1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Problems

Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

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.

AC Blower Inop Due to Failed Resistor

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.

ABS light due to weak battery or burned out bulb
If the ABS light on the instrument panel illuminates, our technicians recommend checking the battery first. A weak battery can cause the ABS light to turn on. A brake light that is not working or has burned out can also cause the ABS light to illuminate.

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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Questions

My dashboard lites are out...why (1 answer)

Except my gear lites

Power steering pulley is loose, can I just tighten it or is there a bearing worn (1 answer)

Only noticed it a week ago and worried it will spit the belt off

Where is the emergency brake release switch located on a 97 oldsmobile cutlass? (1 answer)

When the emergency brake is released and the gear is in drive, it beeps for about 5-10 seconds at a time. It's really getting annoying every time I pull off. Can someone help me with this?

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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Recalls

Recall 03V527000
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.
GM Recalls 1997-1998 Vehicles Due to Wiper Failure in Snow

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.

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