alero intake manifold torque specs
Hi..I recently had troubles with my alero, and it was the intake manifold gasket, which i guess is a common problem with 2000 alero's...i would get that checked out
The Lower Intake Manifold gasket. Do a search on that in Google, the Chevy Malibu and the Pontiac Grand Am and the Alero all have the same motor with the same problem. Yay!
you can go to any auto parts store and get a Hayes repair manual this will tell you how to fix your problems. Hope that will help with your intake gasket problems
$2200 is what I spent but it was head gasket and intake gaskets.
On a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero, the knock sensor is located on the engine block. It may be bolted to the intake manifold, or to either side of the block.
Drop lower transmission pan Oil will run out Change filter and gasket
Remove the valve cover retaining bolts. Remove the valve cover gasket and clean the gasket surface. Put the new valve cover gasket on and return the valve cover to its original position.
These cars do not have a distributor or gasket. They are run on a coil pack which is controlled by the ECM.
Any parts store can provide you with the correct gasket.
As Long as Your Alero has a 3.4, You should be good. #1 - You will need to change the timing cover, some of the pulleys are in a different spot. #2 - The motor mounts are different, they will need to be changed over. #3 - The fuel rails connect in a different spot on the engine, you can change them if you want, but it's not necessary. FYI - 3.4 is notorious for Lower Intake Manifold Issues until 2004. The gaskets leak because they are plastic. If you're going to buy a used motor, look for coolant in the oil and around that manifold area first before you buy. The gasket set is about $120, and it takes a few hours to replace them.
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The cost to replace the head gasket of a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero costs between $20 to $190. This depends on where the part is bought, the brand of the park and any costs concerning labor or shipping.
Take the old one out and put the new one in. You will have to remove the rubber snorkel from filter to intake plenum in order to get at the filter.
Sometimes the coolant will burn away before hitting the ground, and you will not see it. A pressure test needs to be done on the system. Some common areas of leaks on the 3.4 v6 is the intake manifold gaskets, water pump, or headgaskets. - TechJK ------------------------
To change the antifreeze on a 2003 Alero once the car cools remove that radiator pressure cap. Pour in a gallon of pre mixed coolant.
Seeing smoke from the tailpipe usually means your engine is leaking something thru a gasket. There are multiple gaskets as well that could be leaking. ou have to determine what fluid id leaking (coolant or oil (or both)). The color ofthe smoke helps tell what type of fluid is leaking. White - coolant / blue/black - oil. Coolant - usually leaks thru the intake gasket which is VERY VERY common on Alero's. They now have a better grade intake gasket available. I just replaced mine on my 99 (under warranty thankfully). It costs around $500. Oil - you could be burning oil from worn piston rings, crankshaft seal, gasket, cracked part or head gasket (where it mixes with coolant). To find out what is leaking - check the level of coolant in the reservoir and monitor the level over the course of a week or two. If it gets lower, you are leaking coolant. Same for oil. Get an oil change and then check the level every week to see if you are gradually getting lower. you can also have a shop do a compression test of the engine. Hope this helps.
The O2 senors will be in the exhaust system. They may be in the exhaust manifold all the way to the convertor. You can locate them easily. They will be the only thing in the pipe or manifold that have wires attached to them.
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on my 2002 alero I havw the 2.2 4cylinder ecotec engine, on the intake there is a cover that says 2.2, remove the four bolts and the plugs are down in the little cylinder holes mine require a 5/8 spark plug socket and you will also need an extension.
Could be a few different things. Spark Plug, plug wire, coil, injector, ignition module (these are most common) Head gasket, cracked intake, mechanical (ie valve,piston,cam etc) (less common)