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.
Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1998 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.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
1998 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 »
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Questions and Answers
how to you relace the drivers door glass on 2door with power windows.....permanent clips on glass
how many o2 sensors does a cutlass have?
My a/c does not blow cold air when the a/c is not on. The problem is that when I press the a/c button the a/c light will not say on and it starts to blow warm air
I have a 98 Olds, with 110K, I'm wanting to redo the front and rear suspension. Am I crazy for attempting this or should I get a professional?
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Reviews
The button on the gearshift is very hard to push in. Tried lubricating it but it didn't help.
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.
Bought this car new. Minor upkeep, never left me on the side of the road. It's been a good car for us.
another General Motors piece of junk, never again.