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Work Involved to replace fuel line and cost required.
When a fuel line has become rusted, the fuel line must be cut off and replaced with a new flared line. This process can be very dangerous as sparks from the cutting tool can cause a fire or explosion. Due...
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Knocking from front right tire after getting a flat and putting a new tire and rim on. 2003 Olds Alero
Hi there. Chances are the noise heard from the right front wheel is the result of the replacement rim and tire. This may not be safe to drive and should be corrected, before continued driving. If the rim is correct...
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Car keeps stalling - 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
It looks as if you might have some sort of electrical gremlin inside your Oldsmobile Alero. I had a similar problem with my 2001, and we determined that it was a bad ignition relay that was shorting out the ignition...
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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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Just had a fuel pump replaced and spark plugs replaced 4 days ago. And now it is not starting again. What could this problem be.
Hi there: There are several things that could be faulty with your Oldsmobile Alero that are causing the non-starting issue. It's possible that other fuel system or ignition system components may also be faulty; including a crankshaft position sensor, mass...
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Heater fan work's. After about. A half hour heat gets less. Fan still works. But no heat.
The lack of heat being generated by your system may indicate a faulty heater core. The [heater core]((https://www.yourmechanic.com/services/heater-is-not-working-inspection) is a small radiator like unit that circulates the hot coolant from the engine through the heater core which then uses this...
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Car is struggling to turn over
Hello. Thanks for writing in. To start, lets determine what you mean by "struggling to turn over". Does it sound like the starter is working at its prime, and the problem is with the engine? Or does the starter lag...
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Misfire and P0420
Hello - the P0420 and the inconsistent waveform for the post-cat O2 sensor might be related to your failing intake manifold gasket issue. If tiny droplets of coolant are being sucked into the engine - one failure mode for this...
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My car runs hot immediately after starting, I just noticed it yesterday.
A small coolant leak will in time become a bigger issue. It is not good for the engine to be overheated because it can damage the engine internally. Water is okay to use for a temporary fix. Any condition with...
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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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The other day I had just parked and turned off my car then about 10 minutes later I went to start it and it shook and stalled
Every engine needs three things to start and run. Spark, air, and fuel. Unless the air intake is restricted, air is almost always present. If spark and/or fuel are missing, the vehicle will not run. Lack of spark can be...
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Car is skipping while idling and while driving. Added new spark plugs and wires and it's still doing the same thing
Hey there. The coil pack is one of a few different components that can contribute to a misfire. The ignition module which sits beneath the coil pack can be at fault. Other components can be a faulty fuel injector or...
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noise when car is running, sounds like wu, wu ,wu
Hello. Thanks for writing in. There a few things we need to clarify before we can begin delving into the issue. First, are we referring to you cooling system and engine fan, or the blower motor fan which is used...
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coolant leak
On the 3.4L V-6 engine, actually a more common coolant leak is at the intake manifold gasket. The gasket was re-designed, along with a changed repair procedure, to deal with that leak location. Your best bet is to request a...
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New battery is being drained
This may be a sign of a weak battery, a failing voltage regulator or failing alternator. As you may know, the alternator is responsible for charging the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery while...
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Brakes
In normal operation, brake fluid will be drawn down in the master cylinder, over time, as the brake pads wear. As the pads wear, the caliper piston has to move further out in its cylinder and the resulting void fills...
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Trac off light turns on every time I drive
The traction control system monitors the steering stability of the vehicle and engages when loss of traction has been detected. This is done by the use of electronic sensors that communicate with the Power Train Control Module (PCM) regarding steering...
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My car battery light,oil light and park light stays on while the car is off
When you turn your key to the on position before starting the car, the car's computer runs through a series of system checks causing many of the lights on the dash to display for seconds before starting the engine. These...
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Car won't start
Hello, thank you for writing in. With no response from the fuel system, it is safe to say that there is at least an issue with the level sending system. Considering the fuel level sensor, pump, and filter are all...
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My car wouldn't start until I sprayed some starter spray
Hello. Typically when one has the results you have with starter spray, you are facing a fuel issue. Did the vehicle continue to run after it started, or did the vehicle start for a moment and then stall? When you...

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