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"No Start" Due to Ignition Switch Failure on Oldsmobile Achieva

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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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Oldsmobile Achieva Vehicles With This Problem

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Average mileage: 104,750 (70,000–150,000)
5 model years affected: 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, more1998
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My Achieva will not stay started. It turns over and then stalls. I believe it has something to do with the anti-theft stuff.
We have the same problem, it starts some times, but once we had to tow to the mechanic and then next morning it started fine for him, we had the 4th gear component in the engine, which got stuck, fixed, which is a great relief, but when I got the car home and it was running just fine, the next morning it wouldn't start. this is an intermittent problem and only happened once for the mechanic and they thought they identified a loose wire which they secured and it started fine afterwords.

Still looking in to if it is ignition switch.
3.3 SC ...It sounds like it is ready to start when you turn the key but it does not. It will after up to around 5 times of turning to key to try to start it. After it starts it runs fine although I did have it die in traffic and it would not start right up so I had to push it to the berm got in it and it started right up.......has me stumped right now. Mass flow air sensor or fuel pump relay or pump or ignition switch. Has to be one of them just don't know which...........I have drove this car 200 miles and it runs great. You shut it off and its iffy if it will start. It will start but it may take it some key turns,
New starter... 11 volts in battery.
Ignition key won't always come out. All I get is AT BEST is click.....click.
Seems power is intermittent threw out hole vehicle.