16th Oct 2007, 00:09
I bought a 1989 Olds Touring Sedan last year with 120,000 miles on it. it now has 129,000 miles on it. It is white and burgundy interior. It is totally loaded as they all are including the Bose stereo and sunroof. I fixed the Bose radio, but decided to replace it anyway as the speaker amps started to fail. The sunroof has stripped gears so It will not open and the check engine light is on as the cam sensor is bad. The horn stuck on so I disconnected it. I want to fix the power recliners on both seats and think it is a relay. Does anyone know which relay and where it is located? Other than that the car runs great and actually handles decently for a large car.
28th Oct 2007, 21:13
When I purchased my 90 Oldsmobile touring sedan 10 years ago both seats failed to recline. I solved the problem by replacing the recline switch on both seats. At that time the parts were available through my local gm dealer.
31st Dec 2007, 02:01
I bought a navy blue on navy blue 1987 Touring Sedan in 1990. It had about 85,000 miles when purchased and now about 242,000. The engine runs strong without any, but relatively minor, repairs done on my watch.
However, it has sat out a lot and the paint or the seal on the paint has deteriorated; it needs a new job. And the rack and pinion steering is about shot and needs replacing; I think the quote was about $600 plus. So, I started adding up the price to fix these problems and some interior work and a new muffler. I might rather spend it than buy one of the newer lighter plastic cars. From a lot of angles I think the Touring Sedan is a good-looking car against most others.
My mechanic gave me a life-time guarantee on the alternator or starter when he replaced both and no trouble since with those. Considering all the years I have had it, the car has been quite trouble free, though now in need of some deferred maintenance. So there it sits while I drive my '90 Corvette or a Marquis I inherited. But, it was/is sure an intuitive car to drive with good visibility and handling. It was created as a "touring" car after all; hence the suspension, tachometer etc.
In a nutshell, ya, I liked it, and I notice when I see one on the road which is getting rarer and rarer. It is more fun to drive than my Corvette which sits low and has lesser visibility.
3rd Mar 2008, 20:46
Just bought a 1990 Olds 98 Regency. It rides like a Cadd. It has 98000 miles from an old man moving to fla. $600.00.
Love the car, no problems yet, except headliner. Hope to have as much luck everybody else
Thanks, Brad from ct.
9th Mar 2008, 00:23
I have a 1990 touring sedan... paid 2000.00 for it, had it about a year now and I must admit... this car was before its time!! It's smooth & powerful with the 3800 engine; one of the the best 6 cylinder engines I think...
I love it and don't think I would ever sell it...
It has with all the features... both FRONT 10 way power seats, air-heater, radio controls on the steering wheel... the computer screen saying "good morning", "good evening" and the other info the driver computer center offer makes me say this car was before its time, because a lot of cars are just now offering or still don't have the features that the touring sedan had in 1990.
I've had minor basic repairs; cat converter, starter, alt, harmonic balancer... that's about it...
The transmission slips sometimes; I plan to replace it, but I love this car and I would miss it!!!
I replace the Bose system with Kenwood... 12'kickers woofers in the trunk... 1800 watt amp... crispy highs!!!
I plan to paint in the summer, and I'm debating if I should keep stock rims or put chrome 22' rims... I don't know, but I love my touring sedan!!! Makes me wanna push it across America!!! LOL!!! HOLLA !!CLU2TYMES@YAHOO.COM
10th Mar 2008, 00:15
I purchased a 1988 Olds Touring Sedan in 1995. It had 10,400 miles. I paid $7,500.00 for it. I absolutely love it. Replaced alternator and the right side seat recliner burped and was repaired. It was loaded with every bell and whistle I could want.
It has cost me nothing except for regular maintenance. I do have it serviced every 2,000 to 3,000 miles as I do lots of short trips.
In its earlier years it was our family car and on the road for long trips.
At 20 yrs. my family thinks I need a newer car. Looking at a Cadillac De ville with much the same bells and whistles.
Will I be happy with that? Wish I knew. I will keep this car as long as it will operate.
I agree with the blogger who said 'people are so surprised to learn the age' of this car. It is a burgundy in/out timeless beauty.
19th Mar 2008, 16:01
Oldsmobile sure had a great car going for them in the Ninety Eight model! They do not even come close in quality today in 2008, as they did in the 87-90 model era.
I love these cars as well. I recently have a 1989 Ninety Eight with 211k. All original and running very strong. People who ride in it ask how many miles are on it, and as usual, they are in disbelief.
I have wanted a Olds Touring for some time now, and as you already know, they are far and few between. The ones you do find are very high mileage or have been run hard. The pristine ones are few and far between.
I would like to post a question to all you fine Oldsmobile buffs out there. In 1990 Oldsmobile made a Ninety Eight PGA (professional golfing association) edition. This is such a rare model Oldmobile, no one seems to know anything about it. It came with very special gold emblems inside and out, along with other added options in the package... So if anyone could answer my question on a production figure on this car, or if you have ever seen one, please post me back... thanks.
11th Apr 2008, 18:20
I got a 90' Olds. 98 touring sedan. My Bose stereo system is acting up and I want to put in a custom stereo. Can anyone explain to me how to get the stereo out of the counsel... if anyone could help me out I would greatly appreciate it.
17th Apr 2008, 23:52
'90 Touring Sedan original owner - 150000 miles and the engine runs like new. I replaced the Bose radio a few years ago because the speakers failed, and Bose just laughed when I called them to inquire about fixing them. I went with a Kenwood with MP3 and Kenwood speakers for the front doors and trunk. It took some work to fashion adapters to hold the speakers in the front doors and under the rear shelf. I also got a switch from Pacific Accessory Corp (pac-audio.com) that let me use the steering wheel controls with the Kenwood radio.
Open the center console storage and remove two screws holding the liner - remove the liner. You will see two star screws which hold the seat adjuster controls. Remove these screws and wiggle the adjuster back into the storage compartment. Next remove the gear selector black panel between the gear shift handle. There are two snaps - front and rear on the black panel. Carefully (or it will break) pry these up to remove the panel. Now locate four screws holding in the wood trim and remove these. You should now be able to lift the wood trim, starting at the rear, and remove it. The radio will now be exposed and you will see four screws that hold it in. Remove these and you can pull the radio out so you can disconnect the wiring harnesses and antenna. If you haven't done this before, you might consider buying your new radio from Crutchfield. That is where I got mine, and they were a lot of help on this project. Good luck.