Question about 2002 Oldsmobile Alero
I got an 2001 Alero from my sister with what we thought was a fuel pump problem. So we tested the fuel pump with a battery and some test wires. it turned out that wasn't the problem at all. After that i read about a security system problem on line so i checked that and that isn't the problem. We tested the relay separately from the car the same way as the fuel pump. The relay works fine. after more testing we discovered that all the relays and fuses hooked witch receive power with the key aren't getting enough power to work properly. what could cause all this? The ignition switch is behind the entire dash so it is very hard to remove. Dose any one have any advice for me. As of now we are going to take out the ignition switch and test the power to and from it to determine what the problem is. Please help me some one.
1.Disconnect the battery
2.Replace the fuel pump relay
3.Turn key to on position
5.Wait one minute
6. Start the car and hope for the best. Good luck
**Ps make sure your gas tank is topped off i did this after reading numerous post
This worked for me, as far as the "crank but wont start problem" that everyone has been having.
Posted on Apr 02, 2010
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Posted on Aug 10, 2012
There is a common problem with the Oldsmobile Alero which involves a frustrating and intermittent power failure. A faulty wire leading from the fuel pump relay to the fuel pump was discovered by a very experienced mechanic on one of these cars after a consumer spent hundreds fighting with the car stalling periodically. A bad ground could involve just a broken or exposed insulation from a small wire or just corrosion at one end. You might try to use a replacement wire to jump around the faulty wiring OR hire someone to put the vehicle on a rack and trace the wiring with a tester all the way to the bad spot.
Posted on Apr 09, 2010
Could be a loose ground but all a relay does is a small wire controls a larger wire with more current flowing so it would be on the larger wire side.
Posted on Mar 20, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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