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Olds Aurora EVAP smoke test

I have a 2003 Oldsmobile Aurora Final 500. Replaced the manifold gasket and Catalytic Converter over the past 4 weeks, and was planning to replace a bad coil pack this week. I do not drive more than 80 – 100 miles a week, usually less. The car ran good except for a misfire that could…

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Is This A 1949 Oldsmobile?

Hi, I have a question. We have a few pictures of a ’’supposedly’’ 1949 Oldsmobile. We aren’t convinced that it’s a ’49. Could we send you a few pictures, and you could possibly confirm the exact yr/model of Olds’ it actually is? We would certainly appreciate any info you could answer on her. Thank you!…

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1999 Oldsmobile Alero Whistling Noise

I have a 1999 Oldsmobile Alero and it’s making a whistling noise. Sounds like it’s coming from the vacuum pack at the rear end. It will be fine when I first start it but then after about 2 miles of driving it starts making the noise. It will do it no matter if I’m driving…

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1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Overheats and Blown Engine

Hello. Wow it’s free? Most of these charge money. Yes we are. Well just a few questions…car is a 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1L 3100. I have a pro GM mechanic of 20 years working on this thing. I bought car 56000 on it last year with really bad coolant in it, oil was great. Had…

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2000 Oldsmobile Alero Won’t Go When Hitting The Gas

I changed the mass airflow sensor and o2 sensor in my 2000 Oldsmobile Alero but when I crank it up it runs till I push the gas. What is the problem? Would you know? Mechanic JK: Hi Jerry. Can you clarify your problem. What do you mean when you say it runs till you push…

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2001 Oldsmobile Bravada Is Hard To Start

I have a 2001 Olds Bravada and have a hard time getting it started. What I usually have to do is turn the key on an off about 3-4 times before I actually try to turn it over. It will usually turnover on the second try. What could be causing this starting problem? ProTech: Probably…

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Oldsmobile Silhouette Belt Pulley Replacement

I have a 2002 Oldsmobile Silhouette and the main drive pulley appears to have a sleeve on it (the grooved part of pulley) and it popped off how do I put it back on or does it need replaced. ProTech: Just so I am clear. You have the pulley off the car and the sleeve has…

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrique Won’t Crank When I Turn The Key

Live Chat My 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue does nothing once I turn the key!? ProTech: Is the battery dead? No new battery, and I have power till I turn the key… A common problem with your car is the ignition switch. Power is not getting directed through the switch as it should. You can try tapping on…

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1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass Engine Light and Transmission Problems

Hey I have 1999 Oldsmobile Cutlass 3.1 liter vin J motor. When I go to accelerate up a hill the car kicks in out of overdrive(rpms surge between 2500-3000.) Any idea what it could be? ProTech: It sounds like the beginning of a transmission problem if it’s hunting for gears on an incline. I just had…

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2000 Oldsmobile Intrique Coolant Boiling Over and Gauge Reads Hot

This is a long shot by me and hope that you will help me. I have a 2000 Oldsmobile Intrigue. I got new and have been keeping it up since. You have probably heard of this engine running hot during the winter time ( for those of us that live in cold states) but normal…

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How To Change Belt – Interior Light Stay On

What do I need to take loose to change a serpentine belt on a 1997 Oldsmobile Achieva. ProTech: Which engine do you have? 2.4L four cylinder. The 2.4 engines are relatively easy to change the belt. You just need to release the tensioner to get the belt off, and install a new one. Nothing else…

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2003 Olds Alero Transmission or Catalytic Converter Problem

I have a Oldsmobile 2003 Alero with 67000 miles on it. Yesterday the speedometer started going up and down by itself and wont register. Also the car jerks if you go past 30 MPH and it feels like the speed of the car has to catch up with how hard I’m pressing down on the gas. …

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