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Oldsmobile Alero Intake Manifold Gaskets May Leak Coolant or Engine Oil

 
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Model Years Affected: 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Engines Affected: 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 3.4L V6

Average Mileage: 96,945 mi (46,234 mi - 180,000 mi)

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The intake manifold gasket may develop and external engine oil or coolant leak. In some cases, an internal coolant leak may occur causing coolant to mix with the engine oil. Our technicians tell us that operating the engine  with a coolant/oil mix can result in internal engine damage. Replacing the intake manifold gasket should correct these leaks.

  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 88,000 mi

    Nothing seems different about the way the Alero runs, but when I took it to the dealer for unrelated repairs, they discovered that the intake manafold gasket was leaking oil. They said that it would not necessarily create a puddle, but rather would stream along the bottom of the car as it is driven. So far the coolant has not mixed. Watch out for wheel issues (control arm, brakes) with this model.

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 120,000 mi

    bought the car had 116,000 miles. intake gasket repaired at shop at 115,999. now has 20,000 miles out again.

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6

    my son put stop leak in vehicle, now had took it garage to get fix but the is still running hot. so had i recfily this had intake manifold fix. so question to u how do i get the stop leak a my heat core

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  • tman3841, , 2.4L 4 Cylinder, 180,000 mi
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    my car is leaking oil pretty bad also i need guidience on how to repair myself

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 100,000 mi

    Radiator was leaking ( well at least i thought it was) and when I took it in, I had a crusty orange fluid stuck to the side of my engine. I guess I have an external manifold gasket leak and it is leaking coolant. Said its going to cost me $2,000. I've already rebuilt the transmission on this car, new tires, new breaks, new everything. Now this.

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 52,000 mi

    gaskets replaced

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 143,000 mi

    I took my car in because I heard a squeaking sound and thought it was a belt. it was the water pump anyway they told me about the manifold leak and it would cost $1000. I was very sick to my stomach because we had this problem fixed 2 or 3 years ago.

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 130,000 mi

    HAD IT REPLACED, NOT ONCE BUT THREE TIMES, THE FIRST TWO TIMES, WAS WITH FACTORY REPLACEMENT PARTS, AND IT DID THE SAME THING..JUST RECENTLY GOT IT FIXED WITH WHAT THE MECHANIC CALLED A UPDATED GASKET..THIS IS A LEMON

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  • Visitor, , 3.4L V6, 46,234 mi

    leaking intake gasket driver side

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