Question about 2001 Oldsmobile Alero
Just purchased my alero with the 2.4L engine and an automatic tranny. Now the car stalls like it isn't getting fuel or the transmission isn't shifting or something. It wont even go 15mph. It currently has 165,000 mile, I checked the tranny fluid and it was only 5 quarts low, but hasn't seemed leak any since I have filled it. Just wondering what could be causing it not to gain speed.
My alero lost power and it turned to have had a blown head gasket. Get a compression test to find out.
Posted on Aug 13, 2008
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engine and the automatic transmission (transmission control is only
for automatics, engine is still computer controlled no matter the
transmission type) in this vehicle are computer controlled and in
most cases when a fault occurs a fault code is stored in the memory
of the computer control module. There are exception to this, such as
the Mass Airflow Meter and fuel pressure problems. What must be done
is to have all the basic testing done such as a scan of the system
for fault codes as well as a check with a live data scanner tool for
engine functions that are not within range of normal, a trained
technician is required to know what is correct and what isn't, then
based on careful diagnostics done from a factory repair manual the
correct part is replaced or the wiring repaired or the computer
replaced (known as the PCM), which is very rarely the problem. Other
basic checks must be done as well such as mechanical problems with
the engine as well as engine state of tune and mileage on the engine.
The transmission can have mechanical issues as well such as no gear
engagement at all or a failed pump or other pressure related
problems. In addition have a fuel pressure leakdown test run.
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