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Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Problems

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Most Common Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Problems

The upper intake manifold gasket and/or a PCV vacuum lines/hoses can develop vacuum leaks with age. This type of leak can result in a higher that normal or rough idle.
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
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2 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Brakes Problems

The anti-lock brake (ABS) accumulator may fail causing loss of power brake assist. (The brake pedal will become very hard.)
The ABS master cylinder assembly may fail internally causing the ABS light to illuminate.

2 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Drive Train Problems

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 r...
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...

6 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Electrical & Lights Problems

One or more power windows may stop working due to a failed window motor or switch. Proper diagnoses will be necessary to determine the exact cause.
One or more power window switch may fail. The affected window may work intermittently before failing completely.
The engine temperature sensor wire for the engine temperature gauge, or warning light, may touch the rear exhaust manifold causing a short to ground causing erratic operation of the temperature gau...

18 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Engine Problems

The upper intake manifold gasket and/or a PCV vacuum lines/hoses can develop vacuum leaks with age. This type of leak can result in a higher that normal or rough idle.
The fuel pump may fail causing engine to stall and not restart.
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil pump drive O-ring. This can often be confused with an intake manifold gasket leak. Careful inspection is required to determine the exact cause of the le...

3 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Exhaust & Emissions Problems

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.
The oxygen sensor can fail causing Check Engine Light illumination and the engine to run rich (burn more fuel than normal).
Illumination of the Check Engine Light may be the result of a loose or worn gas cap.

4 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.
Our technicians highly recommend that the engine coolant be replaced every 30,000 miles.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.

2 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Maintenance Problems

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

0 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Miscellaneous Problems

3 Known Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Suspension & Steering Problems

The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
One or more of the rear suspension links may become bent causing a severe rubbing noise.
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 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Problems & Complaints

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...
The automatic transmission shifter may fail, or a wire may break near the shifter causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
The high pressure power steering hose will commonly leak fluid; it should be replaced.
Extended life coolant may become contaminated and require cooling system service before the recommended 100,000 miles.
Air flow from the dash vents may be incorrect due to a damaged engine vacuum hose near the battery tray.
The 2.3L 4 cylinder engine can be prone to head gasket failure. This can result in coolant loss and engine overheating.
A stalling issue may occur if the battery goes dead or is disconnected and the "idle learn" procedure is not performed. For more information on "relearning" the engine idle speed, please click ...
An engine oil leak may develop from the oil pump drive O-ring. This can often be confused with an intake manifold gasket leak. Careful inspection is required to determine the exact cause of the le...
The spark plugs should be replaced every 100,000 miles. Our technicians recommend replacing the spark plug wires also at this time.
The ignition coil housing may fail causing an engine misfire on one or more cylinders.
The ignition module or crankshaft position sensor may fail causing the engine to die and not restart. Diagnoses will be necessary to determine if the module or crank sensor is causing the no star...
The spark plugs should be replaced every 30,000 miles and the spark plug boots should be checked for hot spots and cracks.
The upper intake manifold gasket and/or a PCV vacuum lines/hoses can develop vacuum leaks with age. This type of leak can result in a higher that normal or rough idle.
Contaminated brake fluid can cause problems in the brake system and it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
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