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I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero V6. It will turn over, but not start. Fuel pump is new. AAA driver suggested that it could be electrical. Seems like it's just not getting a spark, but according to him fuses are fine. any ideas?

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    yadayada Jun 05, 2010

    what fault codes do u have?



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Solution 1 is right. After the first time my alero wouldnt start i put my keey in the acc position for a while and it started up just fine but now i have to do it atleast onca a week though.

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Its your security light. put key in ignition until the security light goes off. turn key all the way off after. then start it. should start right up.

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I belive that engine has a coail pack for each cylinder, check those, along with tthe crank sensior

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Why won't my 2001 Alero (2.4) start?

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The fuel pump replacement is more work and more money. The part costs between $100 and $150 to buy nif your a DIY, or about $650 for parts & labor at a repair shop. The fuel pump is located inside the gas tank, so the gas tank will need to be dropped if the pump is to be replaced.

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My 2001 oldsmobile alero starts, but when I go to take off it seems as it is not getting fuel, it drives very rough and is slow to accelerate. The fuel filter has been changed. Hooked up to a computer...

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Car wil crank but will not start

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I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero, 3400 V6.

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Sep 21, 2009 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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it could possible be your fuel pump. If your fuel filter is going bad that want stop it from starting. I have a 2002 alero. I done have both fuel pump and fuel filter go bad. so i have a little experience with them.

Jun 29, 2009 | 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

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Alero will crank awhile before it finally starts w/ more details

May have small fuel leak or fuel pump sending unit leak down. Or fuel pump psi low.

After 30 minutes try this turn key on. do not try to start wait 10 seconds turn key off then on again 10 seconds then try & start if it starts right away fuel system is losing PSI either back through the fuel pump or a leak in line. If you can find no leaks would suggest replace fuel pump & assembly.
Another possible but rare fuel injectors may be leaking fuel over time & dropping PSI needed for start up.

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I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero V6. The car turns over and sometimes will start and run for a few seconds before it cuts out. It also cuts out when I attempt to give it gas while parked after the engine...

when it dies out try shooting a little fuel into the throat of your throttle body or air cleaner and see if it starts back up .. if it does you have a fuel problem like clogged filter or bad pump , thanks Jerry holler if you need more.

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