Question about 2004 Oldsmobile Alero
This sounds like it may be as simple as cleaning the water or gunk out of the gas tank which is what I always do 1st because it's easy and inexpensive.
Gas that has sat for an extended period will lose igniting power and will not fire easily that's why we have to add winterize to our lawn mowers' gas when storing for the winter.
Fuel Systems always gets contaminated with carbon buildup, gunk, grime, water and/or bottom junk like rust and this will cause the problems your having!
Fill the tank with High Test, Add some dry gas and a good fuel system cleaner or 2 or 3 and this should dissolve all the gunk and clean the injectors and fuel system!
Use a can or two of starter fluid to get it going and idling on its' own!
Read & follow the cans' instructions carefully.
If this cures the problem never let your gas tank get below 1/4 and especially never run it to empty as this is when the gunk and/or water will enter the system!
Posted on Mar 08, 2009
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