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Transmission
When you changed the fluid with the new fluid, transmission debris that built up over time is breaking loose and blocking the small passages in the valve body of the transmission, causing the shifting problems. Your transmission may need to...
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Gen light
You will need to check to make sure the two red wires to the alternator have power. Afterwards, follow the wires down to make sure they make contact to the starter terminal that goes to the battery. Follow the brown...
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Check engine light, ABS light on
Hello, thanks for writing in. If the check engine light is coming on and going off then usually it is not too serious. Most of the time this is caused by a sensor that is not reading quite right. The...
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Creaking noise from the rear struts
You should have the suspension checked to make sure the noise is something that is not broken and is still safe to drive until you can get the part replaced. This way you are being safe.
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middle A/C not working
There is a component called a mode door in the A/C case that directs the air down to the floor, vents, or defrost position based on your setting of the controls. In your Oldsmobile the mode door is binding up...
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turn signals not working
The fact that it all works when you hold the switch means either the signal switch is broken or the wires near the switch in the steering column are damaged. A closer inspection is needed and likely needs the switch...
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cars shaking bottom out
I agree that it is time for an under-car inspection of the steering and suspension components on your 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme. A technician can inspect tires, wheel bearings, shocks/struts, ball joints, tie rod ends, steering racks, and control arm...
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power steering not working
You probably know this already, but I must mention that driving with the faulty power steering is very dangerous. This is definitely not an issue that can wait. The trouble could be in the power steering pump, belt/tensioner, or steering...
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radio not working
The blower motor only working on high speed is a common symptom of a failing blower motor resistor; but the fact the radio stopped working at the same time is unusual. It's possible that this could still be two separate...
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Ignition problems at the distributor.
Hello, thanks for writing in. I'd be happy to help. This is common as you supply power to the coil once the key is in, which will cause the ground to change. If you are not getting spark then the...
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Hard starting and clicking noise
The clicking noise is an indication of either a bad or discharged battery or a bad connection in the starting circuit. There are two circuits in every starting system: the primary circuit that is energized by the key, and the...
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Car will start and run fine, then all of a sudden die and not start, or start and die.
If the catalytic converter is not working properly, it will cause the symptons you described, such as very poor fuel mileage, poor performance and a fuel smell as this is the raw fuel coming out of the exhaust. This happens...
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Car is leaning on driver side of a 79 oldsmobile is it the shocks
In most cases when the vehicle is leaning to one side it is due to faulty shocks, damaged shock mounts or body mounts. If you're noticing extreme bumping as you're driving down the road, especially on the side that appears...
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My high speed on my blower not working new resistor motor is good what could it be the relay
Hi There, The resistor is what controls the speed of the blower motor, not the relay. The blower motor relay supplies power to this motor when you turn the switch to "on" that can sometimes fail. When this happens, you...
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93 Oldsmobile Cutlass supreme won't start.
Hi there. Check the camshaft and crankshaft position sensors and make sure that they are plugged in. If the engine is cranking but not starting then the crankshaft position sensor could have failed. Also, check the mass air flow sensor...
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My car won't shift into gear
Hello, there is a park shift interlock system on your car that prevents the vehicle from being taken out of park when the ignition circuit is not powered up. I think you have an ignition switch voltage concern. If there...
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My four way and left turning signals don't flash
Hello - I suspect there is a bad ground or wiring damage on the left side wiring for the turn signals. The turn signals and emergency warning flashers use the same flasher unit, which explains why the right side turn...
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How do i get my car out of the park position?
Hi there: If you're able to turn your ignition key and you can't shift the vehicle from park to gear, it's possible that you have linkage damage to the transmission or some other mechanical problem with the shifter that's prohibiting...
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Starter problem
This may be a question of a weak battery or potentially a failing starter relay. If there is a fast ticking sound when turning the key, it is likely that your problem may be a battery that is simply too...
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Car oftentimes doesn't start, when it finally starts it doesn't stay running.
Hello there, many common faults will cause your 1989 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme to have a hard time starting and die after it starts. You have done great in replacing the crankshaft position sensor, fuel pump, fuel filter, and ignition module...

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