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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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What's the average cost to repair or replace the alternator for a 2002 Oldsmobile Alero?
Hi there. The average price to have an alternator replaced at most dealerships or private shops can range from $350 to $500. However, you can request to have one of our mobile mechanics come to your location and complete this...
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where is the crankshaft position. censor. located on a 2001 Alero
Hi there. Two things will help you here. First, purchase a service and repair manual for your vehicle, as it will give you exact location instructions and steps for replacing this component. Second, search online for videos like this one...
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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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There is automatic transmission fluid in a manual transmission. Is it okay to leave or do I need manual transmission fluid?
This would depend on what the manufacturer recommends. Many manual transmissions do take automatic transmission fluid. If your transmission has ATF in it, it is very likely that it is supposed to have that in there. If not, it is...
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I recently changed my starter tuned up my car and changed the oil but my car is having problems starting. I have to crank it a few
You should have the fuel pressure tested to see if the pressure is low or the pressure drops down and causes the hard start. If you can cycle the key on and off several times and then it starts up...
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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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How to replace low pressure ac service port.
Hi there. It is probably best to purchase a service and repair manual for your Olds Alero to learn how to complete this rather complex and complicated job. If you'd like some help with this job, feel free to set...
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So it's summer in Alabama
If you are losing coolant, I would recommend having your cooling system pressure tested. This will help to point out any leak sources that ypur vehicle may have. Consider YourMechanic as this service can be completed at your home or...
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What rear end joints /bushings should be replaced on Olds alero at 165,000 miles
There is no routine replacement recommendation for suspension bushings at any specified mileage interval. If suspension noise is suspected, the recommended way to determine what, if anything, must be replaced is to have a professional mechanic road test the car...
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Heat and ac don’t work
Hi Elijah. Thanks for submitting your question. When you turn on the AC or heat, and nothing happens (meaning the system does not turn on and nothing blows out), it's usually an electrical problem; either a damaged fuse, electrical relay...
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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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I SEE THEY NEED TO BE PULLED FORWARD FOR SPARK PLUG AND WIRE REPLACEMENT
Yes, that is no problem at all and is a very standard procedure. Only hand tools and ratcheting straps are required to rotate the engine forward, by about 3-4 inches, in order to reach the three plugs in the back....
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My car overheating i was going to change out thermostat but do i have to change the water pump too before i do the thermostat
Hi There, The water pump is not required to be changed in order to replace the thermostat. The thermostat regulates the flow of the coolant in your car's engine and controls when the coolant flows in and out of the...
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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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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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SPARK PLUG AND WIRE REPLACEMENT 120000 MILES
Old or faulty spark plug wires or spark plugs that are due for a change can certainly contribute to or cause misfiring (Code P0300). Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused by either a...
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Hi Matthew, I need my alternator replaced. I purchased it already. Is there any guarantee since I did not purchase the part from y
Hi there. Thanks for submitting your question to YourMechanic.com. In regards to the battery light still being lit, it is possible that the issue is due to battery cables or other components in the charging system are damaged, which means...

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