Question about 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

Ignition problem/electrical My 96 Achieva has had a problem with the ignition since I bought it almost 3 years ago. It turns over just fine, but turning it off is a problem. The key won't turn back all the way. Sometimes jiggle it helped, but for the last 3 months, it won't do anything so I have been disconnecting the battery every time I park my car. Today, I put on the parking brake and the car shutoff. The dash lights will not come on, but the electric locks work, as well as the dome lights. Car will not start though. I even tried disconnecting and reconnecting the battery, no good. Any suggestions? I had the altenator replaced less than a year ago. Thanks! Jennie

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Top Expert:

    An expert who has finished #1 on the weekly Top 10 Fixya Experts Leaderboard.

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

  • Oldsmobile Master
  • 70,387 Answers

You need to replace the the actuator parts that go from the ignition lock cylinder to the switch they are inside the steering column, this is a very hard job and not for the do it yourself mechanic, there is the issue of the air bag be dis-armed for one, if you don't dis-arm it correctly and it goes off you will have a real bad day, and perhaps your last.

Posted on Sep 11, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why would my 96 chevy suburban start and run fine, then randomly not start?


It's not your alarm,it's your ignition switch which is about 250.00 then your truck will start fine. I chased that same issue around for two years and finally changed out the ignition switch not the key assembly but the wiring harness in the steering column.

Apr 14, 2015 | 1996 Chevrolet Suburban

1 Answer

What cuts off fuel and spark while driving ?.


It's very possible you have a bad ignition switch. My '96 LXi had the same problem, plus it tended to randomly drop into "Limp Mode" at any speed.

After replacing the ignition switch (3 years ago) neither of those problems has resurfaced.

Jul 05, 2014 | 1994 Chrysler Concorde

1 Answer

1994 chrysler concorde cuts off fuel and spark while driving


It's very possible you have a bad ignition switch. My '96 LXi had the same problem, plus it tended to randomly drop into "Limp Mode" at any speed.

After replacing the ignition switch (3 years ago) neither of those problems has resurfaced.

Jul 05, 2014 | 1994 Chrysler Concorde

1 Answer

I have an Achieva 96 Oldsmobile 2.4. Well my car stars and seconds later it just dies out. I replaced fuel pump ,fuel level Senor, cam shaft sensor, 02 sensor. And the starter. We also replaced the...


This is a classic example of a failed or failing antitheft system. Changing out the ignition can cause this. And maybe the ignition you pulled out was failing also. Go to this link, I'm sure you'll find what you are looking for.

http://vatspasslockpasskeysecurityhelp.yolasite.com/

Apr 11, 2012 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

I have a problem with the security light not allowing me to start my 96 oldsmobile achieva. need to know the different things I can do


Please replace your ignition switch and that will fix your problem.what it is seeing is momentery no power while your starting it thinks some one is trying to hot wire it(steal it)I hope this helps you

Feb 10, 2010 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

Yaris P/S light and Ignition


Car is covered by a 3 year warranty, return to supplying dealer before attempting any fixes yourself. Power steering is electric on these cars, I'm guessing it's something simple like the battery.

Mar 14, 2009 | 2008 Toyota Yaris

1 Answer

1991 GMC sonoma ignition turns on but wont crank


check your battery first,  Then measure voltage to the starter solenoid.  No voltage at solenoid the problem is at the key switch.

Mar 08, 2009 | 1991 GMC Sonoma

1 Answer

My 96 Oldsmobile decided not to stay running anymore,


Check the Fuel Filter and Fuel Pump. Also Check under the Hood and Look for a Fuse Relay Box. Inside this Box there should be a Relay for the Starter and Fuel Pump and Crank, Also after Replacing these Take a Flashlight and Check ALL the Fuses Really good in the Box under the Hood and the one Under the Dash on the Inside.. Replace these and let me Know how it goes.

Jan 28, 2009 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

1994 Ford Explorer - Shorts the electrical system when the key is turned


Have you checked all of the electrical connections to the battery, especially the smaller red one to the positive terminal?

Aug 25, 2008 | 1994 Ford Explorer Limited

2 Answers

1995 mercury sable GS 3.8L ignition problems?


How do you change an ignition cylinder on a 1995 Murcury Sabel ? .

Jun 22, 2008 | 1995 Mercury Sable

Not finding what you are looking for?
1996 Oldsmobile Achieva Logo

217 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

70387 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22041 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6878 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...