1999 Oldsmobile Alero Consumer Discussions

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Re: Oldsmobile alero tachometer and security issues [jgarcia91]

Written by: csoane on Mar 11, 2013 1:19:57 AM

Did you end up getting it figured out? I have a 1999 Alero that started doing the same exact thing. What do you recommend that I do?

Oldsmobile Alero Starting-Stalling Problems

Re: Alero won’t start (Security light brinking) [jille58]

Written by: lovemygrandam on Aug 6, 2011 12:09:54 PM

Jille58, Sorry for your bad luck. The passlock system is the same for all Alero’s from 1999-2004. Have your mechanic go the link 2003 Oldsmobile Alero Passlock Repair on my website at http://www.bergerweb.net and follow the instructions to the letter. If the radio is locked, it’s because the mechanic removed it while the battery was connected.

This only happens on rare occasions, but to get it working again, you will have. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [appellof]

Written by: jaedee1 on Jan 11, 2010 2:34:37 PM

Yes, Daniel, this helped a lot; and indeed, we do have the same engine on our cars, so I think the configurations are the same — this should help! OK, great, so I’ll do the ignition by-pass first; if no-go, I’ll proceed with changing the fuel regulator. I plan on doing that tomorrow. I’ll post the results and await your advice on the crankshaft sensor test.

Thank you so very much. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [jaedee1]

Written by: appellof on Jan 9, 2010 7:15:43 AM

Jaedee, OK, lets start with the coils, As you are aware, the coils are just that. A coil of wire wrapped around a ferrite core. The coils will either work or not work. If you are getting any spark at all weak or strong, the coils are fine. I have a 2000Alero with the 2.4L 4 cylinder engine.

If yours is the same as mine, the starter motor is actually simple. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – Please help! [ceselli]

Written by: jaedee1 on Jan 9, 2010 1:04:05 AM

Hey, how is this endeavor against GM coming? Did the talk about this forum air yet? I wanna join in, cause I one _issed-off customer!

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [janeo22]

Written by: jaedee1 on Jan 9, 2010 12:58:55 AM

Boy I’ll be darn if the issue has been with the ignition the whole time – I’ve put in two weeks of troubleshooting so far. The thing is, I discarded the possibility of that being the issue since I read up what people on this forum have done – and went and waited my 20 minutes – and got no result. But now I’m hearing, there are different positions the key. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [appellof]

Written by: jaedee1 on Jan 9, 2010 12:30:41 AM

Thanks Daniel, for coming back to the rescue on this. Obviously, some mechanic gave me the wrong advice which caused me to brake off our previous thread. But once again, you are telling me some good stuff that I didn’t think of.

So weak spark doesn’t necessarily mean bad coils. OK, I think I know what the fuel regulator is, and I can look into changing that. Though, I don’t know. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [jaedee1]

Written by: janeo22 on Jan 8, 2010 7:41:08 AM

Yes it could! I had to put my key in, position to the first click and wait the entire night one time. Twice it sat in the dealers lot waiting out the same thing, as they could not find anything else wrong.

The thing that is happening with my 2003 Alero, is that once this happens, and it reset’s itself successfully, (the car starts) it doesn’t happen again for a couple. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [jaedee1]

Written by: appellof on Jan 8, 2010 6:55:27 AM

Jaedee1, If you are getting a weak spark then the coils are good. So there is no reason to go buy coils. Have you replaced the ignition module that connects to the coils? I have found out in years past that when a part is purchased at a salvage yard, it is a 50/50 shot if the part you are buying is really good.

Have you replaced the fuel regulator? Maybe. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [burdawg]

Written by: jaedee1 on Jan 7, 2010 7:31:20 PM

Yes, you are right! It was the wrong advice. the problem was with the tester. I used another compression tester and it held the compression at 153 153 153 135 on the cylinders.

However, my no-start problem is still persisting. I have applied every trick in the books to solve this with no success. The final stage of the car now, is that it seems to not be burning the fuel. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [jaedee1]

Written by: burdawg on Dec 21, 2009 6:45:10 PM

I think you have been given some bad advice. The type of test your talking about is called a leakdown test and that isn’t the way you do it. Also, there no way to know for sure if it is bad the reason why just by the fact that the compression doesn’t hold.

