1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Problems

"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.

High pressure power steering hoses can leak fluid

It is common for the high pressure power steering rubber hoses to leak. Our technicians recommend replacing leaky rubber hoses to prevent the loss of power steering.

AC Blower Inop Due to Failed Resistor

The HVAC blower motor may stop working at one or more speeds due to a faulty blower motor resistor block. Our technicians recommend to confirm the resistor is at fault by first checking the operation of the switch.

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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Questions

THE NEW FAN BELT i PUT ON KEEPS COMMING OFF AS SOON AS I CRANK IT UP (1 answer)

Having ignition problems but dash lights do not illuminate. (1 answer)

Read a lot of posts about pass lock problems and mine does the same thing. Starts for a second then stops. But I have no dash lights. If I put the key on and wait for the dash lights to illuminate most times it will start. Then runs very rough until I can get on the road. This happened twice...

headlights and interior lights flicker/pulsate. (1 answer)

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1997 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 97V059000
THE PROTECTIVE COVER FOR THE UNDERHOOD FUSE CENTER WAS OMITTED. WITHOUT THIS COVER, THE POSITIVE TERMINAL BOLT ON THE FUSE BLOCK IS EXPOSED AND CAN CONTACT THE INSULATED NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE. IF THE INSULATION ON THE NEGATIVE CABLE BECOMES SUFFICIENTLY WORN, AN ELECTRICAL SHORT CIRCUIT CAN OC...

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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Reviews

Purchased at Government auction ,circa 2003. 40,000 miles, for $3500. Am satisfied, but would not have purchased this car, if I had known how hard it is to work (on). It's not for a shade tree mechanic: For instance: The engine must be partially disassembled to replace the water pump! There is not much free room under the hood, so that some engine repairs are best made with the engine tilted ou...

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