1994 Oldsmobile Achieva Questions

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I've replaced my radiator, water pump, heater core, both hoses that come off of the heater core, atleast three more miscellaneous hoses that were related to cooling system. The most recent was my water pump. Starts just fine and It takes 5 mins for the car to shoot right to the red. Any suggestions would help a lot!!

My heater and defrost works fine its just the ac it blows air just no cold air

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 would the distributor be located and if any of it has been disconnected will this stop the car from starting?

But as I kneel down in from of the car while the hood is up I do get a faint smell of gasoline

I checked the oil and it is normal. What do think I should check next.

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

light switch?? VIN #1G3NL553XRM012515

spark plug boot wearing away. what causes it

when i first start car it has a loud noise. after driving a while it seems to go away

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 & radiator changed. I have had the engine and coolant expansion tank cleaned & flushed. The engine runs good and there is no indication that the head gasket is blown. The first time this happened almost three years ago, changing the fan motor resolved the problem. What else could be causing this heating up to occur?

checked fuses seem ok but can't figure why tail lights won't come on and hazard light will. what do I check next? Please help.

Do I need torx or allen wrenches ?
Which size do I need ?

The dash temp gauge will not move even when engine is turned off, it stays at 280. Checked the thermostat, radiator cap, hoses, no leaks on the water pump and no strange noises. What could cause this problem and how do we check the gauge to see if it still works?