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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora - Preventive Maintenance - 5/24/2014
    Headlights & taillights
    Hi, I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Aurora with 72,000 miles. I noticed today that the headlights and taillights were flickering off and on and the car was off. The lights continue to flicker while it's running and driving. There's also a loud buzzing sound in the ...
     
    • GT500Knights
      5/24/2014 GT500Knights
      Seems to be a loose connection or a bad relay(s). Check fuses and relays. Also, check the switch for the headlights. It's possible that there is an intermittent short inside the switch itself.
  • SlowBurn369
    SlowBurn369 - 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Preventive Maintenance - 4/24/2014
    My 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue makes this horrible low rumbling noise when completely stopped while in Drive...
    The car does not make this sound as soon as i let off the break or while it's in other gears, such as Park, Reverse, or Neutral...(not sure about 1st or 2nd gear) I know that the cars exhaust is in need of a couple repairs, but this noise only seems to happen when ...
     
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  • SlowBurn369
    SlowBurn369 - 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Preventive Maintenance - 4/24/2014
    My 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue makes this horrible low rumbling noise when completely stopped while in Drive...
    The car does not make this sound as soon as i let off the break or while it's in other gears, such as Park, Reverse, or Neutral...(not sure about 1st or 2nd gear) I know that the cars exhaust is in need of a couple repairs, but this noise only seems to happen when ...
     
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  • peeberhopper
    peeberhopper - 1991 Oldsmobile 98 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/22/2013
    Where is inline fuse
    I have no powr
     
    • Jimm
      9/22/2013 Jimm
      There is an inline fuse just next to the ECM (engine control module). Also, check the large ampere rated fuses in the power distribution box under the hhod.
  • cjwatkins
    cjwatkins - 2002 Oldsmobile Alero - Preventive Maintenance - 9/19/2013
    Summer or winter, after 3 hrs on the road the blower quits blowing air through floor,dash, defrost vents.
    Blower sound changes when you turn speed knob but still no air. happens almost all the time after 3 hrs on a road trip
     
    • CVO
      9/19/2013 CVO
      Apply a direct 12 volts to the blower connector, if the blower motor doesn't run, then replace it as necessary.
      CVO
      9/19/2013 cjwatkins
      but if the blower works during the first 3 hrs of road road trip how will this help diag. the problem
      CVO
      9/19/2013 CVO
      Does the motor run in all speeds low, m1, m2, m3 and high during the first 3 hours ? Yes, check the motor control logic.
      Use this 2002\GC\WRGC02ALERO009a as a reference to access in the free wiring diagrams @ www.bbbind.com
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/19/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Remove the blower motor ass'y. I can't be sure about alero but many or most GM vehicles have to blow the air through the evaporator core first before the air even reaches the heater core. I know that the early 90's full size buick and olds used to get blocked evaporators and you had to clean out the fins or the air would not blow out the vents with force although you would hear it.
      HouseCallAuto
      9/20/2013 cjwatkins
      yesall speedsworkduring first 3 hrs and seem to have good airmovement until it quits
  • scasti1
    scasti1 - 1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/3/2013
    Did I install the Fuel Filter wrong or ruin the fuel pump? I ran it out of gas by accident. Then put in a gallon.
    It took a long time to start up (pump gas through). I then replaced the fuel filter. It did not leak. Then filled up car and it ran great for 50 miles. Now its running a bit rough. Getting 50 miles seems to indicate the filter was installed OK? Did I ruin the pump?
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      9/3/2013 HouseCallAuto
      Don't draw premature conclusions about what you think happened here. Maybe you didn't run out of gas at all and maybe what you have is something unrelated to the fuel pump or fuel filter. Start by checking fuel pressure with a fuel pressure gauge so you can dismiss the fuel system. Pressure should be 40 to 47 psi with key on engine off, and 31 to 43 with engine idling.
      HouseCallAuto
      9/3/2013 scasti1
      I appreciate the answer very much. I did run out of gas with the subsequent very difficult start once I put a gallon in. The fuel pressure gauge is a great idea. I will do this first.
  • scasti1
    scasti1 - 1989 Oldsmobile Delta 88 - Preventive Maintenance - 9/3/2013
    Did I put in a bad fuel filter or ruin the fuel pump?
    Accidentally ran car out gas to get it low to replace a filter. Added a gallon and it took a long time to start. Ran fine. Replaced the filter myself. Did not leak. Filled up tank. Ran great for 60 miles then started to run kind of sluggish.
     
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  • tueseyes
    tueseyes - 1999 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Preventive Maintenance - 7/7/2013
    WHY DOES MY CAR HAVE THIS SCREEING SOUND ON THE PASSENGER SIDE OF THE CAR?
    WHEN CAR IS STARTED IT HAS THIS SCREEING SOUND AS IF IT,S SOMETHING TURING AND NEEDS TO BE OILED.THE SOUND DOES,NT GO AWAY WHILE DRIVING.
     
