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#2854 of 3012 Re: Warning lights 2004 ALERO [angelbabyface]
Jan 12, 2007 (6:17 pm)
I called Oldsmobile customer service to find out whether or not this was covered under the recall and was told the repair was. I then took my car to the dealer and when they put in my VIN no recalls or campaigns came up (I have a 2002 Alero). I then called back to customer service and they did further research and then told me that this repair is actually covered under a "special policy". the rep said that this wasn't something that was widely advertised because then "everyone would be calling for repairs". I thought that was a crock, but I took my car in and my turn signals and hazard lights have been working since (I took it in 2 days ago). When I looked at the repair bill that would be submitted to GM it said the total cost was $62.00. If it helps, I spoke with Brandon Wilson 866-790-5700 x21457. LOL Call customer service first at 800-630-6537 and if you don't get this same information then give Brandon a call. Hope this helps.
#2855 of 3012 2002 Alero Lights turn signals
Jan 13, 2007 (4:55 pm)
Whenever i drive down the street, i occasionly have a problem with my blinker. It just doesn't blink at all. i have to click my hazard light to make it work. i don't know what to do. what should i do?
#2856 of 3012 Re: 2002 Alero Lights turn signals [asdfagfhafd]
Jan 13, 2007 (5:07 pm)
This is the hazzard switch recall. Follow the suggestions above.
#2857 of 3012 Auto Trans fluid
Jan 15, 2007 (9:22 am)
I developed a small leak under the drivers side of the engine which I can see on my garage floor. I am pretty sure it is auto trans fluid. I found the red plastic cap under the hood marked trans fluid and don't see any fluid level in there. Of course the manual is no help here. It just says no fluid needs to be added unless there is a leak and then take it to the dealer. Any one else ever check this fluid? Do you know if the fluid level is near the top of fill hole? Any thoughts on the leak?
#2858 of 3012 Re: Auto Trans fluid [mikey00]
Jan 15, 2007 (1:44 pm)
The leak could possibly be from one of the cooler lines, I believe they connect to the transaxle right about where your saying you see the leak spot.
The only way to check the fluid level is by removing the plug on the side of the trans case, near the front, on the passenger side. This plug is right at the proper fill level. It needs to be from underneath, and of course the trans should be warmed up and the engine running (do not remove the plug with the engine off). That red cap is removed for filling only.
You may want to search the Grand Am forum, myself and others have detailed the procedure for changing and refilling the fluid, which should help.
#2859 of 3012 Re: Auto Trans fluid [burdawg]
Jan 15, 2007 (4:18 pm)
I searched the Grand Am forum as suggested and couldn't come up with any procedures for this. I did find one post by you titled: Changing Transmission Fluid. The only thing it said was to use the sight hole in the trans as the shop manual suggests. I don't have a shop manual but should be able to find this plug. Hopefully, I will have some time tomorrow to check it out.
#2860 of 3012 Re: Auto Trans fluid [mikey00]
Jan 17, 2007 (4:27 pm)
Grrrr! I just got out my old trusty set of steel ramps so I could crawl under the Alero and check the leak. The body is too low on the Alero for the ramps, the front end hits before the tire reaches the ramp. I did a quick serach on the net and it looks like I need plastic Rhino Ramps. Now I have to go to Walmart tomorrow and see if they have them. Anyone else want to tell me how they get under their Alero to work on it?
Jan 17, 2007 (8:06 pm)
Is there a trick to removing the spark plugs on the 6 cyl.?
My DH got 4 of the boots removed but is really struggling to get the other two. Does he HAVE to buy the spark plug boot pliers?
#2862 of 3012 Re: Auto Trans fluid [mikey00]
Jan 18, 2007 (8:01 am)
I use a floor jack under the jacking point and then use jackstands. My ramps are useless these days also except for the SUV.
I searched for the posts detailing the fluid change myself in both the GA and Alero forums and can't find it. Must be using the wrong search words. Hummmm, will have to think about it a little.
#2863 of 3012 99 Alero CD player
Jan 18, 2007 (9:22 am)
Can anyone provide any thoughts on my CD/Tape player combo?
I try to put in a disc, and it sits there and makes some noise, then gives me an E20 error message and spits the disc out. The player actually works, but intermittently, (once every month or so) I've tried using laser lens cleaning CD's and had no luck. I've also tried calling a few dealerships about it... I just keep getting transfered to people who don't pick up their phones, or told that all they'll do is replace it... to the tune of 300-$500! ridiculous. There must be an easier way to fix the problem. Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this.