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#2993 of 3012 Re: Need to take apart center console in 2001 Alero [billyp933]
Nov 04, 2009 (9:37 am)
I've got a 04 Alero and we just replaced the stock stereo in it and had to take most of the molding off around where you're looking. It was pretty easy to get it all off. For mine all the molding is just clipped in there so a little prying, for the most part, it all came off. When it came to the stereo there were some screws involved but other than that fairly easy. On the 04 you can access where you're looking 1 of two ways. 1. Take the center dash molding off, OR 2. Get behind that front dash with your feet up in the air and it's all open for the most part behind it. The second option is a bit cramped but doable and then you might not have to take appart the center dash.
Hope this helps a little.
#2994 of 3012 2002 Alero Brake pulling to the left
Nov 04, 2009 (7:35 pm)
My alero when braking is pulling to the left. I had new pads and rotors installed--problem still there. New calipers were installed--still pulls to the left. Front brake lines were changed because it appeared to be a restriction in one line---still pulls to left. Now Belle Tire says I should take it to the dealer and have them check the brake pressure, or something in the ABS. The steering wheel is slightly tilted to the left when driving, but the alignment is good. When I apply the brakes, the steering wheel straightens and the car pulls left. Both front wheel bearing hubs are less than 1 year old. Anyone have any thoughts????
#2995 of 3012 Vent valve solenoid
Dec 01, 2009 (5:44 pm)
We've had a problem since last summer when our "check engine emissions" light came on. My husband first tried replacing the gas cap, but that didn't fix it, so we took it to the local GM service center. They found that the vent solenoid was sticking, so they replaced it.
Not long after that, the light came back on. This time, we took it to a local mechanic who did a scope and smoke test, but couldn't find the problem. They reset the codes, and for a while the light stayed off, but then came back on again. I took it back today to fix another problem with the blower motor resistor, and they too found that the vent valve solenoid was sticking, so they replaced it. Has anyone else had this experience and so can comment on why this keeps happening? Thanks!
#2996 of 3012 Repair Alero front end
Dec 28, 2009 (11:10 am)
Recently banged up the right front side of my Alero. I need to replace the headlight assembly, bumper cover, bang out the fender and replace the plastic piece that holds the headlight (both sides) and bumper cover in place. Does anyone know the name of the plastic that holds the headlight assemblies and bumper cover in place? I would like to call some junk yards for prices but don't know what to ask for. Thanks for any help.
#2997 of 3012 Recall# 76394 hazard light
Jan 22, 2010 (12:29 pm)
Recall# 76394 is a recall for an Olds Alero, exterior lighting: Hazard flashing warning lights, switch recall that affects 679, 740 cars. Anybody know If this recall has an expiration date and are repairs made at no cost? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Craig
#2998 of 3012 Re: Recall# 76394 hazard light [shogren]
Jan 22, 2010 (12:47 pm)
I wouldn't think an expiration date applies; however keep in mind only certain VINs are included in this recall. The switch in my car failed but since my VIN wasn't included in their recall I had to pay for the switch myself (even though the failure was exactly the same as the reason for the recall!!!) Luckily my fiance is knowledgeable when it comes to car repairs and he was able to change the switch. I think the switch itself cost me less than $20......
#2999 of 3012 Re: Recall# 76394 hazard light [hindy80]
Jan 22, 2010 (1:03 pm)
Do you know how difficult it was to change it and how much time it took. My daughter is in Boston where the labor rates are about $100 an hour. Thank You,
#3000 of 3012 Re: Horn not working [qualitycar1]
Feb 20, 2010 (9:25 am)
I own a 2003 Alero. Horn quit working prior to Christmas '09. Replaced fuse & it worked intermitently, Dealer suggested replacing the horn(s) [there are 2 horns. Did that. 30 days later; horn(s) do not work. Was told it could be the horn relay. Should I take it back to the dealer & pay thru the nose for his ill advice?
#3001 of 3012 2001 Olds Alero stalling at idle and/or making a turn...
Apr 15, 2010 (9:56 am)
Hello...I hope someone can help b/c I am at my wits' end with this! My car stalls out when I am idling and/or making a turn..it will cut right back on but it has happened twice while I was in traffic and most frequently when I am making a turn. Work done: tune up 2 months ago, thermostat replaced 2 weeks ago; most recently replaced my fuel filter and, in the hopes that it would fix the problem, an idle air control valve. That last part improved the problem only slightly. The MAIN issue I'm having is that when the car is hooked up to a scan tool/code reader, THERE ARE NO CODES. I've had this done countless times and get the same result. I don't want to have to continue to spend money replacing parts in the process of elimination, but that is what I'm doing. I know it could be the throttle position sensor, the mass air flow sensor, or it could be the idle air control position sensor, and a couple of other things; I'm just hoping that someone can please help me figure this out! And also if you could tell me why the scan code readers are not picking up any diagnostic trouble codes? Please help! Thank you!
#3002 of 3012 Re: 2001 Olds Alero stalling at idle and/or making a turn... [zandria]
Jun 22, 2010 (10:39 am)
I also have an 2001 Olds Alero GLS and the same thing happened to me with the car stalling on a turn or idling. It took a while but my mechanic figured out is was the fuel relay. I had a new fuel pump assembly put in and they had to replace it twice before they figured out it was the relay. It's been fine so far, although it did happen once again about 6months later. I'm waiting to see if it will reoccur. I've got 103,000 miles so it may be time to replace the car soon anyways if it continues acting up.