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Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Problems

Miscellaneous -- Verified

The inside door handle may break causing the door not to open from the inside.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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 will commonly correct this concern.

Drive Train -- Verified

The torque converter clutch can stick "on" after extended freeway driving causing the engine to stall when coming to a stop. Our technicians tell us when this occurs, the engine usually will restart and stall when put into gear. After allowing about twenty minutes for the engine and transmission to cool down, the engine will start and the transmission will operate normally. Replacing the torque converter clutch solenoid, transmission fil...

Suspension & Steering -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.

Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Recalls (Recent)

Body, Interior & Misc., October 19, 1995

Summary: THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH REAR OUTBOARD SAFETY BELT ANCHORAGES THAT MAY NOT WITHSTAND THE REQUIRED LOAD. THIS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO.210, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES."

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Body, Interior & Misc., September 24, 1992

Summary: THE POWER SEAT OR RECLINER WIRING HARNESS CAN BE PINCHED OR CAN CHAFE ON THE SEAT FRAME OR SPRING SUPPORT ROD, WEARING THROUGH THE WIRE INSULATION AND CAUSING AN ELECTRICAL SHORT.

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Brakes, August 10, 1993

Summary: THE BRAKE HOSES WERE MANUFACTURED INCORRECTLY, AND DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS 106, "BRAKE HOSES."

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Drive Train, February 17, 1994

Summary: IN THE EVENT OF A PRIMARY ACCELERATOR CONTROL SPRING FAILURE, THE SECONDARY (BACK-UP) ACCELERATOR CONTROL RETURN SPRING WILL NOT RETURN THE THROTTLE TO THE FULLY CLOSED POSITION, AS REQUIRED BY FMVSS NO. 124, "ACCELERATOR CONTROL SYSTEM."

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Electrical & Lights, May 13, 1992

Summary: THE OPTIONAL REMOTE ENTRY MODULE MAY HAVE A FAULT WHICH CAUSES RANDOM ACTUATION OF INTERIOR LAMPS, DOOR LOCKS, AND/OR TAILGATE RELEASE. THIS ACTUATION MAY OCCUR WHILE THE VEHICLE IS IN USE OR UNATTENDED.

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Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Questions and Answers

anthony5216, 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 3.3L V6, Asbury Park, NJ

the car starts cold runs fine at idle in driveway for about 10 mins then just dies and will not start back up for a while

dustykc2009, 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 3.3L V6, Independence, MO

I have a 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera with a 3.3L V-6 engine in it , that backfires through the throttle body while trying to start, if you crank it over and hold the accelerator pedal to the floo...

wes4801, 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, Bartow, FL

daughter has a 1989 model, 2.8 v-6 , lately it has started stalling and idles very roughly to the point of stalling. Was told to check for vacumn leaks , which I have , also to lightly tap the mas...

wes4801, 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 3.3L V6, Bartow, FL

this is an 1989 , 2-8 , v-6. engine is running and idling rough. Getting a 3-3 on the diagnostic. anyone know what it means?

rell, 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera, 3.3L V6, San Francisco, CA

Cant find the fuel system relay

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Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Reviews

I have a 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera. I bought this car brand new.
It has about 280,000 miles on it & I'm still driving it. I've had to put alternator,fuel pump& filter,ingnition module, & crankshaft sensor on it but I'm still driving it. It has been a Good Car. If You ever have trouble with it dying after you drive it a few miles & it want start till it cools off it is most likely the Crankshaft Sensor. This happened to me & I went through parts that I probably didn't need till the crankshaft sensor was changed. It has been a Good Car!!

Car has had the usual minor problems for being 18 years old. Air conditioning compressor bad, Drivers side window motorbad, worn shifter cable linkage allowing shift selector to not read correctly, radio speakers in front bad. Runs and drives great and is very reliable.

This has turned out to be an excellent car, IMHO. When I first purchased it (used, private owner) I had issues with the engine. The car would run for a while, drive perfectly fine, then it would just die right out of the blue. Took the car to a good mechanic in Live Oak. It took the man a week or two to fix it as he was also busy working on several other vehicles at the same time (sign of a good mechanic, constantly busy) and cost an extra $1000 all told, but it was worth it. The problem turned out to be a faulty fuel pump and it needed a new cam sensor as well. Since then, no engine problems AT ALL! This same car has now moved me to St. Petersburg (a four-hour trip), took me from St. Pete to Daytona Beach to visit a dear friend of mine, takes me EVERYWHERE to this day, with absolutely NO stalling, nor any other engine issues. I bought the car for $1000, so it cost as much to fix it as I bought it for, but it was well worth the money. A 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera Blue-books at approx. $2300, you do the math. These cars were built to last, and last they do. If you're having issues, find a good, reputable mechanic, get the issue properly diagnosed, then go ahead and spend the money to fix the problem. You'll be glad you did in the long run. I bought this car last October, still driving it now, plan to continue driving it for as long as possible (which the way things are going will be for quite some time). Wish they still made them today, because these are GREAT cars! :)

I have a 1990 Oldsmobile cutlass ciera, since i got it about a month ago. I have changed an alternator, heater core, Fuel pump, transmission filter, Transmission fluid, oil filter, oil, Anti freeze, and it still isnt running right. It seems as if what i have is transmission related, i will drive it and its performance is sparatic. It may drive perfect for an hour and then after that hour, when stopped at a sign or light, when i go again it chuggs and dies. Causing me to have to restart it. I am thinking it is a pressure control regulatore. It may also be some type of sensor. Oxygen or throttle position sensor. The reason for all of the problems is that it has been sitting for 4 and a half years. So if you have one, DO NOT LET IT SIT!!
THINGS WILL GET WORSE!!

have a 90 cutlas ciera i have put 800 cash that were worth spending on this reliable car.it has taken me to many far places like,victorville,indio,boumont,sanjacinto,and every where in riverside ca..problems basic alt,fuelp.starter,brakes,rotors,drums,and most recent car prob. it would turn off when turning or accelerating and slowing quickly.that all stopped when i changed the presure control regulator.to know if it is faulty pull small hose off if gasoline is present get a new regulator.regulator is found on the fuel line above the injectors.