Question about 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

Loss of power 2.4 dohc

This 1997 achieva of mine has loss of power and acts like it is starving for fuel ever since i replaced head. i pulled the fuel rail off today and was checking the injectors and one of the o-rings is smashed flat and tore bad on it. would this be causing my loss of power and starving for fuel problem? somebody please let me know. ive done done everything else to it i can think of. thank you

Posted by on

  • wolfgang4999 Apr 24, 2009

    ive done all that. need to know could the o-ring cause it? thanks



1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 20 achievements.


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 11,896 Answers

FIRST THING IS TO CHANGE FUEL FILTER! Also have fuel pump checked and have a compression test done.

Posted on Apr 24, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Apr 24, 2009

    Yep, that would be the problem!



1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

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

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.
Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017


Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


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



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hi,Have you ever had a vehicle like this sit and run great until you turn on the head lights? Once turned on the vehicle acts like its starving for fuel and dies. The fuel pump assy was just replaced.

definately starving something but i dont think fuel the fact that the headlights is bringing the problem sounds light a power issue check all earth connections and alternator charge rate.also have battery load tested

Apr 16, 2016 | 2004 Ford Ranger

1 Answer

1997 contour 4 cyl cranks but wont start acts like fuel starved

If it acts like it's starved for fuel, it probably is related to that. I would check first though. If you have a carb, you can spray starter fluid inside and then crank it. If it tried to start, then it is fuel related. Probably a fuel pump, fuel filter, or fuel relay, or perhaps a fuse. If it doesn't start for a second, it could be many more things. If so, you should check your ignition system, spark plugs, wires, distributor, coils, ect. If your battery and starter are fine, start looking to see if your car is getting fuel. Hope this helps. Being broke down sucks!

Jan 10, 2011 | 1997 Ford Contour

2 Answers

1997 achieva hard to start sputters, runs fine

sounds like the fuel pressure regulator,also make sure the fuel pump and sending unit are working properly. happened to 99 olds of mine! good luck

May 07, 2010 | 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

2 Answers

Y does water come out my exhast

the cilinder head might be starting to crack that might contribut to loss of power

Nov 11, 2009 | 1998 Oldsmobile Bravada

3 Answers

2000 Chevrolet Truck S10 P/U 2WD 2.2L , loss of power

The injectors are stopped up. Start simple. Use a fuel additive in the tank that is designed to break up this buildup. If the problem still persists then you may need to pull the injectors to clean the screens manually. Hope this helps. Good luck.

Aug 08, 2009 | 2000 Chevrolet S-10

1 Answer

I have a 1997 olds achieva that has loss of power and acts and feels like its starving for fuel. today i found one of the rubber o-rings on one of the fuel injectors severly damaged. could this cause my...

definetly, you have to check injectors electrically as well as physical condition, also the harness for injectors is a common cause check for a break in the wires take your time go through harness little a time checking for cracked wires.

Apr 24, 2009 | 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

Car has no power and sounds like its starving for fuel. please help!

It may not neccessarily be starving for fuel, but may be begging to exhale. Your catalytic converter may be clogged. This will cause a loss of power.

Apr 22, 2009 | 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

3 Answers

1997 oldsmobile achieva sl

Do you remember the last time the fuel filter was change? If you don't, do that first, it could be pluged. If that don't work or is not an issue, have a fuel pressure test done to see if fuel pump is weak, and ready to go out, or already has.

Feb 13, 2009 | 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

Not finding what you are looking for?
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Logo

Related Topics:

150 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts


Level 3 Expert

79024 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22326 Answers

Jeffrey Turcotte
Jeffrey Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8836 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides