Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Every single time I exit my vehicle, whether it is on or off, if I just leaned in to grab something or drove 100 miles when I exit the vehicle on the driver's side the outside metal anywhere on the door delivers a shock that can be seen and has literally reboot my brain a time or two. It is now starting to shock me 2 and 3 times each time. I have tried opening the door from inside and swinging it so that I can exit the vehicle and the door will shut itself, However, the next metal thing I touch shocks me. If I grab a passengers hand while I open the door from inside (which is not where the shock happens that is all plastic) I wont get the shock. No one else gets shocked from the car except once I held my friends hand and attempted to open the door and a shock went through me into her and then shocked the crap out of us both! What gives?
This is usually a sign of an alternator getting bad. It can also have problems with bad ground wires . You can buy anti static rubber wire straps that hang from the back of your car. This grounds everything better and decreases static electricity. It also is good for car sickness. If your alternator is overcharging, you may get a shock, so I would have that checked out first, than a short in ground wires. Hope this helps
Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
sounds like your "pin switch" in the door jamb is either bad or stuck. This is the switch that the car uses to tell the door has been opened. Does the light inside the car light up when you open the drivers door? if not, it is definately the door pin switch. should be a 10-20 dollar part at any gm dealer.
Posted on Dec 19, 2008
You will have to remove the door panel and inspect the door handle mechanism. I should'nt cost much more time then money. In my case I just have two screws to remove. One at the handle to open the door another at the handle to grab the door to close it. Then you pull the panel, its retained with clips. In your case I have no idea, all I can tell you is that you have to remove the panel to take a look and find out whats going on. Then you can let me know in order to help you further.
Posted on Jun 18, 2009
Thr front will be MacPherson struts, a shock absorber surrounded by a coil spring looking set-up.
FOR THE REAR:
If you have front wheel drive and you have Electronic Ride Control (ERC), then the rear suspension has "super lift air shocks".
If you have all wheel drive, then you have struts in the rear suspension.
Does help any?
Posted on Oct 26, 2009
Testimonial: "That info was good, but how do I determine, without putting the car up on the rack if it has ERC"
SOURCE: Driver side door handle not
your linkage rod to the outside door handle has disconnected , if you open up the door panel to access the lock linkage rods you will find the rod that is disconnected . There is a plastic bushing the rod is secured with if it is broken you must replace it , if the rod will not stay in place replace the bushing , hope this helps you out
Posted on Jul 31, 2011
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