Oldsmobile Repair and Maintenance

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

Oldsmobile Problems

Air Compressor for Rear Air Springs May Fail

On vehicles equipped with rear air springs, the air compressor may fail causing the rear suspension to sit low.

Leaking Water Pump May Cause Coolant Loss and Overheating

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.

Check Engine Light Due to Gas Cap Issue

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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Oldsmobile Questions

How can I tell if the water pump and hose need replaced due to overheating (1 answer)

I took my car on a 334 mile trip today in hot weather driving 80mph on interstate and when i ran my a.c. the temp gauge would go high but never over the line into red. So i would go back and forth with turning the a.c. on and off due to the gauge . it always went down when I turned off a.c.. I go...

Can I remove front differential and axles permanently (1 answer)

Problem with front-wheel drive can I remove both axles and differential completely and leave them out permanently

Fuel pump change shortcut (2 answers)

can you change a fuel pump without removing the gas tank on a 93 olds cutlass supreme convertible?

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Oldsmobile Recalls

Engine Oil Leaks Onto Exhaust Manifold

Engine oil can leak onto the exhaust manifold, causing a fire hazard. This concern was addressed in previous recall notifications, but improvements to the repair have been made. Dealers will make improved repairs free of charge to resolve the concern.

Ignition Lock Cylinder Concern

Excess weight on the key ring can cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position without warning, turning off the engine. This defect can also affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. Dealers will provide two replacement key rings and key cover on all ignition keys to correct this concern.

Recall 09V116000
GENERAL MOTORS IS RECALLING 1,497,516 MY 1997-2003 BUICK REGAL, MY 1998-2003 CHEVROLET LUMINA, MONTE CARLO AND IMPALA, MY 1998-1999 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, MY 1997-2003 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH A 3.8L V6 NATURALLY ASPIRATED ENGINE. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A CONDITION IN WHICH D...

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Oldsmobile Reviews

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A 22yr old car with 75.000 miles - At this mileage car developed a continual surge when restarted warm and when put into drive engine would quit. Problem was a partially clogged throttle body air screen. Signal flasher unit quit -parking brake release cable broke - -fuel gauge sending unit failed - horn button surface partially broke - color coat on steering wheel rim wore off - muffler rus...
This car is great. As much as I love it, I have had several issues with it. I keep up with general maintenence, most of it is just wear and tear for being 15 model years. It has 50k miles on it and I have replaced the alternator, starter 2x, blower regulator, CV joint, and then transmission- which was probably due to sitting at the car lot for 2 years and not being ran. Then the replacement gro...

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