1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme from North America
Could be a very dependable nice running car
Doesn't matter if at park or driving down the road, when the motor gets to operating temperature, the motor starts to flutter then die. I took it to a shop and they tested the fuel pressure from the fuel rail, and it tested good. They hooked it up to a computer and did not flash any codes, but they told me that the EGR valve was unplugged electronically. They plugged everything in and ran fine. They let it run and it ran perfect.
I pulled out of the parking lot, and two blocks down the road it dies while driving; it just cuts out. So I replaced the the EGR valve, the coil packs and the ICM, and it still has the same issue, it gets up to temp and it flutters and dies. And it won't start up again for at least 1 hour, then it will start until it gets up to temperature, then dies.
It is kinda rare. It's the FE3; that is the performance suspension 1989 Olds Cutlass.
When running it runs really smooth, very quick car, handles like it's on rails.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2009
14th Mar 2009, 06:11
I had the same issues with the my 1990 Cutlass Ciera S. Mechanics couldn't find anything physically wrong with it, but I just told them to replace the computer and sure enough, it ran just fine from that point on. I just got an 89 Cutlass at an auction and I'm having the same problems again. So I think I'm going to go ahead put a new computer in this one too.