1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass

1998 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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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Questions

Car is overheating, most probable cause (1 answer)

I can't get the key to turn in the ignition switch to my 1998 Cutlass oldsmobile (2 answers)

If I jiggle the key & keeping trying it will work sometimes. These is happening all of the time,

ignition key will not turn what should I do? (1 answer)

I stopped and turned off the can and now I can not turn the key can't get out of gear to move it how can I fit this

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1998 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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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Reviews

Bought this car new. Minor upkeep, never left me on the side of the road. It's been a good car for us.
I bought car brand new have been in love ever sense. TO bad GM discontiued the olds line
I put this car through hell, but always did the oil change and tune-up. To date it's up to 115,000 miles and will probably go another 100,000 easy. It's All about maintenance.

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