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Oldsmobile Cutlass (1974 - 1988)

Oldsmobile Cutlass

Complete coverage for your vehicle

Written from hands-on experience gained from the complete strip-down and rebuild of a Oldsmobile Cutlass, Haynes can help you understand, care for and repair your Oldsmobile Cutlass. We do it ourselves to help you do-it-yourself, and whatever your mechanical ability, the practical step-by-step explanations, linked to over 900 photos, will help you get the job done right. Regular servicing and maintenance of your Oldsmobile Cutlass can help maintain its resale value, save you money, and make it safer to drive.

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Gas Engine:
Oldsmobile Cutlass,1974-1988
Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, 1974-1988

Does not include information specific to diesel engine models

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Tune-up and routine maintenance
Chapter 2: Part A: V6 and V8 engines
Chapter 2: Part B: General engine overhaul procedures
Chapter 3: Cooling, heating and air conditioning systems
Chapter 4: Fuel and exhaust systems
Chapter 5: Engine electrical systems
Chapter 6: Emissions control systems
Chapter 7: Manual and automatic transmission
Chapter 8: Clutch and drivetrain
Chapter 9: Brakes
Chapter 10: Steering and suspension systems
Chapter 11: Body
Chapter 12: Chassis electrical system
Wiring Diagrams

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8.5 x 11


The fourth-generation Oldsmobile Cutlass was actually launched in 1973, and was based on a new ‘Colonnade’ platform. It was available as a four-door sedan, five-door station wagon and a two-door coupe. At launch, the engine range comprised solely of V8 motors, varying from a 4.3-liter engine, through 5.7- and 6.6-liter engines, and finally on to a 7.5-liter motor. All drove the rear wheels through either a three-speed column-mounted manual transmission, a four-speed floor-mounted shift, or a three-speed automatic. In 1975, a 3.8-liter V6 and 4.1-liter inline six-cylinder engine were added. In 1978, the fifth-generation car appeared, and was smaller than its predecessor. In addition to the sedan, station wagon and coupe bodystyles, it was available as a two-door fastback coupe and a four-door fastback sedan. It sold well. In 1982 the Cutlass model changed, with the name being used as a sub-brand on various different vehicles. Haynes has an extensive range of Oldsmobile repair manuals and online maintenance procedures to suit professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts. Our Oldsmobile Cutlass repair manual will be able to provide all the help you need, whether you're servicing or repairing your car.