Car wont start and when try to start there is no humming sound

70

Asked by Dec 17, 2013 at 01:29 PM about the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Put in a new fule pump and my car
still wont start

13 Answers

70

Why wont car start

5 of 5 people found this helpful.
2,185

have you checked for blown fuses? also try swapping your fuel pump relay with one similar like a/c or abs NOT AIRBAG! and if that solves your issue. replace relay

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
70

I have tried that also... could it be the alternater? Should I just junk the car... I dont know what's wrong with it. No money either its all bad

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
2,185

no would not be the alternator. does your battery have a good charge? if you have a volt meter place it on the battery 12.5 and up is ok. the higher the better.

2,185

i would suggest disconnecting the batter, and cleaning all your grounds. and then reconnect the battery. it will reset your computer at the same time. if that fails i have another suggestion.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.
2,185

does this photo match your fuse block?

2 of 2 people found this helpful.
40

Does security light blink after attempt to start (with key still in on position)? If so, wait until security light stops blinking (could be several minutes), turn key off and try to start. My '01 Alero does same thing every now and then.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
90

I have a 2003 Oldsmobile Alero 3400 V6 and everytime I turn the key over to crank it the engine turns over but it wouldn't start but it could be anybody can tell me what's the problem

7 of 7 people found this helpful.
90

I change the spark plugs I change the starter change crank sensor it still wouldn't start when I turn the key off what it can be

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
30

it's usually the fuel pump. You have to listen carefully to see if the fuel pump has run. The car will start after the fuel pump runs.... problem is why doesn't the fuel pump run each time. It can be 1. the fuel pump relay. 2. a pressure regulator. And that is usually all that it is. If it doesn't crank at all and you are sure your battery is good then it is the security lockout (the security light stays on in this case). The code chip in the key's plastic handle some how has lost its data, or the car forgot the data.... either way it can seem like there is an expensive repair in store. But there is no cost at all in the fix. The Fix 1. Turn the key to the start position (if you are trying to crank the engine, you've gone one too far) and leave the key in that position for exactly 10 min. 2. Turn the key to off for 4 seconds. 3. Now immediately start the car. The code should now be re-programed and you will be fine until a couple of months down the road when the car forgets the code again, then re- do this procedure.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
30

I have a 2000 Alero I tried starter fluid it still won't start it turns over but it won't start could it be the ignition coil

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
10

rshwin--- thanks! I tried this before calling for a tow and it started right up. I can't believe it. Thanks so much.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

For whoever commented on this fix, turning the key to the start position, but if it tries to crank you've gone to far. That's the same position. To start it you have to crank it. The correct position is to turn the key to the "on" position for 10 minutes. If this is incorrect, please advise.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Alero

Looking for a Used Alero in your area?

CarGurus has 438 nationwide Alero listings starting at $2,995.

ZIP:

Oldsmobile Alero Experts

  • #1
    sun4shine2006
    Reputation
    610
  • #2
    Chris Kelso
    Reputation
    250
  • #3
    Rowefast
    Reputation
    210
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
535 Great Deals out of 35,433 listings starting at $1,200
Used Toyota Corolla
755 Great Deals out of 54,182 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Camry
891 Great Deals out of 81,516 listings starting at $999
Used Chevrolet Malibu
931 Great Deals out of 64,932 listings starting at $1,995
Used Honda Accord
965 Great Deals out of 59,154 listings starting at $1,099
Used Chevrolet Camaro
413 Great Deals out of 30,557 listings starting at $1,450
Used Pontiac Grand Am
1,087 listings starting at $994
Used Chevrolet Corvette
164 Great Deals out of 19,666 listings starting at $3,000
Used Chevrolet Impala
536 Great Deals out of 35,070 listings starting at $800
Used Pontiac Grand Prix
29 Great Deals out of 2,641 listings starting at $1,449

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.