1994 Oldsmobile Achieva Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Oldsmobile Achieva

1994 Oldsmobile Achieva Problems

Power Window Motors May Fail From Overheating

A door window may move slowly or stop in mid travel due to a failing power window motor. The affected window may start working again after the motor cools off. Replacing the faulty window motor will commonly correct this concern.

Ignition Key Stuck Due to Failed Shifter

The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.

Engine Prone to Head Gasket Failure

The 2.3L 4 cylinder engine can be prone to head gasket failure. This can result in coolant loss and engine overheating.

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1994 Oldsmobile Achieva Questions

Does the master cylinder need bleed too? (1 answer)

We replaced the back drum breaks, disks, and cylinder and correctly put them back together but the breaks are still not working correctly. We do not know how with all the electrical stuff on the master cylinder if it needs bleed too or if it just needs completely replaced.

Where is the fuel relay switch (cut off)located on a 1994 Oldsmobile Achieva? (2 answers)

We changed the fuel pump and it won't start now. Someone said there is a switch that has to be reset.

Engine temperature increases in traffic (1 answer)

The engine runs at normal operating temperature (about 195 degrees) while on the highway. When I stop at traffic stops the engine temperature increases from 195 degrees to over 220 degrees then returns to normal when back on the highway. I have had the thermostat, radiator fan motor & radiato...

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1994 Oldsmobile Achieva Recalls

Recall 00V287000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE STARTER FAILS TO ENGAGE AND THE DRIVER HOLD THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, PRODUCING HEAT THAT CAN MELT SWITCH PARTS.
Recall 94V122000
THESE VEHICLES WERE CONSTRUCTED WITH WELDS IN THE REAR COMPARTMENT PAN ASSEMBLY THAT ARE NOT SUFFICIENT TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS PERTAINING TO FUEL TANK LEAKAGE IN THE EVENT OF A REAR IMPACT COLLISION. THE FUEL TANK ASSEMBLIES DO NOT COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 301, "FUEL SYSTEM INTEGRITY."

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1994 Oldsmobile Achieva Reviews

Great for a first car, otherwise don't buy it.

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