Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
My 2001 HAD the same problem. Whenever it doesn't start, I go underneath my car and hi the gas tank about 5 times in 5 diff places. Starts up every time for the past 2 years. I only have to do this once a month or so.
Posted on Oct 22, 2008
I replaced the coil pack, crank sensor, and the fuel pump and none of those helped. But when I replaced the ignition that seemed to cure the problem. It has been 5 weeks since I replaced it and it has been starting great since then. Knock wood. However, I do think Alero's are not dependable cars and I plan to sell mine as soon as I can afford to buy another car.
Posted on Sep 02, 2008
Solution #3 says: I read on another site that this is usually caused by a security measure in the keypack. the simple way to deal with it is to turn the key to the "ON" possition for 10 minutes, turn it off for 5 seconds, then start again. seem to work for everyone.
I AGREE. I just had my GMC Dealer try to "code" the radio and they said the ignition switch & all those electrical things that have to do with clock/radio/EBS/ trac/check engine light - everything, has a "short in it!" Evidently this part on most Aleros have that problem. The 'in a pinch' solution from what THEY told me was the same as GUEST. "Turn key ON - wait 10-15 min to 'reset' then try to start car".
I don't have a long term solution yet but it's a big problem although it happens sporadically!
Posted on Apr 11, 2009
I read on another site that this is usually caused by a security measure in the keypack. the simple way to deal with it is to turn the key to the "ON" possition for 10 minutes, turn it off for 5 seconds, then start again. seem to work for everyone
Posted on Sep 09, 2008
My 01 Alero is having the same problems..... right now it wont start at all and i am afraid of burning out the starter by trying to start it..... my car has done this b4 and i replaced the coil packs and the housing as well as the ignition module.... seemed to work for aboutn 6 months but still having the same problem....
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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