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sounds like window is leaning. you might have to physically hold window in alignment then try putting it down. if not remove the other plastic piece and take window out, replace window mounts and put window back in.

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Aug 27, 2019

Located on the very bottom of the radiator is a Large hose and the Drain Valve is there, open the valve, drain all the fluid, open the top of the radiator, hold a running water hose to fill the radiator, start the car find the balance of water flow, in the water hose and the drain. When the engine is warm about 3-5 minutes. It will then start cycling through the engine you may need to increase water hose flow now to keep the radiator full. Flush for 2-3 minutes or until crisp clear water is draining from the Drain valve. Turn off the car let all water drain completely. Then fill with Coolant. Water mix of 50%/50% coolants are suggested for summer time operation.

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on May 09, 2019

You need a separate scan tool for that because they are on separate computers.

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 14, 2019

Consiatted... Omfg dude!! You nailed it!!! I've been having same issue in my Alero for 2 years and pushing down on it worked!! You are awesome!! Thanks! I have a subwoofer and great speakers in my car but prefer the stock deck.. less electrical issues... I was gonna put a new deck in this weekend but scratch that thanks to you :)

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Mar 13, 2019

4 cyl? Look slightly below/beside the oil filter.

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Jan 08, 2019

Which engine does it have ? 3.4 or 2.4 l

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 28, 2018

The fact the heater no longer produces hot air might be significant or coincidence. Sometimes a temperature gauge fault can produce the false belief an engine is overheating.

If it overheated while the coolant was leaking it is possible it loosened enough sludge to block the radiator and/or heater matrix. It could also have caused a 17 years old head gasket to begin failing. Below are some notes I prepared for my customers...

Cylinder Head Gaskets
A few explanatory notes...

The cylinder head gasket is a complex seal within the engine intended to keep cooling water, engine oil and the combustion process separate.

The life of a cylinder head gasket is very stressful and deterioration begins the moment a new engine is started for the first time and continues at a rate depending on the usage and the design of the engine.

It is almost inevitable that the cylinder head gasket will fail at sometime in the life of the engine and replacement will be needed.
Occasionally a complete head gasket failure is sudden (and disastrous for the engine as serious overheating can take place) but mostly symptoms or clues indicating the continuing deterioration of the gasket is resulting in it failing to do its job properly are present for a long time before complete failure occurs...

When two, or more, of the following symptoms are present most or all of the time it is time to seek help and advice: -

  1. Residual pressure in a cold cooling system.
  2. Pressure in cooling system immediately or very soon after start-up (while still cold).
  3. Abnormal amount of bubbles seen rising through coolant expansion bottle (if it is clear plastic) while the engine is running.
  4. Misfire occurring regularly on start-up that clears rapidly (cold or just-warm engine).
  5. Steady coolant loss but no external leaks.
  6. Abnormally large amounts of vapour from the tailpipe continuing longer than normal and might be accompanied by a spray of water. Some vapour and some droplets of water are normal, especially in cooler weather.
  7. Unusual or erratic heater operation (warm/cold not electric fan) often accompanied by unusual temperature gauge indications.
  8. Engine oil level does not fall in spite of usage or even seems to be getting higher: oil might also have a lighter coloured or creamy appearance than is usual.
  9. Oily residue floating on top of coolant.
  10. Emulsion present under oil filler cap and/or dipstick. Some emulsion (or mayonnaise) is usual for many engines under some circumstances.

Head gasket replacement is not a routine operation and it usually is not possible to predict the amount of work required before dismantling has taken place. For reasons of long term economy and reliability it might also be advisable to have other work carried out at the same time, such as timing belt replacement, valve stem oil seal replacement, etc.

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Feb 11, 2018

fixya has no way of telling what leak there is . we can not inspect the car but labor prices have went up from a long time ago .

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Dec 01, 2017

The instrument cluster is the problem , buy a used one from a auto salvage yard for $20 buck's an see if it work's then . Then send your's to a Automotive electronics remanufacturing company .
Reman Auto Electronics Auto ECM Electronics

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 27, 2017

don't spend money guessing
have the fault codes read first then fix what is indicated
could be an EVAP problem not venting the tank
could be a camshaft position sensor
could e a failed cat converter locking the exhaust

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Nov 17, 2017

Key barrel has worn out. I would replace it. I can probably find the procedure if you want to do it yourself. Just let me know.

2000 Oldsmobile... | Answered on Sep 08, 2017

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