Starts But Won't Stay Running


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
94,662 miles
Total Complaints:
4 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (3 reports)
  2. anti-theft deterrant fuelpump shut-off (1 reports)
1997 Oldsmobile Achieva engine problems

engine problem

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1997 Oldsmobile Achieva Owner Comments

problem #4

Nov 012006

(reported on)

Achieva SL 2.4

  • Automatic transmission
  • 174,646 miles


my car will start and run for a moment but wont idle and stalls out even when i use the gas i have fixed fuel pump, fuel filter, fuel pressure regulator, idle air control but that did not fix it any ideas on what it could be anyone?

- , Rockland, ME, USA

problem #3

Oct 112006


  • Automatic transmission
  • 84,000 miles

When the car starts then stalls, the "Security" LED will blink (If yours is working-test LED before startup) I found two fixes and had to spend zero so far. The ignition switch has a magnet the generates an impulse to the comuter to turn on the fuel pump. If no pulse then you just used the fuel up that was in the fuel rail and injectors. !. reset the program by turning the ignition switch on and off 3 times and leave on the last time for 20 min. all with out trying to start the engine. Then, without turning off, start up. Another thing I have been doing is turning on and off 5 times to make a better magnetic field and starting right up on the last time. Good luck!

- , Harleysville, PA, USA

problem #2

Dec 012006

(reported on)

Achieva SL 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 35,000 miles

Just looking to re-assure my own thoughts of the problem. I believe that the problem is with the ignition/key switch. The engine starts, but sometimes it shuts off after letting off of the key.

- , Chicora, PA, USA

problem #1

Sep 012006

(reported on)


  • 85,000 miles

car will start then shuts off

- , Nineveh, PA, USA

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