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I have a 1996 olds achieva will start but with a bad miss . coming home from work it ran like a new car then bam a miss low power so i scaned it and got code po300 and code po335 so i changed the crank sensor still no change o yes its a 2.4 L and it acts like it out of time when you start it the motor turns fast like normal but ever so often it turns over slow like when one is out of time . think it could have jumped time? and on the missfire part it misses so hard you would think its going too jump out on the ground.checked the oil looks good and clean dont use any oil between oil changes has no smoke from the tail pipe. new tuneup 6 months ago new gas filter all i can think of anything you need to know just ask thanks for everyones help..

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Check your valve cover gasket there my be oil getting on your plugs

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sounds like clogged injectors try run chevron techron injector cleaner for 8 bucks it got me out of the same mess b4

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SOURCE: no oil at top of engine

this sounds like a faulty oil pump down in the pan when u come to a stop so does the pump might want to get this checked out by a mechanic cause it could always be something else too hope this helped

Posted on May 14, 2009

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SOURCE: check oil light comes on in my 1994 olds achieva

In the oil pan on your car is a sensor that works the ckeck oil light. It is a two wire sensor that just unscrews. It has probably gone out, or hung up. It has a photo cell on it that can go out. If you replace it you might want to wait till your next oil change because you will lose all your oil. Good Luck

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: idles ruff when warm, like it has a miss and black

Are there any fault codes in the ECM? No "Check Engine" light on?
Black smoke means it is running rich. You should be getting Rich O2 sensor codes. Running rich is usually caused by the Mass Airflow Sensor. (MAF) This is located in the snorkel that connects the air filter to the throttle body. Make sure that the snorkel hose is properly connected to the sensor housing as well as the throttle body housing. (See Picture)88a7041.gif
Also be sure to check the reference voltage (VREF) to the MAF, MAP and TP sensors. It should be right at 4.8 to 5.2 volts. If it is low, suspect a shorted sensor. Note that several sensors are served by the same VREF circuit. I had one GM 3.1L engine that was running like **** and smoking black that had only 2 volts at the MAF. I started unplugging sensors to see if the VREF would come up to specs and found that I had 5 volts at the MAF with the Coolant Level sensor (in the radiator tank) unplugged. Replacing the Coolant Level sensor fixed the car. Any of the sensors could cause the same problem if it is shorting the VREF circuit.
If the VREF circuit checks out OK, Then I would Try a MAF sensor
If you are getting misfire codes, you probably have an injector sticking open.

Posted on Oct 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Start up car check engine is on and idles way too fast

Check the throttle cable for slack. There should be about 1/2" slack when not depressed.
Also check EGR pipe and EGR for exhaust leaks.

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Oil light comes on, loses power, stalls, restarts but engine very rough, oil level is fine but oil is very hot, smokes

Check for trouble codes. Smoke out where? out the exhaust? Do a compression test to check internal mechanical condition. Low compression would likely mean expensive engine repairs, no easy fixes. If the oil light comes on well before the engine loses power, have the oil pressure tested on a gauge. Low oil pressure could be a bad oil pump, worn crankshaft bearings, or a blockage in the oil passages throughout the engine, or a clogged pick-up tube and screen in the crankcase. How long do you want to keep whipping that achieva, Mark? Might be time to look for another pony !

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No oil at top of engine

this sounds like a faulty oil pump down in the pan when u come to a stop so does the pump might want to get this checked out by a mechanic cause it could always be something else too hope this helped

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