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While driving my "Track Off" light came on and a few seconds later the engine lost power and then died. It would restart but would not run, and the "Track Off" light was still on, had it towed home and this a.m. it would not start at all.
gf drove awhile with e brake on now front left tire makes grinding sound when driving.broke two wheel studs removing the tire and seems brake shoe is is sealed against the rotor should the rotor turn with e brake on and on jack stands
I recently purchased an Alero. The car keeps overheating. I have replaced the radiator, coolant resevoir tank and has a new thermastat. I am constantly pouiring antifreeze in the coolant tank. There are no leaks. The car goes nearly two blocks then overheats. I wait five minutes then release the pressure from the coolant tank then go another two blocks. I was told to bleet(?) it but that part(?) is missing. Any idea what I need to replace at this point? Any insights are helpful. Thank you.
was told that it was the starter module. where is it located and how do you replace it
waterpump went a year ago. I just keep adding coolant as necessary. 2 days ago my girlfriend called saying it just died while driving it. I used my Arkansas TowTruck (Tempo & TowStrap) & dragged it home.I cleaned the terminals and charged the battery. She started it (against my advise) and drove it 10 miles. did her thing for an hour and drove home. She put it back on the charger so I wouldn't know. She drove today 10 miles and it died while driving it. waited 10 min, jumped it, drove 5 miles & died again! Electrical? or Sensor when hot?
The car is leaking gas at the canister purge vent
A clicking like the turn signal clicking comes and goes at different frequencies but the lights don'e flash when this happens. The turn signals themselves work correctly. Any ideas?
Relaced pass lock and will not reset. The security light stays on even after 10 minutes.
my 2000 Alero is leaking coolant from the manifold gasket i have been informed this is a common GM problem...what is the labor hours charged and average cost for this repair???
hazard switch clicks nonstop, stops briefly sometimes, doesnt turn any lights on while clicking, only when i activate the turn,then it clicks normal, when no turning or hazard, it clicks randomly again. i replaced the hazard switch, same thing with new switch,hope its not the multifunction switch, thats about a 180 dollar part,bad contacts in multifunction switch? bad wires? what do you think
just replaced the Battery and now the tachometer, speedometer and fuel along with the temp are not working. all of the idiot lights come on when you turn on the key and the lights and turn signals work.
What are the systems connected TRAC OFF? ... Why do I have when it comes to the fuel tank 1 \ 2?
what is a trans sensor and where is it located. 2004 olds alero sometimes doesnt start in park but after jiggling or moving the gear shift from park down and back to park will start in neutral sometimes in park . some one suggest possible trans sensor is going bad. need to know where it is located. and what it is.
When the temps are below 40degrees, it doesn't want to start. we have to keep the rpm's up to 2000 until the temperature gauge reaches half, and then power shift it to start. Then runs rough for another mile or two..then it's fine! have replaced fuel injector, and coolant temp. sensor. have replaced fuel pump system. Out of ideas here! My daughter needs her car to RUN! Help please!!
We live in the desert and there is sand in my headlights . How do you take them apart to clean the inside.. there is a dirty film on the inside makes it hard to see at night
If I put it in neutral it will start sometime if park fails . If that doesnt work I take it from park to 3rd a couple of times or jiggle the gear shift ( it is automatic) it will start.If the car is warm from heat or sun, it almost always does not start.We have changed the neutral saftey switch. Did not fix the problem
Service vehicle soon light, anti lock brake lights on
on start up everything will work for about 30 sec.
I do not see in the maint manual where it suggests changing the timing belt @ 70,000 miles
i also changed the water pump and car still over heating some white smoke coming out of tailpipe assume bad head gasket so i bought some head gasket sealant still over heating but now we noticed the fans are not coming on until the car is actually over heating or not at all so i am curious if anyone knows how to wire up a toggle switch directly to fans any help would be great thank you, please note that this car broke after just 1 1/2 wks of putting money down on this car had not even made a first payment... now the gentlemen at the car lot say we will fix and add it to your bill ha ha ha... looks like we got scammed good i do think what about you...
I was told the engine needs to be replaced there is oil all over around and I was offered a 85,000 engine for 600.00 aproximately
127,000 miles had tune up # 4 coil replacement, and some kind of sensor replaced. Now car runs rough when shifing into gear. Transmission rough. Had disgnostic check p113 and bought sensor for $16.99. Will this take care of the problem?
My tranny shifts fine in all gears and when thorttle down it goes fine but when i am at a cruze speed the tranny slide in and out of gear but if i put gas to it she will go into gear and go. doesnt jerk into or out of gear the only way i know is by the rpm. If i go a distance it will stop it for awhile then drag car down and then smell tranny fluid burnen. I have changed speed sensor, and nuetral safty switch sensor.
and sometimes it even acts like its going to quit if im at a stop light
battery has full charge but if i fiddle with the black wire for awhile it will eventually start. Is this expensive to fix and can I do anything till I get it to the mechanic this week?
My car will not start and I have bypassed the main security system and changed the fuel filter, pump, regulator, crankshaft sensor, and spark plugs. I have also changed out the fuse relay. All the parts were brand new from Auto Zone and Pepboys. My car still will not start any idea?
Live in Europe, hard to get the right parts. Got hold of a starting engine, looks the same as the old one. Only difference seems to me the little gear on the new starting engine, it is too long compared with the old engine.
I have a 6 cil. Alero, is there probably a difference between starter of the 4 cil?
While driving my battery light came on, then the ABS light came on, then the dashboard started to flicker. I am assuming this is the alternator.
Is it very difficult to change your own alternator?
Do most auto parts stores sell alternators?
What else could it be?
is the rack and pinion bad.