Question about 2003 Oldsmobile Alero

2 Answers

Car will crank but it will not start

Replaced the fuel pump, got a new battery, replaced the coil pack on the motor. Car will run for a few days then won't turn over anymore. When I turn the key to the on position, the security light blinks and the service engine light stays on.

Posted by on

  • lisavela Jul 23, 2009

    When I put the key in the ignition and turn it to start, it cranks but will not start the car. I'm not sure if it's the security or if it's a sensor.

  • Leonard Williams May 11, 2010

    the car runs for a few days Okay! Then it wont turn over? At All you mean the engine will not move?After your car wont turn over what do you do to make it turn over again? Need more info to help you!!!!!

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 490 Answers

Can you have your car put on a diagnostic machine? this will eliminat the easy stuff,and just might fix your car.There are several reasons your car's not running properly.start at proper diagnostics.It could be the computer,a crank sensor,the MAF sensor the MAP sensor The TPS get the picture?

Posted on Jul 24, 2009

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 60 Answers

U might need to get new sparkplug wires i would say take them out check if any are broken

Posted on Jul 23, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why no spark/start?


The eis is bad. IT is under the coil. Replace it.

Oct 10, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Sputters dies


I would focus on coil packs

Apr 07, 2014 | Mazda MX-5 Miata Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car wont crank!


How old is the battery?

Jun 30, 2017 | 1998 Kia Sephia

1 Answer

Car turns over but won't start. battery good, alternator about to be replaced, though alt. has nothing to do with the problem. what next?


it sounds like either your not getting spark, or fuel at the engine. it could be the coil packs/plug wires or the fuel pump/filter its hard to say what to do first. when you get in the car and turn the ignition on to the position just before turning the engine over you should be able to hear the fuel pump kick on in an attempt the prime the fuel system. if you can smell fuel at the engine after cranking for a few seconds its probably getting fuel. if you have access to an ohm meter with a wire clamp you can test each of your plug wires as you crank it to see if your getting spark. each coil pack sends spark through two plug wires. if you cant read a signal from two of the plug wires trace them back to the coil packs and if they go to the same coil pack that coil pack has gone bad. if they go to separate coil packs you may have two coil packs malfunctioning. this is where i would start i hope it helps.

Jan 04, 2011 | 2000 Ford Contour

3 Answers

Sometimes my car starts and sometimes it doesn't. I just put in a new battery. What else should I check?


Check if your getting a 12volt charge from your altinator.If not then replacing it will sove your problem.

Dec 24, 2010 | 1994 Cadillac DeVille

2 Answers

Car not starting it cranks like it is out of gas


The first thing i would do is try to spray the throtlebody with starting fluid and see if it starts up for a few seconds, if it does then we know its fuel and the most common problem with these trucks would be the fuelpump, this sounds like it may need to be replaced, there are problems with the wir connector to pump module , this should be replaced when replacing the pump, this is located inside the fuel tank, the tank will need to be removed to install new pump asm, heres a picture to help you understand what im talking about.

Oct 31, 2010 | 2001 GMC Jimmy

1 Answer

My '93 F250 5.8 l Automatic was turning over slowly when cranking to start. Replaced battery no change; Then after sitting for 2 mo. turning key to start produced only a click and dead gauges (battery...


The battery to starter connection has power.the battery is ok.but there are many other possibilities related to battery and its other connections,the spark plugs,the fuel pump,the fuel itself,the sensors(o2 sensor,maf sensor)the valve(IAC valve,egr valve). Most probably the spark plug,the coil pack and crank shaft sensor.This 3 are not getting power to get the car start.

There are some possibilities which you will have to check in this case:--

1) First of all check the power and voltage to the battery. With meter it will show exact 12 volt if the battery is charged. If the voltage is less get the battery charged at local auto repair shop. If the battery is internally drained and not getting charged then its time to replace the battery.

2) When you crank the car do you see spark coming at the spark plug? If no then its time to check the spark plugs and coil pack. If the spark plugs are not worn out and looks new then its time to check coil pack. The spark plug gets power to spark from coil pack.

3) The other thing to check in this case is the starter solenoid of the car. If the battery is charged and you start the car then it gives power to the starter to start the car. But if starter is faulty or not connected properly then car will not start.

4) The other thing to check in this case is fuel in the car. If there is fuel in the car then check the blockages in the fuel pump if the fuel pump looks proper then check the fuel filter above the fuel pump.

5) If all the above possibilities mentioned above checked out OK/perfect then it's a electrical issue and the wiring's in the car needs to be checked. The car gets power from the battery to get started. so the wires from battery needs to be checked one by one.



Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

Sep 20, 2010 | 1993 Ford F250

1 Answer

2001 Pontiac Grand Am won't crank and I have replaced everything


I am going to go with the assumption that when you say it won't crank you mean it turns over but won't start. If it is a 3100 or 3400 it could be the coil pac modual that sits under the coil pack. Most Autozones and Advance stores have a tester for them so you won't have to repalce something that expensive. If it is a 2.4 you may need the tower that houses the coil packs or even the coil pac modual that sits under the cover on top of the motor. Before you do anything else, spay some ether down the intake while turning over. If it thry to run, then you may have a fuel pump problem. Better than that if you have access to a fuel pressure gauge, check the pressure while you are turning the engine over. Compare it to the recomended presure in section four of a hayes manual.

Aug 15, 2009 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Am GT

2 Answers

Chrysler wont start


I CHANGE CAM AND CRANK SENSOR,FUEL PUMP,COMPUTER BRAIN BOX AND COIL PACK STILL GETTING NO FIRE UNLESS I JUMP A FIRE WIRE FROM BATTERY

Jul 02, 2009 | 1994 Chrysler Concorde

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Oldsmobile Alero Logo

166 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Oldsmobile Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

Are you an Oldsmobile Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...