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Like its going to shut off
Don't happen when car is still and idling. Not noticeable all the time.
My 2002 alero dies while I am driving. It restarts but kills again. No Check engine light. A few times it backfired (I think) while trying different things such as shifting into 1st, 2nd, or 3rd or reving it up in neutral. A loud clunk came from under the car anyway, a few times. Anyone have a clue on how to fix it?
Replace the hazard/turn signal assembly due to signals not working every so often. With turn signal on left or right position it would stop. Push in the hazard switch just slightly and it would work. Now though in the vehicle the turn signal shows proper signal choice (left of right bulbs on dash flash the outside lamps all flash as if the hazard switch has been pushed.
I have changed the resistor,blower motor and switch and still only works on high. Also have checked fuses and relays
stalling out and has a gas smell in the oil
Brand new idle control solenoid.
Sometimes doesn't want to start, the engine sounds like working with 2 or 3 pistons only, I found that definitely the trac off light is related with the engine missfiring behavior, even that I know that trac off should be related with a traction issue, I replaced Ignition modules, sensors, spark plugs, computer, Electronic control module, etc etc, Camshaft or cranskshaft position sensor, the car still doing the same shaking thing, the light is still on. Help please
Intermittently the 2003 Alero will not shut off completely. The engine shuts down but the dash lights and accessories stay on. After jiggling the key for sometimes up to 15 minutes the car will finally turn off completely. The repair shop diagnosed the problem as the ignition switch. The repairs have been done twice (new ignition switch and key) but, the car continues to have a shut down problem. Although it's an intermittent problem, it happens quite frequently.
I have recently replaced the steering pump and the pressure and return hose, but now I see that I'm leaking fluid still but it on the passenger front. Can someone help
Single popping sound heard and felt in steering wheel when turning the steering wheel happens even when car is not moving but I turn the wheels both ways and here a pop turn some more and another pop ect...? Also was driving and all of a sudden my anti lock light and trac off light came on? Pulled over turned car off and back on and lights went out but have came back on? When I first got the car 2 weeks ago I put air in the tires cause they were low on air and As I drove home my tire pressure light came on?
it sometimes starts when its warmer outside.
WENT TO GO BY A NEW BATTERY AND I PUT IT IN THERE AND NOTHING TURNS ON SO IM TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY
It used to heat up to normal temp one day stay cool the next now doesn't get hot at all. It blows warm air but not hot even in subzero temperatures lately. Also the fans are on as soon as the car is started even if its cold. I thought maybe the thermostat was stuck open. The check engine light seemed to go off when the temperature goes up to normal which it hasn't done in awhile and it used to go on and off but it said it was gas cap
I have replaced the right front wheel bearing
plugs and fuil filter, thinking maybe coil pack? any ideas?
Hello, so as mentioned above, my Alero's Anti-lock light, service light and traction off light comes on in reverse!
It's quite a random occurrence, it happens mostly when I put the car in reverse but it also happens when I shift from reverse to drive.
I just bought this car recently, and I thought it was near perfect. It's a really great running car. These lights never came on before I sent it to a shop for an inspection.
A few days later, I brought the car to a shop in Federal Way, Wash. and they recommended a brake flush. After I did that, these lights started popping up randomly.
I called the shop and told them the problem, and they said it had nothing to do with the brake flush. Is this true?? I read online and it said brake fluid levels could affect this and it only happened after the brake flush (and I also did the drive belt replacement).
When I called them back, it seemed like they didn't want to take responsibility for this and expected me to pay more if I wanted to do a diagnostic and check for the problem. This shop is also a RepairPal certified shop that I found through this website.
They called me back a few days later and asked me for an update (at least they called) and I told them the problem still existed. It's still happening now. It seems like they're expecting me to pay for a diagnostic and all that so I haven't brought my car back as I'm still pondering my decisions.
What the shop did:
1) Brake Fluid Exchange Service
Remove brake fluid from master cylinder
vacuum and/or pressurize system to remove brake fluid
advise of any abnormalities noted in hydraulic system
install new brake fluid
bleed system as necessary
2) Replace Serpentine Belt
Some other info: haven't checked the codes (don't have time and sometimes it doesn't appear so I don't bother going to a shop to borrow their diagnostic tool), I've done a brake flush, drive belt replacement and also bought and installed a brand new battery (this problem started even before the new battery was put in).
Please let me know of any good ideas or advice, like should I call the shop and ask them to take responsibility and check the problem for free? Thank you! Merry Christmas and have a great night.
All those lights are on but i have no idea whats causing it