1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser Problems

RepairPal has identified the most common problems with the 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Cruiser as reported by actual vehicle owners. We'll tell you what the problem is and what it'll take to fix it.

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Known Problems

The outer tie rod ends on the steering linkage may wear causing excessive free play in the steering and uneven tire wear. If the worn tie rod ends are replaced, the wheel alignment should be checked and adjusted as necessary.

You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be completely flushed.

The spark plug wire rubber boots may get soaked with oil, causing a misfire or rough idle.

The steering rack may fail causing the steering to become hard to turn.

Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians tell us this condition is best corrected by replacement of the front rotors and brake pads.

If the ABS light on the instrument panel illuminates, our technicians recommend checking the brake lamps first. It could indicate that a brake light is not working or has burned out.

The rubber section of an automatic transmission cooler line may develop a fluid leak . In some cases the leaking section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler line must be replaced to correct this concern.

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.

A ticking noise may develop from the engine due to a cracked exhaust manifold. Damaged exhaust manifolds will require replacement to correct this issue.

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.

Fuel injectors can short-circuit electrically causing a rougher than normal idle and reduced performance.

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

This engine may leak oil from the valve cover gasket.

Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.