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Oil leak from bad gasket.
Oil will always gravitate to the lowest point on your engine. Your engine may have oil leaks from the valve cover or intake manifold and leaking down. You would have to get the oil leaks on top fixed and then...
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Starting issues when engine warms up
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. Your symptoms are very similar to a vehicle experiencing a problem with the intake air temperature sensor. Other reasons for such a hard start can be low fuel...
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Hazard lights don't work
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. There can be an issue with the switch itself or the hazard flasher assembly. The flasher is the device that makes the lights blink and a failure here...
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Engine hot, difficult shifting, shutting off
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1987 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. A common problem that can cause stalling is a stuck torque converter clutch. This device connects the link between the engine and transmission, but should slip some when...
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Overheating problem
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. With the other items replaced and a continued overheating situation, you may want to consider replacing the coolant water pump. Any time a vehicle overheats, it is a...
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Dash light flicker, light switch hot
Hello there, thank you for asking about your 1984 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais. There is the possibility of a cross connection inside the switch due to a failure in the assembly or corrosion going across the switch contacts. This may explain...
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My car won't start half the time but if u wait 45 mins it will?
Hi There, What you are describing is a common sign of a failing ignition coil. Ignition coils are coated with a varnish-like insulation that becomes brittle over time after being stretched then contracted repeatedly The insulation develops small fractures that...
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Won't reverse
"No reverse" can be caused by a vacuum signal issue to the transmission or an internal issue with the transmission itself. The easiest and most cost-effective way to find out the exact cause, may be to have a local transmission...
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I have a lot of squeaking and squealing from the belt area
I would first suggest you check to see if the belt is tight with enough tension. If the tension is not tight or the new belt is too long then replace the belt and tensioner. If tension is good and...

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