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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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