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Engine Tapping In Cold Weather Startup


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
69,058 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (2 reports)
  2. ive been told 2 get some lucas oil additive/a motor flush (1 reports)
1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass engine problems

engine problem

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1998 Oldsmobile Cutlass Owner Comments

problem #3

May 052007

Cutlass 3.1L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


The ticking comes and goes when it feels like it, mostly when it is cold though, keep the oil maintenance and get some oil additive

- , Indianapolis, IN, USA

problem #2

Mar 232007

(reported on)

Cutlass 3.1L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 100,000 miles

Tapping occurs when running. Definitely more prominent at startup, but also bothersome when idling. I've had it looked at by a number of different shops, but no one seems to know what or why... or couldn't care less.

- , Boulder City, NV, USA

problem #1

Jan 082005

(reported on)


  • 47,175 miles

In cold weather, the engine makes a tapping noise until it is warm. This has me very concerned. I have the oil changed regularly using the manufacturer's recommended grade. I need to know of anyone else who has this problem with this car and how it was resolved. I've been told that there could be a problem with the pressure of the engine's oil pump; replacing it could run about 500.00; but was also advised that may not be it. HELP!

- , Yeadon, PA, USA

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