Question about 1995 Oldsmobile Achieva
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
i have the exact same car. And after a lot of searching, found the EXACT cause for this. Its your TCC switch (torque converter clutch switch). It has somethign to do with your transmission, and kicking the car into overdrive at certain speeds for fuel economy. Anyway, mine would stall out after driving for more than 15- 20 minutes, especially at highway speeds, which when you think about it - is the speed if you had a manual/stick - you would be shifting into the highest gear. Well, this chip or whatever it is basically gets "stuck" in high gear. And when you come to a stop, its like trying to get going in 4th gear on a manual from a dead stop. NOT happening!
I checked with a few people and did some searchign online - and found out all you have to do is unplug the wire leading into your transmission (not a car guy so I'm not sure exactlyif that's what its plugged to, but on mine ,same model and year as yours, it was blue on the very front on the engine way down dead center almost if you're standing in the front of the car looking down). I believe it was a 4pin connector when you unplug it, but I'd have to go doublecheck. NOthing at all bad happens from donig this - all it does is you lose about 3-5 mpg when you drive. I still get 25-27 mpg. If your car isn't in awesome codition and you dont want the headache of some mechanic taking everything apart to get inside the transmission to replace a dumb chip that just kicks your car into overdrive, I'd go this route. Worked for me.
I have checked all over online - and everyone who had this problem and unplugged it, had no problems ever. NO side effects. One guy says he's run up 100,000 miles since then and still runs like a top! If you need more info or whatever - email me. I dont mind. I'd love to know I'm helping someone out so they dont have to deal with it as long as I did! email@example.com
Posted on May 21, 2009
Hello tcb476: My name is Roger and i will answer your question. The fuel pump relay on your Oldsmobile Achieva is located under the hood. Open the hood and look at the left strut tower. You should find a relay block attached to the tower..There should be 4 relays. Three of them will be in a row. The center relay should be your fuel pump relay. Please rate the answer you received as this is how we know you received the correct information. Should you need further help please just ask. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger
Posted on Jul 08, 2009
they might be on the compressor itself,with silver aluminum caps on them ,that unscerw ,otherwise follow the lines, they have to be there somewhere
Posted on Jul 11, 2009
SOURCE: What is the location of
Your Olds has 2 flasher relays. One for the turn signals and one for the hazard lights.
The turn signal flasher relay is located on the driver's side, under the dash, mounted on the steering column.
The hazard flasher relay is located driver's side, under dash, driver's side of steering column, mounted on fuse panel.
Posted on Mar 28, 2010
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