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Heater blows cold when temp gauge is halfway. both heater core hoses are hot.
If both heater hoses are hot then the core is getting hot coolant flowing through it. You should check the temperature blend door actuator behind the glove box on heater case to see if it is operating the temperature blend...
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My car won't start
Check to be sure that there is enough fuel in the tank. If the car is parked on a real steep hill and there was not much fuel in the tank, the fuel pump pick up could be dry. Depending...
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Axle won't snap all the way back in after replacing motor
If you are referring to the transmission end of the CV axle shaft, you should orient the snap ring (on the splined shaft) such that the opening of the snap ring is completely downward (toward the floor). If the opening...
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Car won't start
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2003 Oldsmobile Alero to not start. You have done well in determining the battery needs replaced, when the battery begins to die it can cause strange intermittent electrical problems before it dies fully....
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I have no reverse but seem to have drive gears it also shakes bad in idle rpms drop below 1k Mark and also at the 2.5k and 3k Mark
Hi There, It sounds like you may have two separate issues relating potentially to a faulty transmission control module and a dirty or faulty idle control valve. A faulty transmission control module may cause a delay in acceleration or erratic...
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The heat, ac, and defrost isn't blowing out the vents
Blower speed in your application is controlled by a replaceable resistor block in the blower motor circuit. If various fan speeds have become unusable, and now you are left with nothing, a possibility is all positions in this resistor block...
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No start
There are many causes of hard starting but illustrative ones are a faulty engine coolant temperature switch (sensor), EGR system problems, large vacuum leaks, a faulty idle air control valve, worn spark plugs, inadequate fuel delivery or pressure (clogged fuel...
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Just took it to the shop and it worked fine, got an oil change , replaced a drive belt, and now car wont start. No lights are on.
Hi there. It's possible that your battery has died, the battery cables are damaged or corroded or the main electrical relay is faulty and needs to be replaced. In order to determine what is causing your Alero to not start...
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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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I have a question about my wheels for a 2004 oldsmobile alero. Do the wheel bearing in the back have to be pressed any way before
The wheel bearings on the rear of your car are pre-installed within unitized hub assemblies. The hub assembly is a bolt on assembly and thus there is no need for a press to install the part. To get the unitized...
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Slipping tranny, takes about 40 seconds to shift into drive but if I put it into1st takes 5 to 10 seconds.
Unfortunately, yourmechanic is not set up to provide video training and/or advice via video chat. The transmission issue sounds like the transmission may be due for a rebuild. You can try doing a transmission fluid service but odds are, the...
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Is it easy to replace the drove belt
The belt can be replaced on a DIY basis if you understand the proper removal of the spring loaded tensioner and know what to look for in terms of inspecting all of the rotating elements and pulleys. You have to...
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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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Gauge showing full when only 3/4 full and gas pump cuts out at this time too.
It sounds like the fuel level sensor on your vehicle is faulty. The fuel level is always about a quarter tank lower than what the gauge says. This can cause the vehicle to run out of fuel when the gauge...
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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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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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Engine locked
If the wrong oil filter was installed, it would most definitely be able to leak oil onto the ground underneath the vehicle. There are literally hundreds of different styles of oil filters and it would be easy for an oil...
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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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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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