1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Repair and Maintenance

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

1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Problems

Engine Starts and Stalls Due to Secutiry System Fault

The engine may start and stall with the security light flashing. This is commonly caused by a failed passlock sensor which is part of the ignition lock cylinder. A secondary cause could be the ignition switch itself. Worn contacts inside the ignition switch can cause voltage drop issues which can affect the passlock system. Proper diagnoses should be performed before replacing any parts.

Oil Pump Drive O-ring May Leak Oil From Rear of Engine

An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.

Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

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.

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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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