Question about 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

Pain in the *** starting problem

Hey thanks for answering my previous question so quick. I have a little more info for you to work with. Here's the thing... someone changed the terminals to top post... The car sat for about 6 months, and the battery ended up dying so I had to find a battery with reversed terminals, thank you Autozone, but im worried maybe I ended up with the wrong battery??? I never really thought to just buy new side post terminals and put those back on the car, and get the correct battery. The one we got was the exact same size as the one that came out of the car though. As soon as it was installed, the car started up fine everytime, after 2 months I was still getting power, but it stopped starting. Like I said before, every once in a while it would randomly start, but most of the time, nothing, not even a click. The new starter was installed, and im getting that click, and still no start... It was my first time installing a starter, could i have put it in wrong? It seemed like a pretty simple procedure to me...

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 335 Answers

Was this starter from a discound retail parts store? well most times those cheap starters are no rebuilt very well you get what you pay for, Try this when it won't start reach and hit the starter with whatever you can a good sharp hit not too hard if it starts after you tap on it I have always had it be the starter the small wire goes on the "S" terminal and the big battery wire goes on the stud on the solonoid any other fuse link wires with the same size eyelet should also go on the same stud.

Posted on Sep 18, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My 01 Saturn sc2 will not start and has a mind of its own. battery is good . it is a NO crank not a no start . when it wants to start it fires as normal. What could it be. please give me as much info as...


I had a 01 ss1 it was the shift lever. While I had the key in the crank position I wiggled the shift lever at the same time. Try neutral position too. These are neat little cars but when these stupid pain in the a.. problems come look out. Good luck and thanks for your question and I hope my suggestions help. burdfrenzy
Visit My eBay Store!
http://stores.ebay.com/Pittsburgh-Joes-Pants-Nat

Dec 24, 2010 | 2001 Saturn SC

1 Answer

Radiator keeps blowing apart. Other than when THAT happens, the car does not heat.


Hey- start by installing a new thermostat.- Inexpensive, and fairly easy to replace. If still a problem, water flow is blocked somewhere else. Not much info to work with- Hope this helps- Thanks -ED

Feb 25, 2010 | 1991 Honda Accord

1 Answer

Need to replace the rusted gas line . Can a semi -good handyman do it ???


Replacing the gas lines can be a pain, but you can do it. The biggest problem is that if you do it wrong, it can be very dangerous. Some parts stores can sell you the entire set of lines pre-bent, and ready to go in. When you start taking the lines you, more than likely you will run into rusted parts. And Ford's brillliant quick disconnect (sarcasm intended) lines are notorious for not quickly disconnecting, and in fact giving a lot of trouble. You will need to make sure that all connections are sealed properly, and that the lines are bolted to the frame where needed. If you can not find pre-bent lines, you will have to bend them yourself, which is not fun. So to answer your question, yes one could do this, but it will be a pain. Especially if you dont have a nice shop. I had to run gas lines in a shop with a dirt floor in the middle of February, with no heat; not cool.

Jan 27, 2010 | 1992 Ford Crown Victoria

3 Answers

Where is my Ignition Control Module on 86 Ford Ranger 2.9?


hello grizz_dipper: My name is Roger and I will answer for you. You will find the TFI (module) located on the distributor. Will be held on by two screws. If you are replacing this do to a spark problem I would suggest you replace the stator in the distributor also. The stator can short out the module. Also the module can short out the stator.
Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer you received. This way i know it was helpful. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

Jan 11, 2010 | 1987 Ford Ranger

2 Answers

Heat/AC Blower fan speed only works on High


hello, this sounds like a bad blower motor resistor!! its cheap and easy to change..if you need more info on locations let me know,, good luck.....marty

May 27, 2009 | 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2 Answers

Wiper fluid leaking


take off passangers kick panel to expose the hose there

Apr 28, 2009 | 2000 Ford Expedition

1 Answer

97 audi a4 thermostat


Hey - no problem. I'll shoot you a quick email now, and then you can buzz me back with any questions you'd like answered:)

Dec 30, 2008 | 1997 Audi A4

1 Answer

Windsheild wipers will stop working and start up


jeryy thats a search operation sounds like broken wire or bad connection within the harness check on both ends then the rest of the wire till you find it sorry wish it was a little easier than that if you have ohm meter you can take connector loose and chack each wire for continuity on the circuit thats a little easier either way pain in **** job good luck charlie

Aug 28, 2008 | 1998 Chevrolet Blazer

Not finding what you are looking for?
1995 Oldsmobile Achieva Logo

Related Topics:

120 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60541 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21927 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...