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Power Steering Pump Problems of Oldsmobile Alero



Oldsmobile Alero owners have reported 12 problems related to power steering pump (under the steering category).

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2004 Oldsmobile Alero 1
Failure Date: 05/10/2013

Failure happen again. The vehicle as taken to the dealer. The dealer replace. The cam sensor and crank sensor modulator. The vehicle was repaired however the failure happen again. The dealer then stated that could not duplicate the failure again. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure persisted. The failure was taken to the dealer. The dealer stated the fuel pump would need to be replaced. The vehicle was repaired but the failure reocured shortly after. The dealer fuel pump would need to be repaired again. The vehicle was taken to another dealer. The dealer then stated the failure was caused because of a defective ignition switch. The vehicle was repaired. The failure did not reocured . The failure mileage was 107,650. Az.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 2
Failure Date: 11/10/2006

I have had an 99' Oldsmobile Alero for 7 years. It has had almost every problem listed on this website. It has had an over heating problem every year since I got it and I have spent thousands in repairs for the cooling system, fuel pump, poor interior manufacturer, ac/heater blower motor settings failure, fuel gauge failure, transmission leakage, poor springs/struts, gear slipping, hard starting, water leaking in from rain under glove compartment, off alignment (set three times in year), poor gas mileage, overheating or running above normal temperature and sudden overheating without notice of gauge lights or sounds. Has had front right caliper failure locking brake pads down against rotor causing burnout of pads,rotor warping, caliper cylinder damage. Has had power steering pump leakage. This car is a lemon and gm should not be allowed to get away with selling unsafe, worthless vehicles. The only reason I still have mine running is because I have put a lot of personal as well as paid labor into its upkeep over the years due to that I cant afford another car.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2002 Oldsmobile Alero 3
Failure Date: 10/17/2005

The car has broke down and wouldn't restart, fuel pump, ecm? modulater fuses. Powering steering leaks all the time and sometimes locks up. Rear defroster won't work. Driver's side controls for windows, locks, stopped working. Drivers side window drops down and breaks-repaired 3 times and just happened again. Belt broke, lost power barely able to get it off the road. Front passenger wheel thumps, pops, etc. Had fixed and still has the same problems. I've maintained routinely, but it continues to keep breaking down. The handle to put in gear/park has broke. A lot of plastic parts, clips etc crumbling apart, knobs, light switches, window tracts. All out of pocket. Recall for windows, rear defrost, power steering, fuel pump, belt breaking, front hubs/wheels/steering !!!!!.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 4
Failure Date: 07/12/2005

Rear defroster, steering, brakes (3x's), engine, radiator, belt, security systerm, tape deck, power windows.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2001 Oldsmobile Alero 5
Failure Date: 02/01/2005

2001 Oldsmobile Alero intake manifold problem. The consumer had discovered a coolant leak. The consumer stated gm issued an improved gasket to avoid future problems with the engine. The consumer believed it gm was aware of the problem why did the expense have to fall on the consumer. The power steering was replaced.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 6
Failure Date: 02/28/2003

Purchased the car in February'03. Bad vibration when driving at speeds over 45 mph, tires rotated and balanced 4+ times, both front wheel bearing/hub kits replaced in less than 6 months after purchase, still occurs and have just grown accustomed to the shaking. Engine coolant leaks: replaced pump and "o" ring. Power steering pump and return hose replaced. Driver side window does not roll back up(believe dealership replaced prio to purchase). Driver side mirror motor has never worked properly, dealer(in rochester) put on receipt of last repair that they replaced motor, but didn't actually have part, but was on order. Never received a phone call back when or if part came in(dealership is over 300 miles from my home, purchased car on the internet).


car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 7
Failure Date: 11/29/2002

Power steering pump has been replaced once for grinding noise. It needs to be replaced again for whining noise and loss of power steering. Since Oldsmobile dealership closed their doors after 36 years the extended warranty I purchased through them is not valid and have to pay for it myself. Bbb and state atty general's office were of no help with finding/having delaership honor the warranty.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 2000 Oldsmobile Alero 8
Failure Date: 09/14/2002

I purchased a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero in June of 2002, since the purchase I have had nothing but mechanical issues. The first being brakes/rotors being replaced twice a year, then my head gasket went, tires wear too quickly, and now my service engine light, abs light, no traction light (which does not work), change oil light is on, and now I am having problems with my wheel bearings, and cv joints, the car actually makes grinding noises when turning to the left and often sounds and feels as if I have a flat tire. I have had all of these repairs done and the car was fine for 1 week and now all of the problems are back except for the head gasket. Did I mention I also had to have the power steering pump replaced as well, I feel that for the price I paid and the research I have done, there are many others that are having the same difficulty as me, when I read others problems, I feel like I am reading about my car. This was my first car I had ever purchased and feel that mine and my family's safety is at risk because you never know when something is going to happen and I am about out of money replacing parts. Please look into anyone who owns a Oldsmobile Alero and give me some advice. Thank you.

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car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 9
Failure Date: 03/15/2001

Consumer noticed a noise coming from power steering system. Dealer determined power steering pump needed to be replaced. On 4 Feb 2002, at first start, consumer was not able to steer vehicle, it was towed to dealer. Power steering pump needed to be replaced.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 10
Failure Date: 03/27/2000

Power steering pump failed.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 11
Failure Date: 02/15/1999

Defective power steering pumps; consumer had three power steering pumps replacesd within eight months. Can NHTSA provide additional information on this matter.

car image   Power Steering Pump problem of the 1999 Oldsmobile Alero 12

While driving power steering went out due to the power steering pump being faulty. This has happened twice. Dealer has replaced pump, and now is also replacing transmission.