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About Oldsmobile Calais

As Oldsmobile's first attempt at building a credible competitor off General Motors' N-body platform, Oldsmobile Calais was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's brand Oldsmobile between 1984 and 1987 as a compact car. Originally introduced as the successor to the Omega in Oldsmobile's lineup, Calais shared the GM N platform with the Pontiac Grand Am, Buick Skylark and Buick Somerset. Named after the Calais in France, Calais was the Indianapolis 500 pace car in 1985. But after being only three years, it was renamed as the Cutlass Calais for the 1988 model year.
Oldsmobile Calais made its debut in 1984 as a 1985 model and it was offered in two body styles: 2-door coupe and 4-door sedan. Also built based on the General Motor N-body platform, it offered buyers in the compact segment a stylish and more luxurious alternative to its competitors. Under the social background of 1979 oil crisis, Calais had to take a backseat to fuel economy. During its lifetime, Oldsmobile Calais was powered by a 2.5 L Tech IV inline 4-cylinder engine rated at 92-98 horsepower and 135 lb-ft of torque and a 3.0 L Buick V6 cranking out 125 hp and 150 pound-feet of torque. And both engines sent power through either a 5-speed manual or a 3-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels.

Oldsmobile Calais Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

After all, as a model from the General Motors, which is famous for its excellent manufacturing quality, Oldsmobile Calais is also a very amazing model. But considering it now is at least twenty-six years old, you have every need to learn about these common problems on your Calais:
First, for Oldsmobile Calais, a fatal issue would be engine failure, as it often indicates the vehicle is on the verge of breaking down. In order to avoid the worst consequences, you have to learn about how to diagnose and solve it as soon as possible. According to experienced Calais drivers, these symptoms are enough for them to diagnose it. First of all, strange sounds from the engine such as squealing, rattling and whining; then the engine runs roughly, misfires, stalls and even suffers from hard starting and inability to start. Finally, when the vehicle reaches 166,000 miles, engine overheats due to the cooling system failure, which aggravates the engine performance so that it would lose power while acceleration and trigger the Check Engine Light. And these symptoms could be attributed to the Calais coolant reservoir, spark plug, engine mount, oil filter, air filter, drive belt and intake manifold gasket.
Second, for Oldsmobile Calais drivers, suspension failure could be also a common and tricky problem, especially for those who have no knowledge background of automobiles. Some, however, underestimate the consequences this issue could bring. Most Calais said that they met uncomfortable and unsteady driving, but they thought it was caused by harsh road conditions, which is only part of the reason. In fact, if there are noises coming from underneath the vehicle accompanied with intense car vibration as well as poor handling, loose steering wheel and tilting vehicle, then it is the suspension system that goes wrong. You must keep the Calais wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar bushing, control arm bushing and coil spring insulator in a consistent properly working condition.
Never overlook the significance of performing routine maintenance on vulnerable auto parts of your Oldsmobile Calais, it could save your life sometime, more effective than solving above-mentioned common problems. For example, windshield wiper and wiper blade are helpful under adverse weather conditions such as downpours and heavy snow to provide excellent driving visibility. Thus, apart from them, you had better put the seat belt, fog light, headlight, antenna, cabin air filter and door handle if you want to enjoy a safe and comfortable driving trip.
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