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Intermittent Engine Whine/Noise

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4.0

definitely annoying
Typical Repair Cost:
No data
Average Mileage:
150,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
2001 Oldsmobile Alero engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #1

Dec 202011

Alero GLS 2.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 150,000 miles

A D V E R T I S E M E N T S

This intermittent whining noise is possibly the timing chain/chain tensioner/chain guides in the very early stages of failure. Since the noise hasn't yet made an appearance when I have had the car in front of a GM mechanic, no one can say what it is. If it is the timing chain, it must be replaced before it slips because this is an interference engine and the pistons will crunch the valves...BIG repair bill if this happens...

- , Phoenix, AZ, USA

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