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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera

1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Problems

The inside door handle may break causing the door not to open from the inside.

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will restart and stall when put into gear. After allowing about twenty minutes for the engine and transmission to cool down, the engine will start and the transmission will operate normally. Replacing the torque converter clutch solenoid, transmission filter, and fluid will generally correct this issue.

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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Questions

Manifold gasket leak was noticed a year ago. But, no water leak until now. Motor did't overheat. Heater won't turn on.

Cooling system was 1 gallon low, now filled up. Blower was automatically turned off. Now it is on again.

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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Recalls

THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH REAR OUTBOARD SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGES THAT MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE REQUIRED LOAD. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO.210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

Sometimes while trying to accellerate, the RPM's will not go past about 30-40 mph. This does not happen all the time.

The olds cutlass is a well built car with a lot of built in value,that I think is just as good as Buick ! i THINK IT GETS GREAT FUEL ECONOMY ESPECIALLY THE 4 CYLINDER 2.2LTR AT JUST A TAD OVER 34 MPG. And with plenty of power.The cutlass has excellent HANDLEING ON THE OPEN ROAD AS WELL AS ON ROUGHER ROADS. Olds cutlass has long-jevity dependabilty built in!

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