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Fuel not reaching engine.
The fuel pump and filter may be getting to the injectors but if the injectors are not opened then it would not start unless you sprayed starting fluid into the intake. The injector not opening means the crankshaft sensor is...
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Driveshaft doesn't fit
It sounds to me like you performed a custom engine swap, putting a different engine in than the car came with. Here at YourMechanic we concentrate on repairing cars back to their original performance. Here's a couple tips if that...
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1996 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme won't shift out of Park
This is a common problem when the shift lock solenoid either isn't getting a signal or has failed, have a certified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, inspect and diagnose the problem.
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Car won't shift out of Park
Hi there. This is a issue that many 1995 Cutlass owners face. The gear shift being stuck is usually caused by one thing, the brake transmission interlock switch going bad. The switch is a stop switch made to prevent the...
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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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Belt broke in car
Typically when this happens, replacing the water pump and belt will usually solve the problem. I would have a certified mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, come out and inspect your problem and properly replace your water pump and drive...
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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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Need various issues with my car looked at
It sounds like your car is in need of some attention for sure. Given the situation, I think the best thing to do is have a technician such as one from YourMechanic look at it and determine what needs to...
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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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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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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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