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1995 Oldsmobile Achieva - similar problem

I have just had the "low coolant level" come on. However, there's lots of coolant (it doesn't mean freon, does it?) and the oil is fine, gauges all reading normal. The heater is set to the highest setting, but it just blows icy cold air and the slight smell of something similar to radiator steam, although there isn't any when I open the hood. Did you experience anything like this before you had to replace the entire cooling system? I know it's a different year, but doubt there's much difference between them - mine's a Special Edition also, if that makes any difference at all.

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  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    check engine light came on. check with the diagnostic code, changed iac valve and spark plugs. check engine light still on, now ideling fast and when i put the brakes on it starts to sputter, give gas and works fine. but the light is still on

  • dleblanc13 Apr 26, 2009

    Where is the low side AC connector on my 1995 Old. Achieva. Would like to charge system.

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It sounds like your heater core is plugged or shot thats why it blows cold. that smell your smelling is rad fluid that is leaking from your heater core into the car. the heater core is located behind your dash board, htats all i can tell you i've never done a heater core in a achieva before, good luck

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

Probably needs heater core if you can smell coolant inside car w heat on

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

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