Go to auto zone and have the codes read for free. This may cure both problems. Mine did the same thing... it was a sensor in the wheel bearing that went bad. Apparently, it is not an uncommon issue. I have replaced 4 bearings (only in the front wheels).
I totally believe that you will never find a carb kit for your alero cause it does not have a carb it is a fuel injected engine.
The RPMs and the engine of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero might surge if there is a problem with the oxygen or fuel sensor. It may also surge if there is a problem with the fuel injectors or the fuel filter.
It definitely is a possible cause of it jerking, if it's not an engine mount, service the transmission
YOU NEED TO GO INTO YOUR GM DEALER AND HAVE THE SERVICE DEPARTMENT REPROGRAM THE CARS COMPUTER !
The service engine soon, or check engine, light is reset with a scan tool after repairing the cause of the trouble codes.
Yes. Your Check Engine light or Service Engine Soon light.
The service code stays in the computer until it is cleared. Whatever the problem is, even if its fixed wont cause the light to turn off. To clear the engine codes, disconnect the negative terminal of the battery and leave it disconnected for 15 minutes, then re-attach it.
Ambient temperature Should have no effect on Service engine light Have vehicle scanned to determine the problem
No, but something that could cause uneven idle could cause the check engine light to turn on.No, but something that could cause uneven idle could cause the check engine light to turn on.
Tire pressure will not cause a check engine light.
need a new engine most likely. driving dry or on low oil for a few miles will cause that..it will be cheaper for you to just get a used engine with lower miles from a junk yard than taking it apart and rebuilding it..
the cause of this indicates one or more spark plugs,and/or coils need replacing
After repairing the cause of the code, you can clear it with a scan tool.
Yes, it may cause a miss that will trigger the check engine light.
water could cause a service engine light to come on, for example, ignition systems are sensitive to moisture and could cause a misfire and turn the light on. You need to find out what code the computer has set. Some auto parts stores have scan tools to loan.
hi - we have a 2004 olds alero and have question about fuel milage . we get at best 16.3 mpg city ,is this normal ?
You won't, cause there isn't one.
A malfunctioning sensor can cause the service engine light to stay on. A glitch in the computer can also cause the light to stay on.
It is possible, anything that could affect the emissions of the vehicle can turn the check engine light on.
a bad sensor. the alero is notorius for many bad sensors. not an expensive replacement though
The check engine light (service engine soon) comes on and stays on when a problem is detected by the self diagnosis system of your vehicle. Generally, the problem is in the emissions or something that is affecting the effectiveness of the emissions, but other causes can trigger the light to come on, too. To determine the cause, the vehicle will need to be taken to AutoZone or a shop that has an OBD2 scanner, or for 1995 and earlier models, an OBD1 scanner, While a scanner will not give you the magic answer, it will give you a code that narrows down the problem area.
There can be many resons for this. A common cause for this is an air pocket in the cooling system if the 3.4l v6 engine. Air pockets can be cause by low coolant level, or more serious engine problems- I.E. leaking intake manifold gaskets, blown head gaskets.
The Ford Explorer service light will come on to tell you of a problem. The issue could be minor, or could result in loss of fuel economy, or cause engine failure over time.
Poor preventative maintenance is a leading cause of vehicle breakdowns.
saftey reasons it probably has a saftey switch in the fuel pump for when u start going to fast it shuts gas off to the engine