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Starter 97 Oldsmobile achieva

My 97 Olds Achieva was running fine the night before. It has plenty of antifreeze in it however it did get really cold at night. I went out and started it the next morning, and it ran really rough like I was missing a cylinder. It died and I really tried to restart it and it turned over and would not start and I heard a popping sound coming from underneath the car. Car tries to fire but will not completely start. Could my starter be loose? Please help thank you

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I doubt it.
If the engine is cranking, the starter is working.
If the engine will not start, you need to know if you have spark at the plugs, fuel pressure at the injectors, and normal compression.

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the first step is to find out why the check engine is on . you can take it to autozone they will check it free and tell you the promblem is.

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SOURCE: 1995 Olds Achieva S Grinding upon starting

They make that kind of noise if its low on fluid, and also depending on how cold it is they will make a lot of noise because the colder it is the thicker the oil is and the harder it is to pump. I am not there to hear the starter, If the starter is making noise it will only be audiable while your on start, i dought starter will make that noise while its running unless the drive is sticking . Have both the pump and starter chk.out.

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SOURCE: 1997 oldsmobile achieva sl

The way this car was made is for this problem to ONLY be fixed by the dealer! No other repair shop just cost me $700+ dollars. There are no other solutions. Sorry.The dealer will say it's a cluster.It's because of the built in security system, and no it can be removed.

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SOURCE: 1996 Olds Achieva: Security light flashes upon startup

Several GM products, including the Chevrolet Impala and Malibu, the Oldsmobile Alero, the Pontiac Grand Prix, and Saturn Ion, have issues with the Security light coming on. This is many times an indication of a failing Body Control Module (BCM). Initially, the Security light will come on then go off, progressing to a constant on light, before the car will refuse to start. Other symptoms may include erratic action of electronics, a clicking sound coming from the glove box, and the air conditioning failing to blow cold air. I recommend a shop that specializes in the electronic systems of vehicles to diagnosis and make the necessary repairs. They should keep the car until they replicate the symptoms described. A new BCM from GM should cost about $230; plan on another $200 for them to diagnose the problem, replace the unit, and program the new unit. The dealers quote between $700 and $1,100 for the same repair. My experience and the experiences I have read on the internet, indicate the new BCM should last only about a year.

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SOURCE: Changed ignition key switch in my 1996 Olds

Your passlock system needs to be programed to the new lock cylinder, try leving the key on for 10 minutes to reset the system, then try to start is, this system is nothing but trouble, there is a way to bypass that system, it's on the internet.
good luck

Posted on Sep 24, 2009

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