1996 Oldsmobile Achieva Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva Problems

Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder

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

Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure

The ignition switch may fail causing a no start condition. This is not generally a theft system (passlock) issue because the security light does not illuminate or flash.

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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva Questions

Where is the coil pack located? (1 answer)

Car runs bad.

i got weak spark and major flooding. (2 answers)

throttle position sensor crank shaft sensor temperature control sensor have all been changed and coil packs.stiill have weak spark and floods instantly.

Security system problem (1 answer)

My security light on dash comes on and stays for a while then goes off or car will not start. Changes swtches already light was off. Then came back on again what can be done to by security system.

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1996 Oldsmobile Achieva Recalls

Recall 02V070000
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE FAILS TO START AND THE DRIVER HOLDS THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, AND SOMETIMES PRODUCES ENOUGH HEAT TO MELT INTERNAL SWITCH PARTS.
Recall 98V027000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. THESE VEHICLES WERE BUILT WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR THE INTERIOR LAMPS TO COME ON UNEXPECTEDLY WHILE THE VEHICLES ARE BEING DRIVEN. THIS DOES NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 101, "CONTROLS AND DISPLAYS."
Recall 96V250000
THE FRONT AND/OR REAR HAZARD WARNING LAMPS (FOUR-WAY FLASHERS) DO NOT FLASH WHEN THE HAZARD SWITCH IS ACTIVATED. THIS FAILS TO COMPLY WITH FMVSS NO. 108, "LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT."

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