1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass cutlass supreme convertible from North America - Comments

29th Aug 2008, 10:10

I have read many of your comments about the 3.4L and I, too, went ahead and purchased a '94 (red, with black top, in beautiful condition). Interior is great, most everything works, love the rear buckets. My problem is that my daughter took it out a couple of nights ago and as she was driving home, the alternator gauge was bouncing all over and the car actually seemed like it was going to die. She turned the headlights off and the gauge went back up to 14. I took it to my mechanic this morning and he said that the battery and the alternator were fine. He thinks its something in the dash. Anybody have any ideas? Also, does anyone know where I can get the foldaway cup holder or the change holder for the console? You can get in touch with me at go_gers@hotmail.com. Thanks. Love this site. Alex.

7th Sep 2008, 11:15

Just got a 94 convertible. By the looks of it and the sound of the engine, I can't believe it's a 1994, it is a very sharp design even by todays standard. I brought it to the mechanic to have it checked out, and we both agree, it's a great car in great condition.

Zipp.

9th Sep 2008, 14:33

I have a '94 Cutlass convertible and need a motor for my REAR left power window (not the one on the door - the small one the left rear passenger can open/close). 3 parts houses and the dealer are a no go. Anyone have any ideas where I can find one short of a junkyard? Hit me back at chris@eseng.us if you have any ideas. Thanks.

1st Jan 2009, 15:00

I'm in the middle of restoring a 95 with the 3.4. Have all the issues mentioned above. Did anyone find the rear window seals?? I need them also. That is the last part I need. If so please let me know. Thanks. Nick PremierAutomotiveEnhancement@yahoo.com.

17th Jan 2009, 11:41

I've just bought a 94, and as everyone else has noted the rear window seals are gone. Has anyone found any sort of replacement?

21st Jan 2009, 00:38

I recently acquired a 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme Convertible, and I replaced the alternator and the battery because the voltage gage was dropping and just acting very funny, especially when I gave it gas or rolled up the windows.

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem, and has any suggestions on things I can try to resolve it?

14th Feb 2009, 11:04

I have had the same problem with my Cutlass voltage gauge. Check the post next to the fuse box on the drivers side for corrosion, clean it off, even if it doesn't look like it's corroded much, and also clean off the smaller bold underneath it.

17th Feb 2009, 23:37

Any concerns with the engine?

I keep hearing the 3.4 is the worst engine GM made.

10th Mar 2009, 17:26

We own a 1993 Cutlass Supreme Convertible purchased new in November 1993, sold it in summer of 2004 after purchasing a new SSR, and repurchased it in June 2006! Person we sold it to drove it less than 9,000 miles.

It now has slightly over 93,000 miles. Always garaged Red car with original white top, charcoal interior and 3.4 L engine. Now only used occasionally - nice sunny days. Still runs strong and is quieter on the highway than a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am 4 door sedan we just traded for a 2008 Buick LaCrosse Super with 5.3 L 300 hp V-8.

Haven't had any engine problems till recently. Have noticed some oil leaks - one was from PS pump. Haven't checked source of others. Olds dealer changed Timing belt as PM several years ago at about 65 to 70 K miles. Have recently wondered how much of a chore it would be to install one of the fwd 5.3s. Our Buick dealer parts dept did find some new parts in the GM system about a year ago - new center console lid and new console shift indicator plate.

Like everyone NEED rear quarter window rubber strips! If anyone has source, let me know a_w_clarkson@yahoo.com.

11th Mar 2009, 00:33

Hi. Any sign of the rear 1/4 window weather seals yet? Help.

25th Mar 2009, 11:20

Have been in the process of restoring a 93 Cutlass Supreme Convertible for the last year and a half. Mine has the 3.4L Twin Dual Overhead Cam. This engine has lots of moving parts and was only built for a few years.

It is a strong engine with one weak link, the chain tensioner. The tensioner is a U shaped piece of tin that is teflon coated, the chain rides inside the guide and in effect saws at the corners, eventually loosening the chain, which results in the chain jumping the gears. The tolerances between the 24 valves and 6 pistons are very close, and don't allow for much interference, so if the chain jumps the timing, it' most likely gonna hit a valve.

I had a mechanic rebuild my motor over a period of about 3 months and this one runs absolutely perfect, very smooth, very quiet. But I would not run this motor without 20-50 Amsoil. I do not have any issues with the drive train at this point, as it has all been rebuilt and runs all Amsoil now.

My concern now is with finding the A-pillar seals and rear quarter window seals. I understand that the convertible was built not by GM but by American Sunroof Corporation. There are no GM parts for the convertible in existence. If anyone knows where to find these I would be most welcome to hear from you. email Mark1ALPHA7@aol.com

25th Mar 2009, 18:07

Hope someone can help!!! I have a 94 Cutlass Supreme. All the power windows quit working at the same time. The window locks are unlocked. I looked for a power window fuse and can't seem to find one anywhere. I checked fuses in glove box, and fuses under the hood. Any ideas short of spending big money right now?

25th Mar 2009, 21:53

I just bought my first Cutlass convertible. It's not in bad shape. It needs a new top and I wanna try to install it myself... does anyone have any advice on DIY? The motor has 180,000 miles so I'm gonna have it rebuilt or convert it over to a 3.8... I love that motor, but probably should keep it original. I love this car!!!

31st Mar 2009, 22:44

For those needing the 1/4 window seals, visit the Cutlass 'vert-specific forum on w-body.com. See the thread regarding using 90's Camaro rubber to substitute for the rear quarter rubber.

19th Apr 2009, 21:44

I have a 1994 Cutlass Convertible. Love the car but I am having trouble locating certain parts. One part is the convertible top boot and a body part that fell off. Any ideas of where I can find these parts?

4th May 2009, 07:47

Hi, I have read a lot of comments on the 94 Olds Convertible.

We also on a 94 with the 3.4 engine... We love the car, but it does have its drawbacks... does anyone else have a problem with water getting into the back floorboards when it rains?

This is our second 94 Olds Convertible, and both have had this problem... it has 102,000 miles on it, it's a beautiful red with black interior.. also the top goes down fine, but groans when we put it up... look forward to your comments..