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Monsterous Oil Consuption, Loss Of Power Seal Of This Might Hurt


really awful
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
87,000 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. replace the engine (1 reports)
2002 Oldsmobile Alero engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 092007

Alero 2.2L Ecotech

  • Manual transmission
  • 87,000 miles


What happened to GM. They were A great company. The car had regular oil changes (every 3000 miles). The car ran smooth, 1 day and the next day the engine light came on. Took it to my mechanic and the scan said the oxygen sensor was bad. While the hood was up I checked the oil and there was hardly any on the stick. Took 4 jugs of oil to get home and losing power all the way. Maybe dropped a valve guide. The engine is now toast. I check my oil 1 time a week. I guess this is GM junk!!! Ford / mazda are great. Have a little piss pot Aspire with 250 000 miles and it works great. Yay ford /mazda

- , bridgewater, NS, Canada

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