Question about 1990 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais
1990 Olds Calais front wheel drive Will not drive in reverse until I have had engine warm for a long while isn't as bad the rest of the day, afraid tranny is going out, called shop they say $1200 for rebuilding. Crazy price with only a 6 mos. warranty are these cars known for problems with tranny it only has 118,000 original miles.
With a 118,000 miles on this old girl its time to say good bye . fix the trans then rhe engine will start nickle and diming you to death. move on and trade up for something else . don't mean to be crule but spend money on something newer.
Posted on Jan 01, 2009
I have had a 1990 Olds Cutlass Calais since it had 2 miles on it. I am the original owner. Usually if you have trouble with it going into Reverse, the next gear that you will have trouble with it going into is 1st. I have had to replace the master/slave
cylinder, which is a dealer item and it comes prefilled. It's a single part. I drove from KS to OKC to get the master/slave cylinder. Once it goes all the way out, you are without transportation. A lot of times you can get a tranny shop to just see if they think that is what is going out for free, if you are not that familiar with working on vehicles. There is nothing wrong with not being able to work on cars. I'm sure that there are a LOT of things that people CAN do that I can't. Don't let them tear into the tranny for an opinion, If they agree, I'd order one in from a dealer before it does go out and get it replaced before it goes out. Maybe I should ask for sure exactly what Engine you have in your Olds as well as what Transmission. I have been assuming that you have a 2.3 L 4 cyl. Do you also know your VIN (letter)? If you have a VIN A, that's what I have been giving you info. for. Let me know if this solves the problem. Oh, I have never had any engine problems and I have 180,000 original miles on my car. Take care and I really hope that this helps. I do have a shop manual that I have put to good use if you have any other ?'s. Some of us just can't get the muscle cars out of our blood!!! Good Luck and have a Great Day!!!
Posted on Jan 14, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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