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2003 Alero I have a 2003 alero v-6 engine. I have 2 problems. The blinker noise stays on even when the blinker is off. And a few days ago my car died as I was driving in traffic. I am unable to start it. It makes the starting noise but will not turn over. Several people have told me that it may be the coil or crank sensor. I guess the fuel is not getting to the engine. It is not getting any spark. Do you have any suggestions? I just paid about $500 to get new wheel bearings. I hope this is an inexpensive fix. Thanks for your response.

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  • Helpontheway Jul 22, 2008

    I am sorry I meant to say that the engine gets fuel, but no spark. No, the security lite is not flashing and I am sure it is not the timing belt. I think I may have to put in a shop. This car is full of problems. Thanks for your help.

  • Helpontheway Jul 31, 2008

    Turned out to be the fuel pump, another $530. I've only had this car for a year and I have spent over $1000 on repairs.Not happy!

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    I have 2002 Alero.. had had less than 3 yrs. replaced window, engine block, blinker stays on also when not driving. Also, car just died when I was driving .. everything killed. Changed fuel filter, and checked the sensor no luck.. think its fuel pump. how do I get to with out going under car is it possible to access from the trunk?


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If your security lite is blinking on the dash board with the key on then your security fuel line is locked.
quick fix leave the key in the ignition for 10 minutes IN THE ON POSITION <===very important to leave key in for ten minutes on the on position! security lite should stop blinking and fuel will get into the lines you may need to spray some quick start in the intake
remove the air filter hose and spray in the intake and start her up.
you may have the same problem I ran into and have to turn your key on don't start the car ye wait about ten seconds with key on on position the turn it over should stop the security lite from coming on all the time and locking the fuel lines. let me know if this worked

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I had the same problem with my alero about four months back. The problem was my ignition switch had a part broken inside it. Mine kept doing the same thing. If you take it in the cost was around 600 to get it fixed. If don't the ignition switch will eventuly fry your fuel pump or relay box like it did mine and you will have to replace those too. Good luck

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The problem for the blinkers keep making the noise even whent the blinkers is off is inside the steering colum the whole blinker switch needs to be replaced the top plastic cover needs to be taken off to acess the switch one screw holds it in. Had the same problem

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Do you still need some advise or you send it to the shop allready

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On this car, the blinker unit is the same one for the emergency flashers and the directional signals. Are you sure you have no fuel AND no spark to the engine? Very rare, but it could happen, I guess. Your wheel bearings have no effect on the engine. It's also possible that you've slipped a timing belt, just to add to the possible list of things to check.

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