Your car may fall under the class action suit being settled by GM due to its requirement of the use of Dexcool. It forms a brown "sludge" that causes more damage to the car. My head gasket has had to be replaced twice in less than 3 years. Search for GM and Dexcool and see what you can find about the suit. Best of luck! Another possibility is that the fan is not running while the car is on. This can be fixed easily with a hot-wire under the hood of the car that bypasses electrical systems and makes sure the fan is blowing at all times when the car is on.
Poor preventative maintenance is a leading cause of vehicle breakdowns.
a bad sensor. the alero is notorius for many bad sensors. not an expensive replacement though
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.
a cracked head
The Alero is made by Oldsmobile not Chrysler. My first suspicion would be a failed fuel pump or clogged fuel filter.
If the car has high miles, try checking the catalytic converter. If it is clogged it will cause the vehicle to lose power.
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.
As with any car, low coolant will cause this car to overheat. Common areas of coolant lose are the water pump or intake manifold gaskets. If the coolant is full, then another common problem is blown headgaskets- especially the rear head. A blown headgasket introduced compression into the cooling system causing air pocket / bubbles. This will cause an overheat.- TechJK -----------------------------------------------------------
There are a couple of reasons why a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero ac heater to stop working. The heater coil may need to be replaced or the HVAC blower motor may need to be replaced.
You will need be able to fix it as you need a machine that can cause a vacuum inside the system. You have to take it to a shop and it will be expensive.
it could be numerous posibilities. i would have my timing checked, and also m vaccum hoses, there may be a leak.
The oil pressure is dropping at this time. A clogged oil filter, clogged oil pump screen or failing oil pump can be the cause.
Could be,blown fuse, bad blower motor, bad switch, bad resistor,
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
Sounds more like a transmission mount. When you drive it if it doesnt jump when it shifts gears then more than likely its a mount.
You either have a short in the wiring somewhere or you're using a smaller amp fuse than required.
could be a faulty thermostat don't over heat it to often you'll end up blowing your heads gaskets drive safe
valve cover gaskets valve cover gaskets
What can cause a 1195 Oldsmobile to idle rough?
Engine Overheating is the major cause.
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..
LA1 3.4 L V6 The LA1 3400 ("E-code") was a bored-out version of the LG8.It kept the OHV layout of the previous engine and appeared in a car for the first time in the 1999 Pontiac Grand Am and Oldsmobile Alero.A 92 mm (3.6 in) bore with the same 84 mm (3.3 in) stroke brought the displacement to 3.4 L (3350 cc) The 3.4 L engine is known to have intake manifold gasket problems, much like all other GM v6's. This is known to cause engine damage if the owner of the car neglects to change the gaskets- so car companies have released gaskets that correct this problem for good, such as :# 1996 Chevrolet Lumina APV/Pontiac Trans Sport/Oldsmobile Silhouette # 1997-2004 Chevrolet Venture/Pontiac Montana/Pontiac Trans Sport/Oldsmobile Silhouette # 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero GL/GLS # 1999-2005 Pontiac Grand Am SE/GT # 2002-2005 Pontiac Aztek/Buick Rendezvous # 2000-2005 Chevrolet Impala # 2000-2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
I doubt it. I have a 01 Alero that had to have a new fuel pump at about 100,000. If you have a leaking regulator, you need to replace it. It is a fire hazard. The symptoms for the bad fuel pump were normal function then it would just stop working. When it cooled down it would work again.