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Oldsmobile Alero, Auto Repair, Engine, Sedan
#59 of 193 blower motor
Jan 26, 2008 (11:24 am)
My heating on a 2000 oldsmobile alero 2.4L 4Cyl will start up when I start the car. It will make a humming or vibrating sound then will just completely stop working. I can tap the dashboard with a fair amount of force and it will start working again...lately this hasn't been working so I am assuming that it has finally failed. I was wondering if someone could tell me if its located behind the glove box and how much it will generally cost to fix? Thanks
#60 of 193 Windshield wiper fluid reservoir
Feb 06, 2008 (7:28 pm)
When I put fluid in reservoir, the fluid soon disappears. Even before it's gone, the fluid doesn't come out of the wipers. Any advice? The reservoir seems to be located at the bottom of the car and how does one get to it? Does the car have to be up in the air to gain access? I have a 2002 V6. Thanks in advance for any advice you might have.
#61 of 193 Poor Fuel Economy
Feb 21, 2008 (7:34 am)
Hello to all you other fortunate Alero owners!
I purchased a used '01 Alero about three years ago. At first, I was getting 35 mpg highway. However, I noticed that in the Winter, the mileage dipped to 20 or lower in the city. Not much better highway. I have also noted that the colder, the worse it gets. Another point is my summer mileage has dropped to about 28-30 highway.
I am wondering where to start. Mileage is at around 61,000 and the manual says a tune up isn't called for yet, which seems hard to believe.
Anyways, I'm wondering if anyone else has had this dilemma and solved it. Any advice is welcome actually. I am contemplating a diagnostic check, but not sure if it would be better to just get the spark plug changed. The car runs fine, so I am clueless as to the poor mileage.
#62 of 193 Re: Poor Fuel Economy [robenzo72]
Feb 21, 2008 (7:00 am)
Which engine? Are you using fuel with a high ethanol content?
#63 of 193 Re: Poor Fuel Economy [burdawg]
Feb 22, 2008 (3:57 am)
2.4 L 4 Cylinder. I use good quality gas ( Shell, usually ) 87 Octane.
#64 of 193 Front power windows not working
Mar 01, 2008 (12:38 pm)
My front power windows do not work - the back do. I've changed motors for both, the switches for both and neither are working. Does anyone have any idea what other fixes I could try?
Thanks in advance for your help.
#65 of 193 changing fuel filter on 02 Alero
Mar 01, 2008 (9:11 pm)
Where is the fuel filter located? I've heard above the rear axle and that it requires removing the axle to replace it. Is this truth or fiction?
#66 of 193 Re: Poor Fuel Economy [robenzo72]
Mar 14, 2008 (2:38 pm)
hi there. damn compared to me that is excellent gas mileage. i spent the winter geting a whopping 12 miles per gallon city driving, and only went high way driving once and got 24mpg so consider yourself lucky. i currently only have 35000 miles on a 2002 alero V6 and they just changed my spark plugs(at 35000 miles that seems ridiculous) cause they said they were worn out and they changed the fuel filter, . didnt help much but now the weather is warmer it is getting better gas mileage not great still though but yeah it does eat it up more during winter and idleing a bit but cmon 12 mpg i may as well buy a damn 4*4. I also been putting some high quality fuel injectors cleaners in as well which is a good thing but cant say it helped or not. Suffice to say that a person has to be one lucky sob i think to land a alero that is going to go the distance without consistenly having problems but thats far and few for this car i think
#67 of 193 a person has to learn how to be a do-it yourselfer
Mar 14, 2008 (2:58 pm)
when making the mistake and buying lemons like aleros. i think its best for a person to do their best to learn how to fix a lot of the problems yourself, to save money. getting a dealer manual for it and a good quality obd2 code reader prob is a good start. im not the most mechanically inclined but its not all rocket science, knowing how to do something even like changing your own rotors and brakes on the pos will save lots and thats just one thing, just sucks when shit breaks down in winter time and you dont have your own heated garage to park it in and work on it and we all know winter is when all this shit happens
#68 of 193 poor fuel econemy...
Mar 26, 2008 (12:30 pm)
2000 alero 3.4 v6...12 mpg
I changed plugs wires and fuel filter w/ OE replacement parts and the scan tool doesnt give any codes b/c no engine light comes on. AAAAHHHHHHHH!!! I do most of the repairs on my cars so I dont have to pay these jerks at the shop but I'm lost on this one. I've never had a car that obviously has a problem not indicate that on a diagnostic tool. Anyone got any answers for a frustrated shadetree mechanic??