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  • dtl
    dtl - 2000 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 6 hours ago
    Egr valve/ fuel related
    Puffs 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 ...
     
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  • Richard
    Richard - 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Engine - 1/30/2015
    What would make my charging light come on if the battery /alternator is good? when I get around 70mph my front end shake
    I had the alternator and battery tested and it was in good standing.
     
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  • JR
    JR - 1984 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Engine - 1/16/2015
    Why is it so hard to start my car?
    I 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 ...
     
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  • kindacarchic
    kindacarchic - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/12/2015
    Where are the freeze plugs located on a 4 cylinder 2.4L oldsmobile alero?
    I 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,
     
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  • Callie Skene
    Callie Skene - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Engine - 1/11/2015
    Why won't my car turn off?
    I have a 2001 oldsmobile aurora. When I turned the key to turn the car off it was still running.
     
    • CVO
      1/11/2015 CVO
      Worn ignition switch might be the cause of this problem.
  • Callie Skene
    Callie Skene - 2001 Oldsmobile Aurora - Engine - 1/10/2015
    Why won't my car turn off?
    I have a 2001 oldsmobile aurora. When I turned the key to turn the car off it was still running.
     
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  • Russell K
    Russell K - 2001 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/10/2015
    What is ball park cost of replacing Ign tumbler and key from dealer or repair shop ?
    Key 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 ...
     
    • Teddy B
      1/10/2015 Teddy B
      There 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
    whatever333 - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/7/2015
    OBD won't go into "ready" status for emissions testing?
    The 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 ...
     
    • Teddy B
      1/6/2015 Teddy B
      Did 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
      Teddy B
      1/6/2015 whatever333
      Yes the codes were cleared. And since that time I have driven over 1000 miles. Shouldn't have all the test necessary been done in those 1000 miles? What do you mean smoke the system and what components... the entire emissions system?
    • Teddy B
      1/7/2015 Teddy B
      The 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
      Teddy B
      1/8/2015 whatever333
      I am not driving nor did I drive with the check engine light on. I did fix the code problems along with other parts (read initial question). My problem now is that after doing all of this the car is still not in "ready" status. Thats why I asked the questions. What could be causing this? There are no codes now because its not ready. Obviously I fixed the parts for a reason, but why would that effect the problem now.
  • whatever333
    whatever333 - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/6/2015
    OBD II wont go into "ready" status for emissions testing?
    The 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 ...
     
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  • kindacarchic
    kindacarchic - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Engine - 1/5/2015
    Why does my car "still" leak coolant from the middle of the enigne?
    I 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.
     
    • CVO
      1/5/2015 CVO
      Could 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
    Jonnnnny - 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Engine - 1/5/2015
    The car started overheating , and there was rusty yellow liquid on the engine , not the car won't start , or anything .
    I have no clue what the problem is
     
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  • glene
    glene - 2000 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Engine - 1/3/2015
    Why does beeping in rear panel not stop ?
    Beeping 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.
     
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  • Dave
    Dave - 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Engine - 1/2/2015
    Car will only start if u step on the gas
    85000 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
     
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  • melinda sparks
    melinda sparks - 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Engine - 12/29/2014
    Once my temp gage reaches half way it starts boiling water out of resvouior never goes over half way on temp gage
    already changed thermostate checked radiator not clooged no dash lights coming on inside got water pump off it looks good
     
    • paul muller
      12/29/2014 paul muller
      if every thing you say is true the next thing to check to make sure th cooling fans are working
  • CoryM
    CoryM - 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada - Engine - 12/24/2014
    Oil Pressure Drops at 4000 RPM, Engine Temp High, Hesitation
    Had 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 ...
     
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