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Does the 1992 Olds Achieva S tend to have serious transmission problems or are they typically dependable cars?


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2015-07-15 21:09:06
2015-07-15 21:09:06

I've had my 92 Achieva S since 1992 - 153,000 miles. It's a very dependable automobile. The usual types of problems with a car this old, but never had a problem with the transmission. I'm planning on running it for another 50,000 or so.

I have a '93 S with 170,000. The Quad 4 engines (mine) have a history of warped cylinder heads (aluminum) and timing chain problems. I had mine at 130,000. The heads were poorly designed, but the timing chain problem is acceptable at 130K. No timing chain is forever.


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