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Engine Quit Running Seal Of This Might Hurt


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
107,293 miles
Total Complaints:
3 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. repairs required a new timing chain kit and cylinder head (1 reports)
  3. replaced timing chain (1 reports)
2002 Oldsmobile Alero engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #3

Feb 012011

Alero 2.2L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 120,000 miles


car ran great then boom stop running wasnt the normal sercuity problem got car home found broke timing chain replaced it marks all where they sound be cranks good sparks good has gas but no start

- , Maricopa, AZ, USA

problem #2

Jan 062011

Alero GLS 3.2L V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 132,056 miles

OK we bought our Alero 2002 in '05 used from find a car who as we know are now gone. The issues are simple. The POS engine sucks. I've replaced it three times. The gaskets. The type of rad fluid eats thru the gaskets. So at 2000.00/engine and the cost and now the Oil lamp, battery lamp and security lamp are on and now again wont start. Do I go to the garage again? or should I junk it? I only have 7 more payments. I'm glad Olds is gone because this kind of junk needs to be off the road.

- , Foxboro, ON, canada

problem #1

Dec 192007

Alero Ecotec 2.2L 4 cyl

  • Automatic transmission
  • 69,823 miles

This was a life-threatening situation for myself and other motorists. Stranded and had to be towed to the nearest city 35 miles away over 125 miles away from my home. The timing chain had snapped causing damage to the cylinder head. Had to pay the towing charge and rent a car for 8 days. This engine is advertised as having a maintenance free timing chain. The defective part was the timing chain tensioner, which was redesigned in 2004 to prevent this type of extensive engine damage and life threatening situation. GM could have either issued a recall to correct this problem or this defective part could have been replaced when the vehicle was getting its 60000-mile maintenance on 3/29/07 while it was still under warranty.

- , Kennesaw, GA, USA

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