It can also be caused by a bad or burnt valve or high ring clearance. The fact that. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: trashed)! [appellof]

Written by: jaedee1 on Dec 18, 2009 5:52:24 PM

A savvy mechanic off Craigslist finally gave me the verdict over the phone: The engine has a bottom-end crack air leak – letting compression escape – that’s why when the compression is registered in the tester the needle gradually slides back down – and that’s why the car tries and acts as though it wants to start – but will never start. Pretty tricky: compression reads well yet, doesn’t hold; so. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: giving up)!) [jaedee1]

Written by: appellof on Dec 18, 2009 4:20:38 PM

Jaedee1, Don’t give up yet. Let me take apart my ALERO and check something out over the weekend. If I can find what I am looking for, then I want you to try it and see if your car will start.

Look for another response from me by Sunday evening. Daniel

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – (update: giving up)!)

Written by: jaedee1 on Dec 17, 2009 5:53:36 PM

OK, the darn thing just won’t do right. I’ve bought and replaced the MAP sensor to no avail. Added fuel in the tank – womp – no start.

Added a little bit of fuel again in the throttle – if it was fuel, this shoulda done it – again no start. I’m resorting to thinking that my timing went off – which is NOT something I plan to tackle – or. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – Please help! [appellof]

Written by: jaedee1 on Dec 17, 2009 3:26:38 PM

Thanks, Daniel, I’m really getting frustrated at this car. So far, I’m 4 days into this and $350 tool rental from Autozone. The flooded gas has now evacuated – vehicle still not starting.

Now I’m leaning towards these 4 things: 1) The MAP sensor: (although, not sure because I read up that this cannot stop the car from starting. 2) Gas: (Also not sure because, I dumped fuel in to the. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – Please help! [ceselli]

Written by: 05wagon on Dec 17, 2009 10:06:07 AM

I must repeat, I note so many of us were verysatisfied with our aleros (several of us planned to keep the car until it wore out). But instead, GM refused to investigate this problem so as to find a solution to the non starting issues. What good is a car that you can’t rely on to start. Think about that fact.

The car just won’t start for unfound reasons and it. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – Please help! [jaedee1]

Written by: ceselli on Dec 17, 2009 4:50:28 AM

More and more I just can’t believe how many of us have gotten screwd by GM. i sent a letter to ‘click and clack ‘ a radio program where they talk live about peoples car problems and well I sent them this forum site with all our problems so heres hoping it will air soon and they will call me so I can voice this live on nationalo radio. maybe. Read More

Re: 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – Please help! [jaedee1]

Written by: appellof on Dec 16, 2009 6:52:23 PM

Jaedee1, I assume you have the service manual because you gave the code number and the description. Is that the original map sensor that was on the vehicle since 1999? If it is replace it. Do you have a digital volt meter?

If you do, then check to see if you are getting approximately 1 to 2 volts AC from the Crank Shaft Position Sensor. On the connector to the Ignition. Read More

1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2.4L won’t start – Please help!

Determined OK: fuel pump, ignition, battery, timing belt, compression on cold engine: around 165 psi on all cylinders, Not passlock issue: did the 10 min. wait thing, changed all plugs. Car has COP ignition. Now, I’m getting code P0107 Map/Baro circuit low input.

While momentarily unplugging sensor harness, noticed hose from sensor to throttle body was half-way cut. Fixed that, re-plug MAP harness – still no start. Apparently, by now, the. Read More

Heads repaired

Re: GM Dealer. [ticked1]

Written by: harrie on Jun 17, 2007 8:44:19 AM

hi, I have a alero too 1999 3.4 also I was going to the dealer, no result many people have the problem with the blinking security light, nobody can fix it. why oldsmobile dont work on this problem.This is one the most stupid problems I had on a car, for the rest the car is ok, but the alarm is a big problem from olds. and never they do something about. Read More

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Re: Looking to buy. [moll]

Written by: rdeschene on Aug 9, 2005 8:56:21 AM

Here’s an article that gives an overview of the Alero and also addresses reliability issues: 1999-2004 Oldsmobile Alero Full Review My husband has done some minor repairs and maintenance to our 2000 Alero, but most of the time we take it to the service centre. We had a Corsica before our Alero, and we have found that there have been more costly repairs with this car (for example, both front wheel. Read More

Re: Aleros in the snow [casandranow]

Written by: rdeschene on Jul 5, 2005 1:33:44 PM

Keep in mind that 1999 was the first production year for the Alero, and GM still had a few bugs to work out. You might want to scan through all the postings here. It’s a long haul, I know, but it will give you an idea of some of the problems people have experienced on a fairly consistent basis.

