Question about 2000 Oldsmobile Alero
My car starts fine when it is warm out but since it's gotten colder my car will not start. I have bought numerous parts for it and it still won't start. If I go out with a hair dryer or a torch and heat it up under the hood it will start after about 10 or 15 mins of warming up the box under the hood. I have tried crank sensors and everything but nothing will help. Any suggestions???????
It may be a little late but this is for the people that still continue to face this problem like I did for years with no resolution. NOBODY would ever post what fixed their problem. My car, oldsmobile alero, had a no start in cold weather the past two winters. It would turn over but not start in temps below 35-36 f. I replaced numerous underhood things before I found out heating the inside of the car would allow it to start. I found this video and performed the swap and its been running right since. Good luck.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIXmd8SCGzI
Posted on Dec 14, 2014
Replace the fuel pressure regulator. I took a really close look at mine. The fuel pressure was within spec, but at closer examination I found that it was leaking and also causing that erratic idle from 400-1500 rpms.
My 2000 had all the exact same problems as yours
Posted on Jan 25, 2009
Take ur battery out and get it tested if ur battery is old then your vehical will have a very hard time turning over.
Posted on Dec 09, 2008
If its the igniton switch gm has a recall for those. should be able to call the dealer and have it replaced for free. i replaced mine with a junkyard one and then i got the paper in the mail after i junked the car.
Posted on Jan 20, 2015
I have the same problem and one simple solution that works for me is, go to Auto Zone and buy one of the Techron solution concentrated ($7.99 for 12 oz, buy one get one free as shown on Auto Zone in store ads), and put that in your near empty gas tank one whole bottle, fill the gas tank to full with 93 octain gas, take your car on the free way and drive for 1 hour. That Techron will clean up everything, your fuel injector and all the bad stuff in your car.
Please post your result after you guys try it out.
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
Have any of you tried replacing your spark plugs and wires.
Posted on Apr 09, 2009
Okay, so it ISN'T the ignition coils or ignition control module on my car. Tried it and it didn't work though it DOES run much, much smoother. It looks like if it isn't the fuel pressure regulator (which I haven't replaced yet since a poster said it wasn't the prob.) then we're down to an electrical problem with maybe a bad fuse or something. Gonna go get some new box fuses this week and hopefully we'll see! :)
Posted on Jan 31, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: car won't start when it's cold
The ignition switch is bad. I had mine replaced. Saturn found 2 error codes that came up. You can also use a hair dryer I was told and warm up the switch. I hope this helped.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
SOURCE: car won't start when it's cold
Depending on the type of car engine you have, any of these three causes of car start-up failure during ambient cold temperatures may apply to your situation:
And here are the causes of cloud of smoke:
Likely, your cause of smoke has to do with the air control or fuel regulator, as either of these is somewhat responsible for your initial start-up difficulties.
Hope this helps! Brad
Posted on May 26, 2009
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