Question about 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

1 Answer

Overheating my 97 achieva overheats and it looks like there is coolant coming out of the top of the radiator on driver's side. could it be the thermostat is stuck ? or something else ? help. thanks

Posted by on

  • blal255 Jul 04, 2008

    note.. It had plenty of coolant in the container. I didn't see an actual radiator cap anywhere.

  • misskonfuzed Oct 21, 2008

    Same for me, except I just replaced the heater core not too long ago. Before that, I replaced the whole coolant system. Since replacing the heater core, I still have overheating problems: constantly filling the reservoir, the temp of the heat set at the hottest setting but ice cold air comes out while the temp gauge on instrument panel displays normal.

    Today, while driving on the highway, I had loss of power and engine stumbling especially at idle (when I got off the highway). 2 seconds on city streets, I saw smoke coming from under the hood. Pulled into the nearest gas station, popped the hood, and oil was all over everything! It was a cappuccino color/texture. Did research in the Haynes manual: multiple possibilities. Any advice?



×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

If the vehicle is overheating then you need to keep your eye on the heater core. the heater core was an issue with this model and when it finally goes out so will your engine!

Posted on Jul 29, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

Where is the radiator cap 2001 mercury cougar V6 diagram


The drain plug is actually just a screw that requires a large phillips head to remove. It is located on the passenger side at the bottom of the radiator. The best way to locate it is to find the tube that runs from the coolant reservoir to the radiator and look underneath where it hits the radiator. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
XPROG-M V5.0

Jan 31, 2013 | 2001 Mercury Cougar

1 Answer

Overheating


CAR OVERHEATING FIRST CHECK FOR LOW COOLANT IN THE RADIATOR COOLANT OVERFLOW JUG.IF COOLANT LEVEL IN OVERFLOW JUG LOW REFILL ADD COOLANT BACK TO THE FULL COLD MARK.PUT RADAITOR CAP ON COOLANT OVERFLOW JUG START ENGINE LET IT IDLE UNTIL IT OPERATING TEMPERATURE.MAKE SURE TOP RADIATOR HOSE GETTING HOT WHILE ENGINE WARM UP.IF TOP RADIATOR HOSE DONT GET HOT WHILE ENGINE IDLING YOUR THERMOSTAT COULD BE STUCK CLOSE CAUSING CAR TO OVERHEAT.IF TOP HOSE IS GETTING HOT.CHECK FOR COOLANT LEAKS CHECK TOP RADIATOR HOSE AND BOTTOM RADIATOR HOSE FOR LEAKS.CHECK FOR LEAKS AT THE RADIATOR CORES AND PLASTIC SIDE CONTAINERS.IF ALL IS GOOD ENGINE OVERHEATING WHILE IN A LONG TRAFFIC LINE, COOLANT FANS NOT COMING ON.COULD HAVE FAULTY ENGINE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR OR BLOWN COOLING FAN FUSE OR RELAY.COULD HAVE PCM FAULT.MAKE COOLING FAN ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS AND WIRING NOT DAMAGE OR BROKEN.

Jul 17, 2011 | 1999 Oldsmobile Alero

1 Answer

Car overheated and lost all power. how do I get it to start?


ENGINE NOT GOING TO START IF GET TOO HOT FIRST THING I WOULD REPLACE THERMOSTAT AND RADIATOR PRESSURE CAP THEN ADD COOLANT UNTIL COOLANT LEVEL CORRECT THATS WHEN THERMOSTAT OPEN UP AND TOP HOSE HOT.CHECK FOR LEAKING RADIATOR HOSES CHECK TOP RADIATOR HOSE CHECK BOTTOM RADIATOR HOSE.CHECK FOR LEAKS AROUND THE RADIATOR LOOK DOWN BELOW COOLANTS FANS CHECK FOR LEAKS AT RADIATOR CORES OR LEAKS AT THE RADIATOR PLASTIC SIDE CONTAINERS. CHECK FOR LEAKS AT WATER PUMP WEEP HOLE AND CHECK FOR LEAKS AT THE HEATER HOSES AROUND ENGINE BLOCK TO THE HEATER CORE HOSES. THERE IS A REASON CAR OVERHEAT.IF CAR OVERHEAT WHILE DRIVING YOU HAVE FAULTY THERMOSTAT OR LEAKING OUT COOLANT OR BLOWN HEAD GASKET.IF ENGINE OVER HEAT WHILE SITTING DURING A LONG IDLING PERIOD.YOU COULD HAVE FAULTY COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR OR FAULTY COOLING FAN FUSE OR RELAY.HOT WIRE COOLANT TO SEE IF IT RUNS IF NO REPLACE FAN MOTOR. IF YES FAN MOTOR COULD HAVE FAULTY WIRE OR PCM FAILURE. CHECK ENGINE CRANKCASE IF OIL LOOKS LIKE MILK SHAKE ENGINE HEAD GASKET LEAKING.

