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I have a 1996 oldsmoblie achieva and i can get it started but have to spary started fulid on it. once it idles it is okay to drive but once i shut if off i can't start it again until it cools off what could be wrong with it?

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I THINK YOU NEED A NEW FUEL PUMP.

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Starts then dies


check your alternator, if it idles really low then cuts off check your idle air control sensor and the wires plugged in to it. also check to see if the pcv valve needs to be changed

Feb 20, 2013 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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Car will start and shout off 3 to 8 time befor staying runing


sounds like its not getting the right amount of fuel

Dec 09, 2011 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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My 1996 olds achieva will crank but not turn over


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This is how your problem is solved in my shop. Out of the box, I'd say that you have a problem with the fuel management system. However, there's a good chance that it's something simple and inexpensive like a clogged fuel filter or water in the fuel tank. Borrow a fuel pressure gauge from AutoZone check out that fuel filiter!

First a little background for your edification. You may be aware of all this but we've never done business before and all assumptions are off the table.

For an engine - make that any engine and irrespective of manufacturer - to run, you need three things to happen inside the engine, compression, fuel and ignition, without any one of these components the engine will not run.

Compression - Engine compression caused by crankshaft rotation and pistons moving up and down inside the engine block. If the timing belt or timing chain fails it will cause the camshaft to become out of correlation with the crankshaft or allow the camshaft to stop rotating. Either of these conditions will cause the engine to lose compression and sometimes cause internal engine damage.

Fuel Delivery System - The fuel system includes: fuel pump, fuel injectors, pressure regulator, fuel filter and pressure lines. This system is used to supply fuel under pressure to the fuel injection system, the lack of fuel pressure or volume will cause the fuel delivery system to fail and the engine to stall or not start.

Ignition Spark Delivery System - The ignition system components include: spark plugs, spark plug wires, distributor (if applicable), crankshaft angle sensor, camshaft angle sensor, ignition coil, ignition module, knock sensor and PCM (powertrain control module). The engine relies on the ignition spark to be delivered to the combustion camber at the correct time. If the ignition spark stops or is delivered at the wrong time the engine will not run or run poorly.

Whenever your engine cranks but does not start, runs rough, staggers, sags or cuts off, follow this Troubleshooting Guide. Some of these steps require a code scanner. They are costly pieces of equipment but AutoZone will loan you one for FREE.

Most vehicles operate by the same principle; basic troubleshooting procedures apply to most cars.

  • Step 1: Anytime you have a problem with electronically controlled components such as an engine, transmission, ABS brake, or SRS (supplemental restraint system, Air Bag) inspect all fuses using a test light and check the under hood power distribution center and under dash fuse panels. If all fuses test okay continue to the next step.
  • Step 2: To check for problems with electronically controlled components such as an engine, transmission, ABS brake, or SRS (supplemental restraint system, Air Bag) and the fuses test okay a trouble code scan is needed to identify any system trouble. Use a simple scanner tool to retrieve trouble codes and see if they relate to the specific problem, like a crank angle sensor failure code. If the trouble code present does not pertain to the immediate problem like an EVAP code ignore it until a later time, after the car is running.

The reason we repair non-related codes after the engine is running is because sometime false codes can be triggered by the engine not running. Once the engine is running again the code present might cycle and turn itself off. You might say "if the engine doesn't run shouldn't it have a trouble code?" Sometimes conditions occur that will not be detected by the computer, example: if the fuel pump fails the computer cannot detect the failure, so the engine doesn't start and the computer thinks everything is okay with no codes. If no trouble codes are present proceed to the next step.

If you have trouble using the code scanner or interpreting the codes click on the following link and use my access code (carrepair): Free Automotive Repair information for Users of a Code Scanner

All the best

Ben

Jun 06, 2011 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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Want to replace the computer on a 1996 olds achieva is it easy?


ECM IS LOCATED ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE INSTRUMENT PANEL ITS NOT HARD OR EASY BUT WHEN REPLACING ECM IT HAS TO BE REPROGRAM NOT A HOME FIX UNLESS YOU HAVE A GM TECH 2 SCANNER TO REPROGRAM ECM WITH.YOU HAVE TO REPROGRAM IDLING - CRANKSHAFT SENSOR - AND THEFT SECURITY SYSTEM.

Aug 20, 2010 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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Headlights come on when I start the car,can't turn


could it be daytime running lights??? then there is no shut off

Jul 29, 2010 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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Hi i have ford escort 1.8 desel van 1996 it wont start it only starts when i use easy start spary but the engine dies again and i have to stop and spary again what is wrong with my van


fuel level to low,air in fuel system,idle adjustment incorrect,fuel feed or return blocked,air intake/system blockage,blockage in exhaust system or faulty injectors. Hope this helps

Apr 02, 2010 | 1998 Ford Escort

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I was driving and my check engine light started flashing. I just bought it ok, the car was like haveing trouble idling already now it makes a knocking sound and the thing wont even drive it chugs and...


Go to an auto parts supply store and ask them to read your OBD II code(s). Knowing these codes will give you an idea of what the problem is. Some auto parts store personnel are also knowledgeable enough to give you some guidance on what the codes really mean.

Oct 18, 2009 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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My truck turns over, but wont start unless I spray starter fulid. What could be the problem?


Could be blocked fuel filter or fuel pum, does it keep running once you stop spraying the starter fluid, Try also cleaning out the throttle that could be restricting the mix.

Jul 10, 2009 | 1996 Oldsmobile Bravada

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Security System


You need to go to autozone or advance and do an obd2 scan. This will give you codes so you can plot your next course of action. It will tell you if a sensor or something else is faulty

Dec 06, 2008 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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Will not turn more than 3000 rpm


You need to check for a possible defective fuel pump or a restricted catalytic converter (excessive exhaust back pressure)

Sep 17, 2008 | 1996 Oldsmobile Achieva

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