Blown Head Gasket Seal Of This Might Hurt


pretty bad
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
199,650 miles
Total Complaints:
1 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero engine problems

engine problem

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2001 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 222010

Alero 3.4L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 199,650 miles


I bought this car in Feb of 2010 , It had 186,340 miles on it when I bought it , i have never taken it on a very long drive or out of state for that matter, I have driven it within the state the longest trip i have been on is 4 hrs away but in the same state. When I bought the car the dealer that i bought it from, I didn't notice or even think to look at the rotors or brakes but they put NEW brake Pads on BAD rotors, So i had to replace ALL rotors and breaks right away + then I have recently replaced ALL the hoses, thinking that was part of the problem, + I had the water pump go bad and it wasn't just leaking as my ex husband says it was just crying and balling I have put about i'd say $600 .... Then it started to over heat AFTER we did a Radiator Flush when we replaced the water pump, hoses, SPARK plugs because they also had Different style Spark plugs in each plug, I was going to put new wires here soon but my car started to over heat ALLLLLLLL the time, somebody told me it was the radiator well its not the radiator @ ALL so i'm glad i didnt waste money on that one. This car is a POS and the dealer (BELTERS USED CAR - CLINTON , OKLA) Knew it had , had Water in the engine before, but they didnt tell me that UNTIL AFTER I signed the papers and it was TOO late. I spent $1200 on this car, Although it was a low amount of money that was ALL the money i had, I called today after finding out that when they did the Block Test and after 30 seconds yes i did say 30 Seconds it IMMEDIATELY turned GREEN on the test and he knew that there was CO2 getting into the engine.

So now i have one or two options

1. Trying to find a Rebuilt Engine and hope and pray its in good shape and it works and has no problems and that they tell the truth.

2. Fixing the head or heads and praying that the Rings and pistons , I know the lifters are going out shoot it may not of been the lifters at all it could of been knocking a little cause of the heads.

or my third and last option Selling my CAR to a salvage yard and getting rid of it and hoping and praying that i can find a car with in a decent reasonable amount.

- , Weatherford / Hydro, OK, USA

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