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#44 of 435 my 2002 oldsmobile alero wont start
Jun 06, 2007 (8:50 pm)
i recently puchesed a 2002 oldsmobile alero 2.2l 5 speed and at certain times of the day it wont start in fact it dose nothing no dash lights and it dose not turn over or attempt to its making me mad right know my car is sitting in a parking lot because it did nothing at all when i turned the key but tomorrow around noon it will probably start someone help!!!!!!!!!!
#45 of 435 my 2003 old alero wont start. it does nothing.
Jun 08, 2007 (6:19 pm)
I have a 2003 Olds Alero. It does not start or even try to crank when I turn the key. There are no dash lights, no auto headlights, power windows do not work. It does nothing. There is no action at all. It acts like there is no battery at all in it. Had battery checked. It is fine. Security light was not blinking or on the last time it ran. Is it maybe a chip in the key issue? Can anything be disabled to correct?
#46 of 435 Re: my 2003 old alero wont start. it does nothing. [mikeb17]
Jun 09, 2007 (2:39 am)
It sounds like it is a issue with the battery cables not making good contact with the battery terminals. Or it could be that the negitive terminal is not grounded to the engine frame very good. I would take the cables off and ensure that the terminals are shiny and not corroded. Use a volt meter to test the voltage at the terminals. Take the caps off and use a hydrometer to verify all cells are good. Perhaps the terminals were not removed when the battery was checked.
#47 of 435 Re: 02 Alero won't start in hot temperatures [went757]
Jun 11, 2007 (10:36 am)
I tried cleaning the IAT sensor, it hasn't helped. I had it checked out by a dealer and they said that my fuel pump is failing. Does this sound right to anybody? or does anyone have any other suggestions.
#48 of 435 Re: 02 Alero won't start in hot temperatures [arich02s]
Jun 12, 2007 (5:51 pm)
If the engine is a V6 there is a test fitting on the passenger side of the car in the fuel rail where you can connect a fuel pressure gauge. If the dealer just checked that and got a low pressure reading it could be due to other causes. The fuel filter should be changed,it could be partially clogged. Another thing to check is the fuel pressure regulator. Its possible that it could be part of the problem. If you have the fuel pressure tester gauge hooked up and then disconnect the vacuum hose going to the regulator you will see a difference in pressure. If the regulator ispartially stuck open then its sending the fuel back to the tank instead of keeping the fuel for the injectors. Hope this helps.
#49 of 435 Re: 99 Alero Passlock System-How it Works [went757]
Jun 16, 2007 (9:14 pm)
how you know so much. I am going to report this to oldsmobile on Monday because I am having the same problem. Let them know this should be a recall since a lot of people is having this problem. I have already informed them of this problem and they want me to take it to the dealer to be put on the machine. I am not willing to pay $70 plus dollars for something that may be a recall to have checked.
#50 of 435 Re: GM Dealer... [ticked1]
Jun 17, 2007 (8:44 am)
hi, I have a alero too 1999 3.4 also I was going to the dealer, no result many people have the problem with the blinking security light, nobody can fix it.
why oldsmobile dont work on this problem.This is one the most stupid problems I had on a car, for the rest the car is ok, but the alarm is a big problem from olds. and never they do something about this.
#51 of 435 Re: GM Dealer... [harrie]
Jun 18, 2007 (12:20 pm)
i am experiencing same problem. while driving security light comes on and stays on. when you stop the car and restart, the light goes away. gm service tech said to bring the car for diagnostic test, ensure to have the light still on. the cost about $100 to test it. they will provide a written report for the problem and the cost to fix it.
he said to get it fixed before car is stranded. kind of scary.
any suggestions? thx, aa
#52 of 435 Re: my 2003 old alero wont start. it does nothing. [mikeb17]
Jul 01, 2007 (9:12 am)
My 2003 olds alero did this just last week. I got a jump and brought it to my local Tireplus (which is where I've developed a good relationship w/ a master mechanic). They replaced the battery (the old one was original factory, and the testing they did proved that it was going). Also the alternator was tested and needed a new belt. It cost me $78.98 with a $20 off coupon to have the entire problem taken care of. Make sure your fuel filter (this isn't the filter that is changed during an oil change) has been checked out also, that will cost about $65.00 to change as well. I have tried very hard to keep my schedule of manufacturer recommended checks and repairs to my 2003 Alero, and it has 55,000 miles and runs great. I would recommend developing a good relationship with a mechanic. If they are passionate about car's, they will help you. The Alero has a reputation for nickle and dime repairs at least every 10,000 miles, so keep up on your maintenance, and that should help lessen the financial blow. I still like my car very much.
#53 of 435 Re: My alero won't start [chrgrl]
Jul 09, 2007 (11:06 am)
My 2000 Alero has the same issue. It is not a security problem, and the fuel pump is fine. Changed the pump relay didn't work. When the problem originally started a few months ago, I would just keep turning the car over for a good 20 minutes and the car would eventually start. Afterwards the car would start up fine on every subsequent attempt to start. Today it did it again, and I read on a forum that someone had whacked the gas tank and it got the car to start, so that is what I tried. Low and behold, it worked. So now my thinking is that is is either a bunk fuel filter, or there is something floating around in the fuel tank and every now and then gets caught at the fuel line hole. Unfortunately, I have no idea how I could try to clean out my fuel tank. I fear my only option is to get a new fuel tank installed.