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Cannot start car daily with unless using starter fluid
Working with starting fluid can be pretty dangerous. One backfire and you can lose your eyebrows in a flash...or worse. That said: a car that is hard to start when cold could just have an air leak. Look for any...
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where is the crankshaft positioncensor. located on a 2001 Alero
If you have the 4 cylinder engine, the sensor is mounted in a hole in the engine block that is accessible once you remove the right wheel/tire assembly. If you have the 6 cylinder engine, to get to the sensor...
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I HAVE A 2002 ALERO OLDSMOBILE IT HAVE 3 CODES DO U KNO WHAT IT CAN BE IF I TELL U THE CODES
Misfire codes can be caused by a range of failures. Spark Plugs, Coils, Injectors, Manifold gaskets could all be suspect. When the check engine light is on and the car has stored codes, your first reaction is to replace the...
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clicking noise when turn signal is off
Hi there. If you are hearing a repetitive clicking sound, it is possible that it's coming from the engine compartment. In some cases, this can be caused by a loose serpentine or drive belt or pulley, a timing belt that...
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I AM GETTING CHECK ENGINE LIGHT AND CODE P0420
Hi Cornelius. Thanks for contacting us today. The P-0420 typically has to do with the catalytic converter in your vehicle, but can be triggered by damaged by O2 sensors, exhaust manifold or exhaust pipe leaks, or wiring harnesses that relay...
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Wont start unless it sits for a while
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like an ignition coil pack that may be failing. Ignition coils are prone to this type of erratic functioning or heat cycling when they are beginning to fail due to the temperature fluctuations...
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Clutch not working after replacing slave cylinder and master cylinder
Hello. We will be happy to help you with your vehicle. It sounds like you have a problem with your throw out bearing. You would likely need to drop the transmission once again and check that the installation of the...
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when I let off the accelerator it pulls to the left slightly
Pulling to one side can be caused by worn or loose suspension components, or even a brake issue. Does it pull harder to the same side or the opposite when you brake ? If so, it can be due to...
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WHITE SMOKE COMING FROM ENGINE BUT NOT OVERHEATING
Hi there. If smoke is coming from the back of the engine, it's possible that you have a small coolant leak, oil leak or even windshield wiper fluid leak. Smoke can also come from an electrical system malfunction, serpentine or...
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The trunk lid wont stay up by its self have to hold it up with my hand. Its a Oldsmobile alero 2004
You will need to replace both of the trunk lid support shocks. They will lose their gas charge over time and will no longer support the lid weight.
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Overheating, rusty color in reservoir and its cap, white smoke from exhaust, no heat. Whats the problem? 2002 Oldsmobile Alero
Hello - you may have multiple problems, all related to the cooling system, at work here. It is likely you have a blown headgasket given the repeatable overheating after a short time, and white smoke in the exhaust (if it's...
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I have a high pitch whine off and on but stops when I accelerate. What is that? How much to fix?
The power steering pump can certainly be a source of noise, as can a number of other components. Bearings can sometimes make a high pitched noise when they are worn. The alternator, air conditioner compressor, belt tensioner, and water pump...
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2002 OLDSMOBILE ALERO 3.4L V6 READING CODE P0300
Your vehicle has three ignition coils. Diagnostic Trouble Code P0300 relates to random cylinder misfiring (not good for the catalytic converter, by the way) which has many, many potential causes but the first thing you should consider is when were...
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What's wrong when the battery light and the brake light comes on then the car starts running weird the dashboard lights go off the
The problem sounds like the alternator stopped charging and caused you to slowly start to loose power and then engine died and would not restart unless you jump start the car or recharge the battery. You will need to test...
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I'm having problem with my electrical in my 2004 Oldsmobile Alero the driver Wendell do not let down the passenger window let down
Hi Emmanuel. Thanks for contacting us tonight. When you have an electrical issue like this, the first step is to determine the root source of the problem. In your case, since you are frequently blowing a fuse, its more than...
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I have a 2002 olds alero. The problem is that it keeps shutting off while driving. Could a remote alarm fix this?
Hi Kevin. Thanks for contacting us today. In most cases, when the stock or OEM security system is altered (which anytime the wires are cut it is altered) it tends to create multiple electrical problems. So, it's likely that this...
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My car is shaking and turns off if i dont keep giving it gas its needs a tune up so what do i need to buy and can i do this myself
Hi Jay. Thanks for contacting us today. There are several possible reasons why your Olds Alero is having these problems. While routine maintenance and service are important, it might not resolve your symptoms. Whether you can do it yourself depends...
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My power steering pump pulley broke into pieces but pump spins freely, do I just need to replace the pulley?
Hi Bridgett. Thanks for contacting us today. When a pump spins freely as you've indicated, it's usually best to replace the pump, as it's possible that damage has been done to the pump when the pulley broke.
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I replaced thermostat and thermostat sensor hose collapsed and I just changed the upper radiator hoses but haven’t tested it if it
Radiator hose collapse is from a leaking intake manifold gasket or radiator cap is bad and not letting the system draw fluid from overflow. Replace the cap and pressure test system to see if it has a leak in the...
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The rear tire is leaning inward at the top on my 2000 Alaro Oldsmobile
It could be that you have damage to the rear strut, or maybe that the bolts that attach the lower part of the strut have loosened up and allowed the adjustment to slip. This might be a dangerous situation, so...

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