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2001 olds alero

We just bought this used so I dont have a lot of history on the car. I did the usual when I buy a used car. I changed the air filter, spark plugs, plug wires, pcv valve. It runs great and gets good gas mileage. One problem the car starts hard sometimes. You have to crank it over more than what I feel is normal. sometimes it takes 2 or 3 times to start. The fuel filter looks new and some of the fuel line has been replaced. It has the v6 3.4 liter motor with 112,000 miles. It doesnt smoke or drip anything. The check engine light is not on. If while cranking the engine you open the throttle it starts just fine. I know that you arent suppose to do that but maybe the info will help. Thanks inadvanced.

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  • Sams61 Jun 16, 2008

    Thanks I will give it a try. It has been better since replacing the spark plug wires, now it only does it once in a while. I did clean the mass air flow sensor and the carbon from the air intake on the multi port fuel injection also. I sprayed carb cleaner in there while it was running also. It is better now but still does it once and a while.

  • rcarter506 Jul 08, 2008

    My 2001 Alero also gives me grief when I am trying to start it. Not all the time, but enough to be really annoying...won't start but when you give it some gas it takes off. My check engine light is on and the dealer said that it was a hole (rust) in the gas fill pipe. Would that cause the starting problems? I have put fuel injector cleaner in it and noticed no improvement.

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Sounds like clogged injectors try run chevron techron injector cleaner for 8 bucks it got me out of the same mess b4

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