This car care guide for the 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme, 1998-00 Oldsmobile Intrigue and 1997-00 Chevrolet Lumina and Monte Carlo, Buick Regal and Century, and Pontiac Grand Prix, is intended to help you learn more about the inner workings of your vehicle, saving you money on its upkeep and operation.
The beginning of this guide will likely be referred to the most, since that is where you will find information for maintenance and tune-up. The other sections deal with the more complex systems of your vehicle. Operating systems from engine through brakes are covered to the extent that the average do-it-yourselfer becomes mechanically involved. This guide will not explain such things as rebuilding an automatic transaxle for the simple reason that the expertise and the investment in special tools that would be required, make this task uneconomical. this guide will, however, give you detailed instructions to help you change your own brake pads and shoes, replace spark plugs, and perform many more jobs that can save you money, give you personal satisfaction and help you avoid expensive problems.
A secondary purpose of this guide is a reference for owners who want to better understand their vehicle and to be able to communicate more intelligently with their professional automotive technician. In this case, no tools at all are required.