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NHTSA — Engine And Engine Cooling: Cooling System Problems Seal Of This Might Hurt


definitely annoying
Crashes / Fires:
0 / 0
Injuries / Deaths:
0 / 0
Average Mileage:
32,200 miles

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero cooling system problems

cooling system problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #2

Jun 242006

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 64,400 miles


4/18/05: Lower intake leaking badly, replaced lower intake gaskets & cleaned all parts under warranty. Coolant in oil. 6/24/06: Advised that coolant leaking into oil again. Advised of need to replace upper intake and valve cover gaskets.

- Davie, FL, USA

problem #1

Apr 262004

Alero 6-cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • miles
I have a 2001 Oldsmobile Alero gls. The car is less than 3 years old and has less than 40,000 miles on it. I noticed that the coolant light kept going on. I looked under the car initially and did not see any leakage. I added 50/50 dex-cool to the resevoir. All was well for about two weeks. Then the light came on again. This continued for the next month. I started noticing leakage. After reviewing where the leakage is coming from, I have determined that it is right abive where the thermostat where there is a bolt that attaches the intake manifold to the engine.

- Depew, NY, USA

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