Intake Manifold Gasket Failure Seal Of This Might Hurt


fairly significant
Typical Repair Cost:
Average Mileage:
89,500 miles
Total Complaints:
2 complaints

Most Common Solutions:

  1. not sure (1 reports)
  2. replaced intake manifold gasket (1 reports)
2002 Oldsmobile Alero engine problems

engine problem

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2002 Oldsmobile Alero Owner Comments

problem #2

Nov 142007

Alero GLS V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 60,000 miles


It sucked, I had to get a stupid gasket replaced and it cost $600. I've heard the "new and improved" coolant caused it. Ya know, the GENIUSES at GM came up with Dex cool or whatever the hell it's called. It eats up gaskets. Just glad it wasn't my head gaskets, which I've heard other ppl have had to get those replaced because of it.

- , Peoria Heights, IL, USA

problem #1

Jul 232009

Alero V6

  • Automatic transmission
  • 119,000 miles

Alero is worse car I've ever owned. Now it's the intake manifold gasket, which I guess GM was being sued for, but so much for that since they are out of business. I have owned Japanese cars up until this one, and I have a Subaru in my driveway that my son drives and the thing never has anything wrong with it with over 200,000 miles. The Alero has had the most inconvenient problems like the gears in the windows breaking. I had to replace two so far and a third one is making noise. The knobs on the dashboards fall off. The security system at times doesn't allow my to start my car, which I found a remedy for: keep the key in the "on" position for 10 mintes until the security lights go off and you car starts like magic. I just replaced a major part in my mufller called a catalytic converter for $500. I had a dent in one of my aluminum wheels that caused the tires to wobble when driving and it cost $500 to replace the rim. I was lucky and found a place in TX that had one for $100. Good riddens to GM--it's not wonder they went out of business--they made a lousy product!

- , Bristol, CT, USA

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