Nov 26, 2010 | 2002 Mitsubishi Galant

3 Answers

My 1997 Dodge Intrepid overheats. I've replaced the thermostat, and it continues to overheat. I noticed adjacent to one of the radiator hoses, a ribbed hose that is split. Could this cause the car to...


Now that you've eliminated the thermostat, it could be a number of other things. Don't drive the car too far until you've fixed the overheating problem - overheating can destroy an engine.

That split ribbed hose you see is plastic wire loom - it carries and protects electrical wires, and is not the cause of overheating.

1. Low coolant level
2. Radiator hose split/cracked, causing low coolant level.
3. Head Gasket - leaking, causing low coolant level
4. Thermostat - stuck closed (you eliminated this possibility)
5. Radiator cap - worn/damaged
6. Radiator fins - obstructed by debris/cardboard
7. Water Pump belt - missing/broken
8. Heater Core - leaking, causing low coolant level
9. Intake Manifold Gasket - leaking, worn, damaged
10. Radiator Fan Relay - faulty
11. Radiator Fan Blade - broken, missing
12. Radiator Fan Sensor/Switch - faulty
13. Water Pump - leaking, causing low coolant level
14. Radiator Fan Motor - faulty

My primary suspects would be Rad Fan Relay (#10), and
Rad Fan Switch (#12).

Oct 23, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

3 Answers

I have a 1998 Silhouette. I turn it on and leave it in parking for a long time and it does not overheats. But when a drive it for about 20 minutes it starts overheating. The low coolant light comes on not...


The low coolant light may be due to the sensor, these sensors go bad often, they are located on the front side of radiator. as far as overheating the first then i would do is a block test, this is done with a fluid to test if exhaust is entering the cooling system and stopping the flow which make it overheat, if it passes this test then i would replace the thermostant and go from there, hope this helps.

Sep 04, 2010 | 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette

1 Answer

Troubleshoot 97 olds achieva overheating


REPLACE THERMOSTAT AND RADIATOR PRESSURE CAP.IF STILL OVERHEATING CHECK TO SEE COOLANT COMING ON IF NOT CHECK COOLANT FAN FUSE AND RELAY.IF BOTH GOOD.HOTWIRE COOLANT FAN TO SEE IF IT WORKS IF NO REPLACE FAN MOTOR.IF FAN MOTOR RUNS FAN MOTOR WIRE HAS SHORT OR COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR FAULTY.

Aug 20, 2010 | 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva

2 Answers

I have a 97 Plymouth Neon 4 cyl SOHC. I recently bought it and it keeps overheating. I replaced the thermostat, temp coolant sensor, radiator cap, and flushed the radiator twice. I also took it to a shop...


CHECK WATER PUMP WEEP HOLE IF LEAKING. BECAUSE OF SHAFT BEARING FAILURE CAUSE CAR TO OVERHEAT. MAKE SURE COOLING FAN WORKING CHECK FUSE AND RELAY.SCAN CAR TO MAKE SURE THE COOLANT TEMPERATURE SENSOR WORKING.IT CONTROLS FAN OPERATION.BESURE YOU ARE USING CORRECT COOLANT MIXTURE.YOU NEED 50 % ANTIFREEZE AND 50 % WATER. TO RAISE BOILING POINT.TOO MUCH WATER IN COOLANT SYSTEM WILL CAUSE CAR TO OVERHEAT.

May 11, 2010 | Plymouth Neon Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

My car overheats quick is a cadilac 97 ceville


The most common overheating problem with the Northstar engine is a blocked purge line(small hose).The purge line is designed to purge air out of the cooling system.
There is a small diameter hose coming from near the top of the coolant tank (not the cap) ,this is the purge line.
With the engine idling,pull the purge line from the tank,if there is no coolant flow from this small hose,it is blocked and this will cause overheating.If the hose is clear, check for blockage at the nipple on the tank.Or trace the hose back until you find the blockage.The hose goes in to the engine to a crossover and comes out the other side to near the thermostat housing,the blockage may be there.

Apr 20, 2010 | 1997 Cadillac DeVille

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

Related Topics:

226 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

60792 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6811 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...