Question about 1999 Oldsmobile Alero
Well, that's a good engine test, anyway, not smoking and blown up yet, lol. I like your attitude, are you sure you don't drive a cavalier?
It sounds like the water pump, Molly. Better get it changed before serious damage results.
Posted on Aug 01, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds to me like air trapped somewhere in the coolant's path. You said there's a warm spot on top of the engine. This makes me think of possibly a cracked intake manifold or cylinder head. Did it overheat right before this started? I would have the coolant system 'back flushed' and if the problem is still there, I'd next do a compression test (with the radiator cap off).and check to see if there are air bubbles in the radiator while testing. Good luck, please let me know what you find.
Posted on Jan 18, 2009
sorry but these cars with 1.7L engines have vary poor head gaskets that sounds like what has happened i hope not for your sake bigg $$$$. good luck
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
SOURCE: Smoke comes from around engine
If you saw where the oil came out then that is the repair needed. It may not leak enough oil to get to the ground. Engine temp will make the oil leak smoke before it ever hits the ground. It may be valve cover gaskets because when they start to leak the oil gets all over the exhaust manifold and the exhaust manifold runs very hot. Rate if this helps
Posted on May 18, 2009
hi, i dont know about the dipstick, but your overheating problem is most likely to be the thermostat...sounds like its stuck in the closed position,not allowing colder water to circulate, hence the overheating.......needs changing
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
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