opening door). The lights used to work but just stopped one day and flash on and off with the door open every now and then. I was trying put the car in diag. mode to troubleshoot and connecting the 5 to 9 (I think) pin makes the interior lights work. Im assuming its a bad ground.
2. Door locks: When pushing the button, I can hear the relay click but nothing happens. replacing the relay didn't help so I am assuming this is a ground thing too. The doors also dont lock when put into drive.
3. Speedo/Trans: This is the most recent and PITA issue. The speedo wouldnt go higher than 35 and the trans seemed like it fell out of gear if I punched it.. The check engine light went on and the trans went into limp mode. I cleared the code by unplugging the batt.. and the trans acts fine until the CE light comes on and it goes back into limp mode. The speedo is dead too.. the VSS is fine thought, and thats why im stuck.
I look forward to being a member of this site to get and give info, and will get some profile info in asap!