Olds 88 Delta 88 Royal

Tiny
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I have an oldsmobile 88 delta 88 royal with 205,645 miles. At first it would have trouble going after it was at a complete stop, now no matter what gear it's in it won't go at all. What's wrong? Is it the trans? If not, what is it?
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Friday, May 26th, 2006 AT 5:33 PM

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Tiny
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What year and what tranny? Let me know.
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Friday, May 26th, 2006 AT 5:53 PM
Tiny
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The car is a 1988 Oldsmobile delta 88 royal. No clue on what tranny it has other then a automatic.
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Friday, May 26th, 2006 AT 7:46 PM
Tiny
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For us to be able to assist you, it is absolutely necessary for you to include the make, model, year and MILEAGE of your car.
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Friday, May 26th, 2006 AT 7:56 PM
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The car is a 1988 oldsmobile delta 88 royal, mileage is 205,645. However, the engine in it is not the original and I don't know how many miles is on the this engine.
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Friday, May 26th, 2006 AT 10:04 PM
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Hummm, I think you have a torque converter that is "locked up" and won't release. This give a solid connection between the engine and transmisision.

There is a clutch in the torgue converter that is sent a 12 v signal from the computer to lock up and act as an overdrive over about 40 mph.

Locate the purple wire that is connected to your brake light switch ( above an behind the brake pedal) Cut the wire and put a piece of tape on it.

The brake switch is supposed to un lock the converter. With out power from the purple wire it will never lock up and you should be able to drive it.

If it is still locked put it from D to R with a little engine RPM amd it should release with a clunk noise.

Yes, you can drive the car but not on long trips. You shoud have the converter replaced. Don't forget to connect the purple wire when you have it fixed.

Let me know and Good Luck.
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Saturday, May 27th, 2006 AT 1:13 PM

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