Having said that, we own a 2000 Alero GLS, and overall we. Read More

Problems, Coil, Tires, brakes

I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero GLS, I recently discovered that I broke a Front Coil Spring after I blew 1 tire and almost my spare as well. Then it was brought to my attention that my Front Brake Rotors and Pads were completely worn after 23,000 miles, I bought it with 34,800 and they replaced the rotors and pads then. When I brought it in with a broken coil the. Read More

2000 Alero Brakes Problem

TSB, sorry it is long.

Written by: 0patience on Sep 21, 2002 10:48:02 PM

If the vehicle is under warranty, they have to cover it. If it is out of warranty, then it is your dime. Front Disc Brake Pulsation (New Rotor Run-Out Specification and Correction Method) #00-05-23-002A Front Disc Brake Pulsation (New Rotor Run-Out Specification and Correction Method) 1997-2002 Chevrolet Malibu 1997-1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass 1999-2002 Oldsmobile Alero 1999-2002 Pontiac Grand Am This bulletin is being revised to update the correction information.

Please discard Corporate. Read More

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Front end noise – Not the Brakes!

Written by: alerogrrl on Nov 26, 2001 5:56:58 AM

I have a 1999 Alero GLS. By and large I have had no problems with the car except for a persistent and very annoying problem. As the car is driven, there is a rubbing noise coming from the front end. It is not the brakes because the noise occurs whether or not the brakes are being used.

Plus the noise slows when the car slows, and speeds up when the car. Read More

helloooo

Written by: adriano on Nov 24, 2001 2:45:31 AM

hello from France Here in France Oldsmobile Alero is called Chevrolet Alero because nobody know oldsmobile, you have just 2 versions 2.4l and 3.4v6 sedan and is sold just in GLS version with automatic or manual transmision, the 2.4l cost about 147000francs (22000 dollars), i think is expensive because here at the same price you can buy a Mercedes or BMW, from 1999 till 2001 just 450 Alero was sold, people. Read More

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Written by: rdeschene on Sep 22, 2001 12:58:12 PM

I believe TSB’s #00-05-23-002 and #00-05-22-002 addressed the brake rotor problem on the 1999 Aleros. You can check with the dealer to see if this has been done to this particular car – it’ll be listed by the car’s VIN# on their computer. I believe there was a basic fix to the water intrusion thing too – you’d have to look back in the posts to find that.

As far as. Read More

Bad, BAD Alero

Written by: djdunn on Jul 16, 2001 6:53:38 PM

On October 15, 1998, I took delivery of a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero. Since that time, I have had numerous problems with this vehicle; some MAJOR and some not so major with the vehicle. Here is a brief history: While under warranty: 1. Power steering pump replaced (within 2 years of delivery) 2. Battery leaking acid (October, 2000) 3. Brakes failed due to leaking battery acid, brake lines replaced (October, 2000) 4. Read More

Scratches

Written by: rldas1 on Jun 19, 2001 12:30:16 PM

There is a technical service bulletin on window scratches. Service Bulletin Number: 98831520 Bulletin Sequence Number: 277 Date of Bulletin: 9810 NHTSA Item Number: SB602752 Make: OLDSMOBILE Model: ALERO Year: 1999 Component: VISUAL SYSTEMS:GLASS Summary: COMPLAINTS OF ONE OR MORE DOOR GLASS SCRATCHES. *YC

Fit and Finish

Somebody mentioned my Alero may be a bad apple. But just about every major auto magazine such as Car and Driver and Edmunds reviewed the Alero and other Oldsmobiles mentioned its fit and finish problems. Lets face it.

Oldsmobile, or GM for that matter can’t match the imports, or even Chrysler and Ford in terms of fit and finish. JD Power statistics can back this up. In response to SUNSETKG, I. Read More

Ah yes, the Alero

Well, the 1999 Alero is certainly a topic for discussion at my house! I have had mine less than one year, 8 trips to the dealer, 3 tows in the 8 trips, and they still cannot fix the poor thing. We have been told so many stories that it is now becoming humorous.

I love the car, but hate not having it to drive. It has been a constant problem with. Read More

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