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dtl - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 6 hours agoPuffs and pops when trying to start, won't fully turnover. Smoke comes from egr valve, acts clogged. Noises when starting, engine shakes. Car wants to start but then back fires smoke from the backside of the egr like the inlet isn't getting past the egr and gong ...
Richard - 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Engine - 1/30/2015I had the alternator and battery tested and it was in good standing.
JR - 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Engine - 1/16/2015I have 98,000 miles on it and I just had the timing chain and fuel pump and fuel filter replaced. I can't get it started usually in the cold months. It keeps turning over but it takes sometimes 45 minutes of trying to start it before it gets started. I have tried ...
kindacarchic - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/12/2015I blew a couple of freeze plugs on my 1999 olds alero and I need to know where they are all located so I can replace them,
Callie Skene - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Engine - 1/10/2015I have a 2001 oldsmobile aurora. When I turned the key to turn the car off it was still running.
Russell K - 2001 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/10/2015Key has been hard to turn, Hangs and have to wiggle to turn.. Had the Key recall preformed and now have this problem, while Driving, car shuts off but can be re-started after coasting to a stop.. Dealer says this problem is not related to recall.. what should it ...
1/10/2015 Teddy BThere is no such thing as a ball park figure
That & being asked 10 different ways about price
when you own a shop is a terrible experience when
you have no idea what the customers vehicle problem
is on a guess
You have to pay diagnostic time first
Then do the required testing & start taking
things apart to find a problem
Only then do prices start to develop
If you have to ask about price,maybe you
can't afford the repair or are looking for cheap
& not a proper & permanent repair
Go on the internet & You Tube Video
You may find something that will help you do the job yourself
whatever333 - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/7/2015The check engine light came on with code P420. Since then I have changed the catalytic converter, bank 1 and 2 O2 sensors, PVC, spark plugs and wires, fuel pressure regulator and the last thing was the purge valve solenoid. The check engine light has remained on or ...
1/6/2015 Teddy BDid you clear the data (codes-P420 & evap) & see if all monitors run okey?
The evap you will have to smoke the system for leaks & test all the components
The PO 420 should be gone if the O2's work & the fuel trim is okey
1/7/2015 Teddy BThe Emission Monitors do not take 1,000 miles to run
Some run when you first drive the vehicle & some run after
a few miles
The Evap Monitor is the only one that only runs every
few days or whatever the strategy is
You surely have OBD Codes to work with or
a shop does so resolve the code related issues
Were any of those replaced parts even tested
or failed a test ?
Yes--as soon as you drove it the monitors ran
& failed & set your check light & you keep going
instead of diagnosing the codes & do the required
testing to find a problem
Get your codes
Goggle OBD Systems & read up
Google Evap System & Smoke Machines
whatever333 - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/6/2015The check engine light came on with code P420. Since then I have changed the catalytic converter, bank 1 and 2 O2 sensors, PVC, spark plugs and wires, fuel pressure regulator and the last thing was the purge valve solenoid. The check engine light has remained on ...
kindacarchic - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/5/2015I have replaced the water pump, thermostat housing, thermostat, all associated hoses for cooling system, and gaskets/o-rings and I still see a lot of coolant leaking from about the middle of the engine, close to the passenger side. Please any and all advice is needed.
1/5/2015 CVOCould be the engine freeze cups do not hold the pressure anymore.
Perform a cooling system / radiator pressure test when the engine is cold - as a first step to locate the leak.
Obtain a loaner tool / free radiator pressure tester from the local auto parts stores such as Autozone, O'Reilly, NAPA, Advance Auto, or PepBoys. Follow their instructions and pump it to an adequate air pressure 12 -15 psi or the pressure rating listed on the radiator or reservoir cap. Observe the leaks and perform the repair.
Note: do not over pressurize beyond the pressure allowed by the radiator cap, then test the radiator cap as well.
Jonnnnny - 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Engine - 1/5/2015I have no clue what the problem is
glene - 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Engine - 1/3/2015Beeping begins when put in drive can continues until put in park. Was told it just started. The beeping seems to be coming from the rear lift panel. As of 12/29th, when I got the vehicle the check engine light came on and I still on.
Dave - 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Engine - 1/2/201585000 miles runs good once started the only time you can started with out giving it gas if it has been running and u restart it right after u shut it off
melinda sparks - 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Engine - 12/29/2014already changed thermostate checked radiator not clooged no dash lights coming on inside got water pump off it looks good
CoryM - 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada - Engine - 12/24/2014Had vehicle inspected and quote for repairs (oil cooler lines replaced, intake manifold gasket replaced, and fuel pump + relay replaced). Over 2200 for all this. I have replaced the oil cooler line from the filter to the radiator myself. Can I do the line from the ...