The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.
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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Problems
The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the operation of the switch.
Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. The engine may overheat as a result of the coolant loss. A leaking water pump should be replaced.
Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Recalls (Recent)
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GM recalls 1997-1998 Chevrolet Malibu and Oldsmobile Cutlass vehicles in cold weather states because the wiper system may fail due to ice and snow buildup. If the wipers fail, visibility in inclement weather will be poor, which may result in a crash. Dealers will replace the passenger side windshield wiper pivot housing.
Summary: CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES HAVE LOWER PINION BEARINGS IN THE POWER RACK AND PINION ASSEMBLY IN WHICH THE RETAINER TABS WERE NOT CRIMPED PROPERLY. THESE RETAINERS COULD FAIL AND PERMIT THE BALL BEARINGS TO ESCAPE.Learn more »
1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Questions and Answers
Im replacing the ignition lock cylinder in my 72 olds cutlass icannot figure out how to get the old out.Thanks Joe.
On the 1997 Olds Cutlass 3.1L engine, whjere is the low pressure air conditioning port locatedto rcharged the system?
I know where the Hi and Low ports on the AC but which one is the Low - I need to recharge the system
My horn stopped working and the fuse is good. Is it the relay not working or the horn itself? I noticed when I took out the fuse my under the hood light went out which also indicates the fuse is ...