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#679 of 3014 Dealer No Longer Servicing Olds Cars
May 24, 2001 (5:55 pm)
I just found out that the local dealer where I purchased my 2000 ALero last August has stopped selling and servicing Oldsmobiles. The closest Olds dealer is about 20 miles away. According to Olds press releases, servicing was to continue indefinately. I hope this is not the beginning of a trend. I guess I can go to a local Pontiac dealer as the Alero is a twin of the Grand Am. But I am annoyed.
#680 of 3014 pulley squeals
May 24, 2001 (7:13 pm)
Hi everyone! Has anyone had any issues with squealling coming from belt/pulleys on thier six cylinder Alero's. While I find this very normal for the old oldsmobiles I grew up driving, my girlfriend feels like she has a reject car because of the squelling. It seems to come and go, does anyone know of any service buletins or likely casues of this noise? The car still drives great, and the torque is wonderful, it is often a guilty pleasure driving her car after spending the week tooling around in my 528 which has less low-end torque. Anyone thinking of buying an Alero, go for it!, no other car in its price range compares.
May 25, 2001 (4:20 am)
Does that dealer still sell GM? If so, they have to service it. Then again, if they don't want to, maybe it's better not to go there any more.
#682 of 3014 Transmission replacement in 1999 Alero
May 25, 2001 (6:52 pm)
Has anyone been having transmission problems with their Alero? Mine was shifting on its own when it wanted. The Dealer tried to repair it twice and finally replaced it. It is still not right and I'll be going back again. Only now with another noise in front end that sounds like shocks but could be the beginning of brake problems. They had to lower the front end to replace the cranny and redo the alignment. The mileage was 43,000KM. It just so happens that someone
at work had the exact same problem and had theirs also replaced at 56,000KM. My concern now is if this is going to be
a problem that occurs every two years until CM sorts out the defect. Any help?
May 26, 2001 (6:25 am)
Transmissions are not usually a problem with GM cars. They make the best in the business. My mom has a 99 Alero with no problems at all. I wonder if something else might be causing the transmission problems?
#684 of 3014 Dealer no longer servicing Olds
May 26, 2001 (2:48 pm)
I would contact the district rep at once. When you buy a new car, you are also buying a part of the service department. I would make no bones about being a very unhappy camper!! I bought my
Alero at a dealer about 2 hours from home. They had the car on the lot exactly as I wanted it, and the price was right. I will bring it to the local Olds dealer for the first oil change, and see if I can get a rapport with them. If not, I keep my fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong, and if it does, be prepared to make some noise.
#685 of 3014 Mud Flaps
May 26, 2001 (2:51 pm)
Has anyone found mud flaps that look OK? GM wants
$30 a pair, which I thought was kinda steep. Although I like the looks of the Alero the way it is, with winter driving several months away, I was considering putting some on.
May 27, 2001 (5:04 am)
The main problem I have with those custom (made to
fit ones car)is there is a LIP on the inside bottom of the flap.This seems like a great place
for snow,slush and other winter stuff to accumulate. We got some 18gauge stainless steel
and had it cut to fit.Last winter here in West
Central Ill the flaps preformed well without much
#687 of 3014 Speed governor
May 27, 2001 (7:20 pm)
I have 2001 Alero GL2 with V6. Once I had more than 1000 miles on, I decided that engine was probably ready for some action. Car was a joy to drive on the highway, brisk acceleration despite automatic. However, somewhere below 110 mph, probably around 106-108, speed governor cut in, what was very annoying. Is that standard on Alero, even with "performance" package (I mean, 16" tires, suspension, etc.), to have governor set below 110? Especially when speedometer is calibrated to 140 mph.
#688 of 3014 Getting My GX
May 31, 2001 (5:24 am)
Should be picking up a 4dr GX 5spd any day now. Found one about 100 miles from my home.
Was wondering if the wiring for the remote keyless entry is in the GX and all that is needed is the key fobs? All other Alero levels have the keyless entry, so I was hoping the wiring was set up already.
Also, if anyone is considering selling their 15 inch Aluminum wheels (that come w/ the GL1 'Feature Package'), I may be interested.