    • Jimm
      7/7/2013 Jimm
      Need more information - does the sound change - such as when the brakes are applied? Does the noise change with driving conditions? Does the noise change with the vehicle speed? Have you raised the hood to listen for the noise and determine if maybe the drive belt or any belt-driven accessory may be the cause?

      If the screeching sound goes away when the brakes are applied - then the noise you are hearing is the brake pad wear indicators; small bits of metal embedded inside the front brake pads to indicate time to change the brake pads. The metal scrapes on the brake rotor surface to make the sound.

      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.partstrain.com, www.partsgeek.com, www.carpartswarehouse.com, or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
  • caley702
    caley702 - 1997 Oldsmobile Bravada - Preventive Maintenance - 6/30/2013
    A/c was working then it would turn off , then on; now it dos'nt come on as in clutch
     
    • CVO
      6/30/2013 CVO
      Duplicate question.See the answer from the previous post.
  • lovernv
    lovernv - 1993 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Preventive Maintenance - 6/28/2013
    What is the problem with my right turn signal?
    I changed the bulb for the right rear turn signal and nothing is wrong with any of the fuses in the vehicle. All of the other lights work (Left front and rear turn signal and brake lights) However, the right rear turn signal just stays solid when I turn it on.
     
    • Mike
      6/28/2013 Mike
      What about the right front?
  • gards04
    gards04 - 1992 Oldsmobile Cutlass Ciera - Preventive Maintenance - 5/10/2013
    How to keep track of my gas in tank when the gas gauge is broken?
     
    • Mike
      5/10/2013 Mike
      by mileage...
      Mike
      5/15/2013 gards04
      Thanks Mike, but unfortunately that is broken also. That was a good idea but I failed to mention that the mileage indicator is broken. And to be honest the gas gauge never goes up to a full tank, the indicator starts at the half way mark. And the gas gauge is now bouncing around, so I am not really sure how much gas I have in the tank. I know don't say it, I really need another car, but first I need to win the powerball :-p. But thanks Mike, if you think of anything else please let me know.
  • www.bunnybooihateu
    www.bunnybooihateu - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Preventive Maintenance - 4/13/2013
    The service engine lights will not go off when the car is serviced.
    Also the low tire air pressure and the change oil light will not go off. How can I turn them off?
     
    • CVO
      4/13/2013 CVO
      Dup...............
  • www.bunnybooihateu
    www.bunnybooihateu - 1999 Oldsmobile Alero - Preventive Maintenance - 4/13/2013
    After being serviced, the service light will not go off. How can I turn it off in the dashboard window?
    The change oil and low tire air will not go off
     
    • CVO
      4/13/2013 CVO
      1. First you need to turn your car On. This is not starting the car! Turn the key two "clicks" forward. All the dashboard lights should come on, along with the radio and odometer.

      If your GM has the four buttons on the dashboard with all sorts of information:
      One button should have a road or "i" on it. Pushing this button will show your mileage, tire pressure, operating temperature, and all sorts of other stuff.
      You are looking for "oil life ##%". Once you find this, press and hold the button with the check-mark on it. After 5-10 seconds it should flash "oil life reset". Tada!

      If your vehicle does not have the buttons mentioned above:
      Turn the car "On" (without starting car!!)
      Press the gas pedal all the way to the floor 3 times within 5 seconds. This is trickier than it sounds. It must be pressed ALL the way to the floor ALL 3 times.
      Then wait 5-10 seconds. The Change Oil Soon light should blink then go out. If not, turn the car off and go through the steps again.

      2. A low tire air will trigger the TPMS ( tire pressure monitor system ). Check the tire pressure for all tires ( including the spare tire as well ).

      If the low tire air won't go off, try this tip .
      http://postimg.org/image/lxhb8fxyt/
      CVO
      4/13/2013 CVO
      Sorry, for the bottom ##$#%#$% part.
  • kellyjjroofing
    kellyjjroofing - 1995 Oldsmobile Aurora - Preventive Maintenance - 3/28/2013
    My car was over heating so I changed the radiator.It is still over heating what else could it be?
     
    • racel4750
      3/27/2013 racel4750
      Check the following... water pump,thermostat, cooling fans,belts&hoses, temp sensor, coolant level.
    • news
      3/28/2013 news
      Check the oil level add as needed. Check the water (and antifreez) add as needed Check the rediator cap,from www.spobd2.com
  • stewarthaisler57
    stewarthaisler57 - 2003 Oldsmobile Alero - Preventive Maintenance - 3/15/2013
    Best spark plugs to get
     
    • Jimm
      3/15/2013 Jimm
      The 'best' spark plugs are the ones designed to fit your engine, and the application. Check the many on-line parts sources;such as www.RockAuto.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, or www.autopartsfair.com - for the replacement parts.
    • Oxides
      3/15/2013 Oxides
      whatever the factory put in it. probably ac delco for your car.
 
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