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How much to replace engine for 2001 oldsmobile aurora
Hi there: Replacing an engine is not as easy as it used to be due to the multiple electrical sensors and components that frequently don't align perfectly after the engine swap. In regards to cost of the engine and replacement;...
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Tune Up when? 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva
Hello - if your engine has not had a tune-up in the last 2 years, it's certainly a good idea, especially going into winter. Ditto with an oil change and coolant flush. If there are any other indicators (leaks, Check...
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Is my problem the timing belt is worn?
It is possible that the carburator may be out of adjustment or require a good cleaning. I would recommend having your fuel system inspected by a qualified professional to determine if the carburator is the cause of the issue. These...
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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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Battery replacement
Your battery is generally held in by a strap or a set of bolts and connected to two cables (positive and negative). Depending on your ability and access to tools, this generally requires very little time and a couple of...
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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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Car does not start
This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack of spark and some of which may be related to a fuel delivery problem or a combination of both. For example, if the...
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Engine overheating, coolant is not circulating.
Hello. If coolant is not flowing through your cooling system I would try to determine if there is some sort of blockage, and where it may be. Draining the cooling system and removing the suspect radiator hose could determine if...
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Car acts like it's starving of fuel.
Hi there. As you already know, replacing components without diagnoses can be expensive and time consuming without resolution. Assuming, the engine sputters upon quick acceleration could be, the spark plugs breaking down. It could be, a partially restricted exhaust, ie;...
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I was told I need the front valve gasket replaced. My truck has stalled upon start attempt. Could the gasket issue cause this? Oldsmobile
Hello - yes, a leaking valve cover gasket could be causing this. Quite often, leaking valve cover gaskets dribble oil down onto the spark plugs, or the ignition boots which connect to the plugs. This oil causes the electrical charge...
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My car won't shift into gear
Hello, there is a park shift interlock system on your car that prevents the vehicle from being taken out of park when the ignition circuit is not powered up. I think you have an ignition switch voltage concern. If there...
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Coolant seems to disappear
If this "just started", it may be that there was trapped air in the system, since you did the water pump replacement, and so all you are doing is providing make up coolant at the moment. But, if the coolant...
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Why does my car blow heat then stop and then start up again??
This may be a sign of a faulty blower motor. As you know, these have electric motors in them that wear out over time and will begin to make squeaking or grinding noises as the bearings begin to wear out....
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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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Installing a new distributor and need to get cyl. 1 at tdc how do i acheive this while making sure the rotor is set at #1?
The easiest way I have found to do it is to mark on the intake where number one wire is on cap. Put mark on intake. Also not the distributor wire connector orientation and mark where it is also. Remove...
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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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Engine light won't go off
Some of the items you have replaced are maintenance items, so that is good. Your car utilizes OBD-II which is a diagnostic system that outputs "diagnostic trouble codes" if a malfunction is detected and, at the same, alerts the operator...
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Starting issues
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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