Oldsmobile Achieva Repair and Maintenance

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

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Oldsmobile Achieva Problems

Power Window Not Working Due to Window Motor

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.

Key Stuck in Ignition Lock Cylinder

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

Coolant Leak & Engine Overheating

A coolant leak may develop from the water pump. This can result in an engine overheating condition. A leaking water pump will require replacement.

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Oldsmobile Achieva Questions

Why does it still overheat? (2 answers)

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 sugge...

Where is the coil pack located? (1 answer)

Car runs bad.

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

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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.
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 00V287000
VEHICLE DESCRIPTION: PASSENGER VEHICLES. IF THE ENGINE STARTER FAILS TO ENGAGE AND THE DRIVER HOLD THE KEY IN THE "START" POSITION FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD, HIGH CURRENT FLOWS THROUGH THE IGNITION SWITCH, PRODUCING HEAT THAT CAN MELT SWITCH PARTS.

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Oldsmobile Achieva Reviews

bought my 92 olds achieva sc 5yrs ago for 600 dollars and it still getting approx 32 mpg. only had to replace the normal wear & tear items since i have owned it. i love that 2.3L quad4 engine lots of power and torque. other than my pontiac sunfire gt 2.4L quad4 its my pride and joy!
Great for a first car, otherwise don't buy it.
awful horrible car do not buy it

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