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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Problems

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Most Common 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Problems

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 ...
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 o...
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 igni...
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2 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Brakes Problems

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 h...
Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

2 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Drive Train Problems

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler ...
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 com...

4 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Electrical & Lights Problems

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 igni...
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...
The instrument panel light dimmer module may fail causing the dash back lighting to stop working.

5 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Engine Problems

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 ...
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 spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.

1 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Exhaust & Emissions Problem

Illumination of the Check Engine Light can be caused by a loose or worn gas cap.

2 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Heating & Air Conditioning 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 o...
The heater core may leak coolant which could cause the engine to overheat and steam to fog up the inside of the windshield.

1 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Maintenance Problem

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

1 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Miscellaneous Problem

The transmission console shifter or wiring may fail causing the key to become stuck in the ignition.

2 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Suspension & Steering Problems

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

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Known 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Problems & Complaints

The instrument panel light dimmer module may fail causing the dash back lighting to stop working.
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 h...
The heater core may leak coolant which could cause the engine to overheat and steam to fog up the inside of the windshield.
The transmission console shifter or wiring may fail causing the key to become stuck in the ignition.
The turn signal switch may fail causing the turn signal flasher to continue to click after the turn signals are turned off.
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