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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Problems

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Most Common 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Problems

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...
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
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2 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Brakes Problems

A weak battery or a burned out brake light bulb may cause the ABS light to illuminate.
Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.

2 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Drive Train Problems

An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler ...
You may be able to prevent transmission problems by servicing the transmission and inspecting the fluid every 30,000 miles. If the fluid is dark or burned then the transmission system should be com...

3 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Electrical & Lights Problems

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...
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.
The instrument panel and switch backlighting may fail due to a faulty dimmer control module. A failed module will require replacement.

7 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Engine Problems

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine wit...

1 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Exhaust & Emissions Problem

A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.

2 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Heating & Air Conditioning Problems

The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our tech...
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 o...

1 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Maintenance Problem

Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.

1 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Miscellaneous Problem

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

2 Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Suspension & Steering Problems

The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
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.

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Known 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Problems & Complaints

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...
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.
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 o...
The heater core under the right side of the dashboard may leak engine coolant which can puddle on the passenger front floor. The loss of coolant may cause an engine overheating condition. Our tech...
An engine oil leak may develop from the rear of the engine. This is commonly caused by a failed oil pump drive o-ring seal. The leaking o-ring should be replaced to correct this concern.
Corrosion may develop at the connection between the ignition coil tower and spark plug wire resulting in an engine misfire. The Ignition coil and spark plug wire should both be replaced to correct ...
The front struts may show signs of wear, or be excessively bouncy ride at freeway speeds. This may begin to occur at around 75,000 miles.
Front brake rotors can wear causing a pulsation felt in the brake pedal. Our technicians often recommend replacement of the front rotors and brake pads as the best option to correct this condition.
Brake fluid can become dirty and may cause problems in the brake system; it should be flushed every 60,000 miles.
A Loose or worn gas cap may cause Check Engine Light to illuminate.
An automatic transmission fluid leak may develop from the rubber section of a transmission cooler line. In some cases the rubber section of hose can be replaced. In others, the complete cooler ...
The fuel pump may fail causing the engine to stall and not restart. Our technicians recommend replacing the fuel filter every 30,000 miles to help prevent undue strain on the fuel pump.
A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.
The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Running the engine wit...
The automatic transmission shifter may fail causing the ignition key to become stuck in the ignition lock cylinder.
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