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About Oldsmobile Cutlass

Though it appeared first on 1962 Oldsmobile's F-85 coupe sporting unique trim, Oldsmobile Cutlass was produced by an American multinational corporation General Motors Company's brand Oldsmobile from 1961 to 1988, and again between 1997 and 1999 as compact and mid-size cars. Originally introduced as a top trim level, the Cutlass evolved into a line of its own in 1964. As Oldsmobile's best-selling model, one of the most popular nameplates in the industry and created the Cutlass family, it still was replaced by the Oldsmobile Alero for the 1999 model year after being manufactured through six generations.
The fifth-generation Oldsmobile Cutlass was produced from 1978 to 1988 with several body styles including Salon and Salon Brougham 4-door sedan, 4-door fastback sedan and Supreme, Supreme Brougham and Calais 5-door station wagon, 2-door coupe and 2-door fastback coupe. It came with three trim levels: base, LS and Brougham. During this generation, Oldsmobile Cutlass was powered by engines ranging from 3.8 L V6 to 5.7 L V8 and engines sent power to the front wheels. The latest-generation Cutlass was revived in 1997 as a slightly upscale version of the mechanically identical fifth-generation Chevrolet Malibu. Built based on the N-body platform, the Cutlass only got one 3.1 L V6 engine and power was sent through a 4-speed automatic transmission to the front wheels.

Oldsmobile Cutlass Common Problems & Maintenance Tips

As Oldsmobile's best-selling model, you will understand Oldsmobile Cutlass has such a great brand equity. But due to it is not a young model anymore, you had better be prepared for these common problems on your Cutlass in advance:
First, engine failure is the most troublesome problem for Oldsmobile Cutlass drivers not only because the seriousness level of this problem but also because it often indicates the vehicle is on the verge of breaking down. Luckily, many experienced Cutlass drivers put forward some simple signs to help you diagnose this problem. At the beginning, a ticking or clanking noise will come from the engine, then the engine has performance issues such as hesitates to accelerate or stumbles during acceleration, stalls at any time either when starting the engine or driving the vehicle, and excessive oil consumption. More serious is the cooling system would get harmed, too, which in return deteriorates the engine wearing. Thus, once the Check Engine Light comes on, please inspect the Cutlass rocker arm, throttle cable, air filter, oil filter and throttle body gasket as soon as possible.
Second, suspension failure is also an issue that Oldsmobile Cutlass drivers often encounter during driving. But in fact, this problem is easy to recognize even for people without much knowledge about working principle of automobiles. The point lies in drivers should sense the seriousness of this problem as some have not. According to some Cutlass drivers, the suspension failure would not only cause an uncomfortable unsteady driving trip but also could put occupants' safety at stake. Thus, if you feel an excessive vibration while driving, see uneven tire wear and feel hard to control the vehicle, please make sure if the Cutlass wheel bearing, shock absorber, sway bar link, sway bar bushing, axle shaft and drive shaft are working properly immediately.
As a matter of fact, performing routine maintenance on some vulnerable auto parts of your Oldsmobile Cutlass has a bigger effect in lengthening your vehicle's lifespan when compared to knowing how to deal with problems on it. In your Cutlass, there are many auto parts that play important roles in creating safe and comfortable driving environment, but they are succumbed to wear and tear quickly. Thus, please maintain the antenna, emblem, hood cable, A/C switch, antenna cable, washer reservoir, windshield wiper, wiper blade, seat belt, headlight and fog light routinely.
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