1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1998 Oldsmobile Achieva

1998 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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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Questions

Low coolant light, security, seat belt, oil, battery, air bag - temp is "c", wipers cut off after a few strokes. (2 answers)

How you remove the drums (1 answer)

Engine cranks but dies immediately after starting. (1 answer)

Have spark, fuel gauge is good, fuel injector pulse is good, but the engine dies IMMEDIATELY after it starts.

Did notice that when spraying carburetor cleaner into the intake manifold it would idle, but die as soon as I gave it some gas.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Recalls

Recall 04V036000
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.

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1998 Oldsmobile Achieva Reviews

I,V NOW HAVE 117.000 ON MY ACHIEVA AND THE ONLY THING THAT IS WENT WRONG IS MY HEATER IS BAD , IDLER PULLY JUST WENT BAD , AND MY CLEAR COAT IS COMING OFF IN SPOTS , DOOR PANEL ON DRIVERS SIDE KEEPS POPPING OFF UPPER TAB. ALSO MY INTAKE MANIFOLD HAS A VERY SLOW WATER LEAK. CHECK ENGINE LIGHT HAS BEEN ON FOR A WHILE.

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